These cost me $5 dollars at a consignment shop, so I wasn't the least bit worried about ruining them. I marked where the knee was, and where I wanted to shorten them too. I amputated them a few inches below that. I wanted the hem to be rolled, so that is why I didn't chop exactly where I wanted them to end up.
Next, I took them in a pinch along the side seam, just to straighten the leg out.
I serged around the bottom to keep them from fraying in the wash. Next, I rolled them up once and tacked them down at the side seams.
Lastly, I rolled them up a second time, without sewing anything. I pressed them with the iron and called it done. Easy, fast, and soooo much better for this lovely hot weather.
I was sort of thinking about throwing them into a bucket of bleach to lighten them up a bit. I don't really care for dark wash unless its really nice jeans. Have any of you ever bleached your jeans before? Did you like it? Do tell, pretty please!
Happy Weekend! =)
Proverbs 16:9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.