|Posted on June 22, 2012 at 6:00 AM|
Li'l man is growing so fast that his pants are either high-waters or puddling on the floor. With all the running around he does, folded cuffs never stay folded for long. So, I've come up with this easy way to adjust his pant length using a button that keeps his cuff in place. It only requires a little hand stitching, a couple buttons, and bit of elastic. When he gets tall enough, I can just unbutton the cuff. The button stays in place and the elastic is hidden away on the inside of the pants. You could do this with a little girl's pants to make them convert from long pants to scrunchy capris too.
Buttons (1/2 - 1 inch depending on pant size)
1/4 inch elastic (about 4 inches per pants for a toddler)
All purpose thread
1) Fold the cuffs so that the pants are the desired length.
2) On the outside edge of the pant leg, sew a button just above the top of the cuff.
3) Cut about 2 inches of elastic and fold in half. Position the elastic so that you have the raw edge tucked into the cuff and you've left enough to go around the button. You should have to stretch the elastic to get it over the button. Pin the elastic in place.
4) Unfold the cuff and sew the elastic in place.
That's it! It really only take a few minutes per pants and helps you get a lot more use out of each pair.