Simple Leggings #MomHack for Cartwheel shorts:
Are you ready to have your mind blown by the simplest, easiest girl’s leggings hack? You guys this was life changing! And I know what you’re thinking…girl’s leggings are not life changing. And while I always have had a flair for the dramatic, all I have to say to you, is THREE GIRLS. Mamas, I have three girls. Three girls who love #1 to wear leggings, #2 love to run and jump and skin up the knees in said leggings, and #3 ditch the leggings for dresses the moment the weather changes.
Before I discovered this simple leggings #momhack for cartwheel shorts, I was throwing away a lot of leggings AND buying a lot of cartwheel shorts. Once the girls got in school, hanging upside down on the monkey bars in a dress merited a little more coverage, and this trick has saved me. This mom hack is easy enough for me (which says a lot) and my girls, will save money, and more sustainable. Win, win, win!
It’s simple. Recycle. Instead of throwing away leggings every time you get a hole in the knee, save them and make cartwheel shorts out of them! Seriously, that’s it. It’s that easy. But somehow for years of having girls, it never crossed my mind! That is, until another friend of mine with three small girls told me how someone else had blown her mind by suggesting it! And I have been doing it ever since!
What you’ll need:
It really depends on your personality just how precise you want to get. If we’re being honest here, and that’s what I want for this space: complete honesty and transparency, I typically just grab a pair of scissors and start hacking away without any thought. But I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I’ve had a few misses with this “technique.” I’ve cut them too short, mismatched, and sloppy. But, hey, it gets the job done!
If you prefer a little more precision, you have two more options:
1. Grab a store bought pair of cartwheel shorts you already own, and use them for your guide. Lay the guide on top of your ruined leggings, and cut along the bottom for uniformity and appropriate length.
2. Choose your desired inseam. Use sewing tape, a ruler, or tape measure to measure from the top of the waist to the bottom of your desired length, and mark it in several spots for a straight line. And cut.
And there you have it!! Cartwheel shorts for your little to wear under all her favorite dresses, so she can twirl, climb, and summersault with the best of them!
What is your favorite #momhack? I’d love to know!
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