A few weeks ago, we had fun making our own bias tape. Last week, we freshened up some old towels with this cute sewing notion. Today, we’re going to use bias tape to get ready for summer and give some old jeans a new life.
First, find an old pair of jeans with stained or worn out knees.
Cut the jeans to your desired shorts length.
Grab some of your cute homemade bias tape, open it up, match the raw edges and pin it to the bottom the shorts.
Fold 1/4″ on the end and pin.
Sew the tape to the jeans using the first fold as your guide. When you get back around to where you started, cut the bias tape leaving enough to overlap an inch or so and continue sewing to the end.
Fold the tape again along the original fold lines, bring it around to the wrong side of the jeans and pin. The bottom raw edge of the jeans will be sandwiched in between the tape.
You can zig zag the edge or sew it with a straight stitch to finish off your shorts.
To finish off the look, use bias tape in a braid……
or make some coordinating tape for shoe laces.
Have fun and I hope you’ve been enjoying this bias tape series. I’d love to know what you’ve been doing with all of your homemade bias tape.