Wednesday, 11 April 2012

DIY Scalloped Denim Shorts



What you need:
some plain old denim shorts with a straight hem
scissors
cardboard
a sewing machine
a pen
some pins

What you do:
1. Cut out a scallop shape from some cardboard, like the one in the picture below.
2. Fold the edge on your shorts up approximately the height of your cardboard stencil, on the RIGHT side of the shorts.


 3. Trace around the scallop shape, making scallops all the way around the cuff of your shorts. Pin the folded up bit to your shorts so it doesn't move when you start sewing.

4. Using a small straight stitch, sew around your drawn lines. Lift and readjust the foot as you go to make it easier!

5. Cut out your scallops, just outside the line you sewed. Now iron, flip the hem inside out, iron again, and you're done!


xxx Annika

20 comments:

  1. That's a really nice DIY! You look super cute in this outfit :)xx

    smokinred.blogspot.com
    ~Sandra

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  2. Aaw they look so cute! You're super talented!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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    1. No way, they're really just very easy to do :) but thank you

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  3. I love the pin needles you have! Where did you get them?

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  4. wow, awesome idea! however, I'm not good in sewing, but I think I could just cut out a scalop shape without sewing it around, what do you think?

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    1. I'm not Annika, obviously, but in my experiences, you'd be best to hand sew around it rather than just cutting it out. Denim frays a lot, so the hem keeps it from fraying as much, as well as keeping the scallop shape. :)

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    2. Katie's got it right! No harm in trying if you've just got an old pair of jeans or shorts to work on, though. But I'm pretty sure they would fray quite easily, unfortunately. Give sewing a go ;)

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  5. Great DIY! Very simple way to make scalloped shorts :)

    xx maggie
    saltandleather.blogspot.com

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  6. Pretty flippin' cute! Will definitely need to make something like this! Perfect for summer, I think :)
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  7. looks gorgeous! loving your new ink hair btw. really suits you!

    Tanya x

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  8. Hey! gracias! Me has dado una idea muy buena para un trabajo de la univercidad! Gracias! y obvio que ame tu short!

    http://dancingwithtearsgf.blogspot.com

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    1. No hay problema! That's probably totally wrong but google translate told me that's how to write no problem in spanish, haha.
      thank you :)

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  9. Super cute and fun idea! Looks simple enough that even I could do it on my brandy new sewing machine! Thank you!

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  10. C'MON! With every post you get more awesome! Those shorts are the best yet. If I didn't have such chuncky li'l thighs...

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  11. *-* Scalloped shorts! I thought this was going to be complicated or maybe you just make it look easy. I don't even know how to sew. I like looking at your DIY stuff though, it's just fascinating.

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  12. Hi sweet lady! I found your blog via She Smiles, She Writes and am SO GLAD I did! I'm your newest follower! xoxo

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  13. Those shorts look awesome! I made one for myself too, I would be glad if you check it out on my blog :)

    http://funandoblivious.blogspot.com/

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