Looking for a quick, cool project that will also help you save a few extra bucks?  Great! In this tutorial, I'm going to share with you how I up cycle denim jeans.

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mingoandgrace.com | UpCycled Denim
mingoandgrace.com | UpCycled Denim

My two year old son is growing taller and his waist seems to be shrinking.  As I was folding a pair of his shorts, I noticed they were sized 12-18 months.  Just for kicks, I pulled a pair of 12-18 month jeans out of the box slated to go to the Goodwill, and tried them on him. To my surprise they actually fit---except they were about two inches too short. That's a pretty easy fix for a momma that sews!

  • A pair of jeans that you want to add length to
  • A pair of jeans that you are willing to cut up to make the leg extensions and patches. If you are like me and refuse to buy shorts, you must have pant legs in your stash from all of the cut off shorts you made over the summer. I did not bother trying to match the denim colors exactly. I think the contrasting colors is what make these jeans so cool.
  • General sewing supplies - scissors, matching thread, pins
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