Summer Denim Refashion For Girls

Summer Denim Refashion For Girls

Here’s a refashion I did with a great little pair of jeans that my kid loves.

They got a hole in the knee! Since summers here, I cut them to above the knee length.

I cut one side first…

Then folded them over & matched them up before cutting the other side.

Bella wanted them to have a distressed look, so I chopped into the denim in a few places, careful not to cut into the stitching. These will fray properly after washing.

Finally, I folded the leg cuff up and stitched, and added some colorful buttons. This was a quick project that got me lots of smiles and a big hug.

With love til’ next time…

About The Author

Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Susie @Bowdabra

    Hey there! Thanks for linking up your great post. Stop by again next week and link up another awesome project!

    Have a wonderful week!

  2. The MadMama

    Aaw, what a cutie patootie! She looks so happy with your refashion! Good job Mama! :)

  3. Buttons

    Hey, I’m back (kind of)! I’ve been so busy, and it’s not going to stop all summer, I’ve been terrified to even look at my RSS Feeds because I had like a bajillion unread posts!

    Super cute! I especially love the buttons on the pocket. I think I’ll need to be doing this with Miss O’s cute colorful denim. She is such a skinny little slip of a thing that anything that fits around her waist is flood pants anyway, and now that she’s been in school a lot of them are in pretty rough condition. What a fun summer makeover!

  4. Fine Craft Guild

    Really cute! Thank you for linking this up with us! ~ Rose

  5. Elena

    Aren’t you creative! Love what you did to these jeans! So cute! The buttons are perfect :o) And what a cutie she is! By the way, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment! Hope you have a fantastic weekend :o)

  6. kelly thompson

    this is a really cute idea especially since kids grow so fast out of their clothes! also saying hi from WBP week 8

  7. Pam

    The buttons are a great idea! Fabulous time saving refashion, Amy.

  8. Lisa Newlin

    These are a blast from the past! I used to have jean shorts just like this when I was a kid, although they didn’t have the buttons on the pocket. You’re so stinking creative!

  9. Lisa Nelson

    Those are really super cute, Amy! I love the colorful buttons!

    You know, it reminds me of the little dots I have on my website. I think I love your buttons just as much as i love those dots. More even!

    You are so very clever!

  10. domestic bliss squared

    So cute! I bet my daughter would love the little buttons on her jeans too, such a cute detail!

  11. Aleks

    CUTE! I have a few pair of jeans I have been thinking of jorting for myself. Great inspiration!

  12. rea

    ah that is so cute, adding buttons just makes it even cuter! at least your daughter will still enjoy her favorite denim♥


  13. gina

    Those are cuter than anything you could buy at the store!!! Copying is the sincerest form of flattery, right? So, if i do this you will be flattered?!? :) i like the colored denim!!

  14. Rachel

    I would not have thought to turn up and hem, smart! Am I showing my lack of distressing knowledge? Love the color, glad she can wear them more!

  15. ingrid@nowathomemom

    loving the distressed look of the jeans! I’m sure they will look better after a couple of washes! those buttons; super cute! when I was in high school, my mom used to cut off my old pair of jeans knee length and loved them, she did that for me for several years! I always liked them! glad you got many smiles too! :-) Hope you guys are doing well!


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