I'm not sure exactly what my son does, but somehow every pair of jeans we own has a hole in the right knee.
Holes are cool and everything, but I like him to look like he hasn't been dragging himself around on the ground like an animal.
Plus, the kid is getting TALL! He is still thin enough to fit in his size 7 jeans, but they are starting to look a bit like pedal pushers or capris. He got a few new pairs of 8's at Christmas, but we can never have enough jeans for this kid. He's a pants only kind of boy. His own personal preference.
I decided to take a pair of the 7's and see if I could lengthen them and patch the hole in a way that still is cool enough to wear to school without ridicule.
First, I cut the jeans at the knees where the hole was, but on both legs.
Then I took a pair of old jeans from my stash (save ALL denim).
The bottoms I used were an old pair of his size 6 jeans, I think.
You can use any pair of jeans, though.
They don't need to be the same size.
It was a little easier to do with existing jeans, because I could use one existing seam, if not both.
If you use an adult size pair of jeans, you just have to create your own seams on each side.
I'll explain the process in more detail on my blog.
Here is the finished product! My son ended up with 3 "new" pairs of jeans.
And my daughter even got a pair, too!
I like it way better than the big right side knee hole look.
What are these kids doing at school anyway???
Any bets on how long until one of them comes home with a hole in their jeans?