My children like to climb and crawl and seem to always be getting holes in the knees of their jeans. For my boy, I simply cut them off just above the knee and serge the raw edge. (This keeps me from having to sew through triple layers of denim.) Then, I turn it under once and sew a double row of stitching to match the thread on the seams.
For my oldest daughter, I used a little leftover gingham ribbon that I had from this wedding gift to give them a little flair. I was very pleased with the way they turned out. Now she has a new pair of shorts and they didn't cost me a dime!
**Have you signed my guestbook yet? Check out Hula Girl! She was my Best Friend Forever in High School. In the early 1980s! Can you believe how young she looks?