Introduction: The Easiest Capris/Shorts You'll Ever Make!

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The following Instructable features the easiest way I know to make capris or shorts out of an old T-shirt...just in time for summer!

The whole process takes less then 10 minutes, and is made without a pattern or having another pair of capris or shorts on hand.

Let's get started :)

Step 1: What You'll Need...

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1. An old T-shirt (for my daughter, I used one of my shirts: a women's size medium t-shirt)

2. Scissors

3. Sewing machine with matching thread

Step 2: Cut Off the Sleeves

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Cut off the sleeves at the seams.

Step 3: Cut the Shoulder Seams

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Next, cut the shoulder seams.

Step 4: Cut the Side Seams

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Now, cut the seams down each side of the t-shirt.

Step 5: Sew New Seams

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1. Face the right sides of the t-shirt together.

2. Sew new seams around the arm holes (DO NOT sew the shoulders or sides of the shirt).

3. You'll end up with the last picture.

Step 6: Open & Sew

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1. Open the shirt so the two seams you just sewed are together.

2. Sew from one end of the bottom curve to the other, to get the second picture.

Step 7: Finishing Up

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Hem the top (or add elastic, a drawstring, or belt loops) and you're DONE!

Easy peasy, right!?

NOTE: To make shorts instead, simply cut the legs shorter and hem the bottoms. To make capris or shorts for adults, just use a larger t-shirt.

Thanks for visiting :)


parisusa (author)2016-06-05

After I commented I grabbed an XL shirt someone gave my son (he's M) and whipped up a pair in 15 min. Just need a waist elastic! Awesome! Might put ribbon at bottom too! For me. Not my son :)

Meglymoo87 (author)parisusa2016-06-05

Lol ;) So glad you tried it! It's a crazy easy technique! Hope to see a picture when you're done :)

parisusa (author)2016-06-05

Thank you for this! I have made tshirt skirts but I love this too!

Meglymoo87 (author)parisusa2016-06-05

You're welcome :) Thanks for commenting and visiting!

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