So I had a not so crafty week last week and so this week I am starting it off right!
I literally got a random hair to do this project at 9pm on a Saturday night after spending time on Pinterest. I saw something that is sold on Etsy and reallllly want to make my own so I did!
I had a pair of Nico’s old too small jeans laying around and had been holding onto them to make into shorts so this project was perfect.
So I started with a full-length regular old pair of jeans.
I put them on and measured out how long I wanted them to be so that they still had nice length to them, and then I cut.
After the shorts were cut I traced the pocket and cut a pocket out of some red fabric and a blue with stars fabric. I cut out matching heat bond and ironed it onto the fabric and then onto the pocket. I sewed around the edges of the pocket to make it even more stable.
I then took some fabric paint and painted stripes on the red since I didn’t have any striped fabric.
After I was done with that I wanted to distress them a little so I took a wash cloth and dipped it in a little bit of bleach and rubbed it on the shorts in order to lighten them up a bit. I then washed them and let them fray.
I also plan to take some sand paper and distress them up a little more but for now I really like them.
Granted they were men’s jeans so they are a little bit looser than I normally wear but I like the fit and think I may do this with some other fabrics and thrift store jeans!
Yay for being productive! I have one project done and another project already in the works.