Fixing Cuffed Shorts

As the summer approaches, the season of short wearing is approaching. Not as rapidly as I thought, but having a true winter was nice as well. In Austin, we never had 4 true seasons so it was nice seeing snow, and not having to go out in it. :)

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I like wearing shorts in the summer, and for some reason I have been buying the kind with a little cuff on the bottom, well that cuff always gets messed up and makes me a little crazy. So, here is how I fixed that.

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Here is the culprit, always folds weird, either I sat on it wrong or in the dryer it got messed up, who knows.

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First I flattened out the cuff and ironed them as flat as they would go.

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Then I used some Heat’n Bond Ultra Hold which I found at JoAnns.

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First I stretched out the jeans onto the ironing board so one side was as flat as possible. Then I laid the tape over the area that I needed and cut it to that size as you can see.

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Then lay under the cuff with the paper side up.

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Then Iron it, make sure your iron is nice and hot. It might take a while since it needs to go through two layers of fabric.

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To test you can try and pull up a small portion of the paper, and if it is clear underneath and not cloudy, it is ready. Then remove the paper.

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Then lay the fabric of the cuff down the way you want it so that you can adhere the other side to the cuff.

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Iron again so that sucker is on there really well.

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Repeat those steps with the other 3 portions of the shorts and Voila! This tape is supposed to stay even during washing which is why I got that type. Also, if you are still worried about it coming up like me, then just tack the front and back a little bit with thread.

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