It's summer again. I have three little girls and I am very conservative when dressing them. I have found it very difficult to find longer shorts for them, since the style right now is short shorts. I have done classic cut-off shorts in the past, but decided to finish them off a little different this time. I am a quilter and have lots of binding scraps from my quilts, so I used some left over binding. You can buy binding tape or just make your own. It's super easy.
First you cut the shorts to the desired length. Measure the distance around one leg, and + 2"= the length of one binding strip. Make two.
To make the binding: Cut 2" strips of your fabric.
Continue stitching all the way around, until you get about 3" from the end that you started at.