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Want a cute new pair of summer fun shorts? All you need is an old pair of jeans, a little bit of lace, and just a little bit of time!

Step 1:
Insert one leg into the other, wrong sides together.

Step 2:
Using chalk, mark your new leg-line. Make sure you have at least a 2" inseam…these are shorts and not underwear. Cut though all 4 layers of fabric on your marked line. You don’t need to add hem allowance because the look of the short is a raw / torn edge that is super on trend.

Step 3:
Cut up the side seam (about to the pocket if there is one), and then cut a triangle shape like the picture (about 3" on each side of the side seam hem). Place lace under the opening with about a 1/2" under lap and either machine or hand sew in place.

Instruction 4:
Wear and enjoy. These would have been perfect for Coachella! So Boho Chic.

Happy DIYing!

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    Oct 29, 2013, 05.56 PMby CherylDeeDee

    Personally I would sew the pocket opening shut and remove the “pocket bag”. I like the “cleaner” flat look on the front of the shorts.

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    Jun 20, 2013, 09.34 PMby Maria Sanchez

    nice!

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    Jun 19, 2013, 01.40 PMby Jodi Wade

    That looks so cool!

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    Jun 19, 2013, 01.39 AMby jenss-1

    Just wondering about the pocket bag. Was it removed completely or just trimmed down?

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      Jun 19, 2013, 02.01 AMby jilleigh

      good question! i would slant the pocket so it didn’t show.

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      Jun 19, 2013, 03.12 PMby MegH

      Great question! I think you could cut and sew them back shorter so they don’t show. But personally I would leave them hanging through the lace and extending beyond the hem…I like that look!

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