DIY Cutoff Shorts
Jeans or shorts
Embroidery thread (seen above)
Studs (if you like)
It's a small amount of sewing so it could be done by hand.
I started by cutting the jeans to my desired length. I usually start long and go shorter. So this time I made a few cuts. The picture shows 2 but I made about 4.
*Always try on in-between cuts!
Next, I layered the fabric over the shorts.
There really was no easy way for me to do this so I lifted the fabric, then cut a few inches and repeated that until the whole section was cut out.
Next, I pinned into place. I put a few sides through my sewing machine, but it was difficult for me to sew using my machine without sewing the shorts together so I did it in sections. The hard to sew sections (the pockets!) I used embroidery thread to add a decorative touch and keep the fabric in place.
I kept the colors of the fabric in mind when I purchased the thread. I wanted it to accent the fabric and add a boho look to the shorts. I used an embroidery needle and had the thread looping over the denim edge pictured above.
I then decided to add a few decorative thread accents on the bottom corner with a couple scattered studs and on the pockets to tie the fabric into the whole pair of shorts.
Top: Thrifted ($4)
DIY Shorts: Thrifted ($10)
Sandals: Thrifted ($10)
This was such a fun DIY! It was an easy project and will be perfect for any summer shorts makeover.
The possibilities are endless with this DIY- whether it's stitching words with thread, adding fabric on both sides, or threading the entire pair in a cool design.
I wanted to showcase the beautiful shorts so I kept the rest of my outfit simple. I've been searching for the perfect nude sandals that weren't too light for my skin tone and came across these beauties at a local thrift store. It's like they were made for me. And they were only $10!
I will be taking a little blog vacation because I'm volunteering for a few weeks at a camp. So what better way to leave y'all then with a little project for you to do when I'm gone :)
Thank you so much for all your support and I can't wait to come back!