Bunny had really never worn blue jeans other than maybe once or twice. I don't really like young children to wear constricting or uncomfortable clothes. I feel like there are enough uncomfortable things in their little lives, such as teething and various bumps and bruises, that can occur as a child learns what they can and can't do by themselves. But when my sister, Meagan, got some hand-me-downs from a friend and let me look through them, since Bunny is bigger than her own daughter, Birdy, there were a few pairs of very worn and comfy feeling jeans that were calling my craft loving name.
The jeans fit quite well in the waist, but were far too long for Bunny to wear. So I found myself with two options. One, I could hem the jeans to fit. Or two, I could cut them short and add a little flair to the bottom. Needless to say, I went with option two.
I had a fat quarter that I was longing to use,
so I cut two pieces about twice as wide as the circumference of the leg of the jeans and six inches tall.
I gather stitched them and sewed them to the bottoms of the jeans that had been cut 5 inches shorter than what Bunny would wear. I stitched up the sides and hemmed up the bottoms, and ended up with an awesome little pair of bell bottom jeans.