I had a pair of casual pants with legs that were too wide and out of style. The pants were almost brand new because I would keep thinking I would wear them, but never did. I decided that they would be perfect for cutting down for capris. You can do this project alone, but it does help to have someone assist with the measuring.
Total Time: 1.5 hours
First, I measured a couple of pairs of capris that I have to get a general idea of how long they were in the inseam.
Next, I measured the remaining length. I needed to cut off 12 inches to get the length I wanted after hemming.
Using a ruler I made marks on the wrong side of the legs at 12 inches.
I connected the marks to create a cutting line.
I cut up the side seam and then cut off the pant legs.
I tried the pants back on and we turned them up and pinned for the finished length.
I needed to turn up 2.5 inches to get the desired length. I first turned up 1.25 inches and pinned it. Then I turned up the second 1.25 inches removing pins and repinning as I went.
Finally, I sewed two parallel stitched lines to finish the hem edge. You can finish any way you like.