Festival season is almost here, which means festival styles are starting to pop up all over the place. From boho chic to grunge and everything in between, I think everyone is just excited for the warmer months and more bare skin!
I decided to create my own ode to festival fashion in the form of some high waist jeans turned into cutoff shorts complete with patch pockets and a little hand embroidery.
I found this pair of vintage jeans at a local thrift store for a mere $3. The fabric for the pockets was in my scrap pile, and the embroidery thread I already had. The beauty of this DIY is that it is so easy!
First, I tried on the jeans and determined how short I wanted my shorts – I ended up with about a 2.5 inch inseam. Since I want these shorts to fray and wear naturally, I decided to leave the ends alone and just fold them up until they continue to fray.
Then, I made a little paper template of my pocket shape and cut out the fabric for both pockets, with a little extra on top so I could fold it into the pocket itself. I sewed the three outside edges of the pocket on my machine (careful not to sew the pockets closed), and finished with some hand embroidery for extra detail.
I really love how these cutoff shorts came out! And it was so easy – I finished this whole project in under 30 minutes. I even added a little chunk of fabric to the front pocket insert, as well.
There you have it: DIY patch pocket shorts! So easy, and don’t worry if you’re not into sewing, because you could easily recreate this project using fabric adhesive or iron-on transfers to attach the “patches” as well!
I even left all of the edges of the cut fabric raw (or un-hemmed) so they will fray naturally over time and add to the worn-in look of the vintage shorts. No sewing required, unless you want to!
Are you a fan of festival fashion? Got any good festival themed DIY’s?? Do share! ;)
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