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Easy and stylish tribal/aztec print shorts!
Tribal print shorts and other clothes are very on trend this summer. I really wanted a pair of shorts like these, so I bought second hand jeans did a little DIY magic on them! For more also check out my new blog. Now to the tutorial..

Posted by Emily S. from Finland, Minnesota, United States • Published See Emily S.'s 5 projects »
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  • How to decorate a pair of painted shorts. Tribal Print Shorts - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find your old pair of white or any light colored jeans or go and buy them second hand, I got this pair for just 1 euro, so it is cheap! Then cut them into shorts.

  • How to decorate a pair of painted shorts. Tribal Print Shorts - Step 2
    Step 2

    Get a ruler and a pencil and mark a row dots as in the picture. Leave about 3 cm space in between, and another row of dots about 2 cm under each dot.

  • How to decorate a pair of painted shorts. Tribal Print Shorts - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sew a crossing pattern from dot to dot with a zigzag stitch. You should get one row of the black pattern. Then leave enough space in between, repeat the last step and sew another pattern in the same way.

    I decided to go with a simple triangle pattern in the middle but you can do what pleases you.

  • How to decorate a pair of painted shorts. Tribal Print Shorts - Step 4
    Step 4

    Grab some fun colored threads and sew in the triangles and squares.

  • How to decorate a pair of painted shorts. Tribal Print Shorts - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut off all the excess threads and you have got yourself an awesome new pair of shorts!

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