I got the inspiration for this project from pinterest, I’ve seen lots of jeans with doilies on them. I didn’t follow one particular tutorial, I just winged it, but there are a ton of variations on pinterest in addition to mine 😉
K knew right off I didnt’ want “short shorts” just not my thing, I like something more golf short length. I had some doilies I got about a year ago from ebay to do another project with, no idea what that was LOL but now the doilies are going to be sewn into more shorts!
- Pair of old jeans, cut to length that you like.
- Doily (I found mine on ebay, but you can find some at local thrift stores too)
- White or off white thread
- Sewing machine
- 505 spray and fix fabric adhesive (to keep the doily in place while you sew)
Step 1: Spray one side of doily with the 505 adhesive (the wrong side) basically they look the same so just pick a side :). Then place on your shorts with just a bit over the edge (You’ll cut this off even with shorts in later step. Press and let sit for 3 mins.
Step 2: Sew a regular stitch about 1/2″ from cut edge of jeans all the way around, over the doily and do this on both legs. This step keeps the fraying from going wild and also allows you to cut the doily off in the next step 5 without it unraveling)
Step 3: do your best to sew about 1/2″ in all the way around the edge of the doily.
Step 4: sew from center all the way out to edge on doily, following some of the thread lines, I got about 6 lines sewin on my doily pattern, this keeps it from getting loos and hanging off your jeans after the spray adhesive is gone, which happens after washing.
Step 5: cut bottom of doily to shorts/denim length
Step 6: cut all loss threads.
Enjoy!, Any questions, leave a comment.