Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ruffle Cuff Capris for Me!

I love the look of the ruffle cuff Capri's that are out there for little girls and I wanted to fancy up some of my pants too! I was talking with my SIL and I told her that I wanted to add a fabric ruffle to my Capri cuff but I also wanted to remain neutral. She suggested lace and I thought it was a FABULOUS idea!

This project took me about 15 minutes.

Here is what you need:
Pants
Lace
Sewing machine and sewing tools (thread, scissors, etc...)


1. Cut off your pants if they are not Capri's already.
2. Cut your lace to fit around the cuff of your jeans PLUS 1/2 inch more!

Optional... I layered my lace to give it more width... but you can start out but wider lace too. {This lace was free! Thanks Mom!!}

3. Fold over your unfinished edge of your lace and zigzag stitch to finish it. (This is why we cut it 1/2 inch longer)

4. Pin the lace around your cuff. You can pin it to the front or the inside... it is up to you how you want it to be finished.

I found that using lots of pin helped!

5. Sew your lace to your jeans. I used a zigzag stitch, you can use a straight stitch too.
All done! Too CUTE!!

Here is a pair that I did with wider lace. I sewed the lace to the inside of the pants and left the bottom of the pant legs to fray a bit for added cuteness!



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21 comments :

Dollie said...

Those are super cute. Here I was thinking I'm the only one that would like cute capris like those.. Thanks for the awesome tutorial.. Once I'm handy enough with the sewing machine I might try to do that :)
Dollie

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

I have the perfect pair of jeans for this!

Michelle said...

Very cute! I am definitely going to have to try this!

Nancy's Couture said...

Super cute!!!

Carla said...

What a great idea adding ruffles. It would make some supper adorable additions.

Laura said...

This is adorable! I'm going to have to try this. I also love your blog makeover. So pretty!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

How cute! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Rowanmayfairs said...

I need to do this to some of my jeans..

I'm short and have destroyed the hems in some of my jeans. Been debating making them capris but kinda wanted something "cute" but but not too cute since I'm 33yrs old.

Donene said...

Oh, so cute! I think they turned out adorable!

Its A Blog Party said...

Super cute!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I love the lace trim!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Boy don't you look cute! What a sweet idea and so easy to do.

Tauni said...

Wow. Your pants turned out so cute. I may have to try this...

Cecily said...

That is a super cute idea and a great tutorial! Love it! Thanks a ton.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

Very cute! I love the idea. This would be perfect to add a little bit of length to some shorter capri's...oh wait! I have some! I better get on that!

Misty said...

What a cute idea!! Love the lace!

Mandi said...

Super cute idea!

FineArtPainting said...

Great idea/tute

Come link it up at our DIY linky party: http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-3/

Rose

Real Life Reslers said...

Hey! I just came over from tatertots and jello and I am freaking out! I love this blog. Consider me a follower!

angiegirl71 said...

I just found this blog the jeans with ruffles so cought my eye. sssoooo CUTE..thanks for sharing

Mandy @ thetinkersmuse said...

very cute, and so easy to do!

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