Gonna fix up a pair of shorts

Gonna fix up a pair of shorts

Gonna fix up a pair of shorts, leg openings falling apart, let’s see what I can do to save them.

This is my favorite pair, wear them around the house a few days a week. they are about 12 to 15 years old.

The leg openings were starting to fall apart, so before they get too bad, I will be adding a band of map print is a woven fabric.

Leg openings starting to fall apart.
Leg openings starting to fall apart.
This pair of shorts is about 12 to 15 years old.
This pair of shorts is about 12 to 15 years old.
Want to keep the side seam detail
Want to keep the side seam detail
found some fabric and matching thread
found some fabric and matching thread
Cut a 2 inch wide strip slightly longer than leg opening. Pressed a 3/8" crease, and stitched on the crease, directly on top of seam of the hem., similar to double fold bias strip application.
Cut a 2-inch wide strip slightly longer than leg opening. Pressed a 3/8″ crease, and stitched on the crease, directly on top of seam of the hem., similar to double fold bias strip application.
then folded over and pressed, and folded under to the inside of short log opening.
then folded over and pressed, and folded under to the inside of short log opening.
Top Stitching the fabric strip down. did three row, two at the bottom hem and one at the top hem.
Top Stitching the fabric strip down. did three row, two at the bottom hem and one at the top hem.
was able to save the side seam detail.
was able to save the side seam detail.
Inside view of side seam detail
Inside view of side seam detail
Outside view of top stitching. three rows of triple stitching.
Outside view of top stitching. three rows of triple stitching.
inside and outside view of short repair.
inside and outside view of short repair.
compare of before and after
compare of before and after

 

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