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30 mins

A super easy way to update an old pair of shorts.
I was inspired to make these shorts after I saw a similar thing from this etsy store owned by Meanz from <a href="http://koi-story.blogspot.com.au/">Koi Story</a> (although the cat themed ones she makes are most definitely better).

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  • How to make a pair of patched shorts. Diy Shorts/Jeans Pocket Embellishment - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get a pair of shorts/jeans with pockets.

  • How to make a pair of patched shorts. Diy Shorts/Jeans Pocket Embellishment - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make a stencil (I just used baking paper, but you can use pattern paper if you've got it) by tracing around your pocket. Leave half an inch around all the edges.

  • How to make a pair of patched shorts. Diy Shorts/Jeans Pocket Embellishment - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out your fabric using this stencil. Fold the edges in half an inch or so and sew them down onto the fabric...

  • How to make a pair of patched shorts. Diy Shorts/Jeans Pocket Embellishment - Step 4
    Step 4

    ...making sure you make it the same size of the pockets that already exist on the shorts.

  • How to make a pair of patched shorts. Diy Shorts/Jeans Pocket Embellishment - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew this onto your shorts (hand sew or sewing machine both work fine!), and make sure you're only sewing onto the back of the shorts, not all the way through! When you get the the top of the pocket, hand sew this on so that you still have a functional pocket.

    That's it!

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Sam G.
Sam G.
These look great but did you remove the original pockets? I feel like it should be mentioned even though its a small step
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IrisMakesStuff
IrisMakesStuff · 1 project
Those are probably the cutest shorts ever O_O
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