Turn your kids' denim from flood waters to fabulous capris with some no-sew hemming and painting.

By Debra Immergut
Photograph by Alexandra Grablewski

Salvage those jeans!

You will need:

Too-short jeans

Chalk

Iron and ironing board

Fabric glue (we used Fabri-Tac)

1-inch-wide masking tape

Colored and white fabric paint

Paint brush or foam brush

1. With your child in the jeans, determine the desired length, add 1 inch, and mark the length with the chalk. Trim the jeans along the chalk line.

2. Turn the jeans inside out and fold the bottom edge to make a 1-inch hem. Press a crisp edge with a hot iron. Secure the hem with a line of fabric glue.

3. Turn the jeans right side out. On each leg, apply three strips of tape at 1-inch intervals as shown at right.

4. Paint the bottom stripe using the colored fabric paint straight from the bottle. Make the lighter shades for the other two stripes by mixing in drops of white paint.

5. Let the paint dry, then remove the tape and set the paint according to the package directions.

Originally published in the April 2013 issue of FamilyFun

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