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A quick way to update your favorite cut-off shorts.
Denim shorts are my favorite thing to wear in the summer (and as far into fall as I can get away with). Adding a little vintage trim to the pockets can really kick them up a notch... and, it's easy!

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  • How to make shorts. Trimmed Pocket Denim Cut Off Shorts - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find a pair of denim shorts you love.

  • How to make shorts. Trimmed Pocket Denim Cut Off Shorts - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lay them flat on their front so you can see the back pockets.

  • How to make shorts. Trimmed Pocket Denim Cut Off Shorts - Step 3
    Step 3

    Choose a beautiful trim to apply to the back pockets.

  • How to make shorts. Trimmed Pocket Denim Cut Off Shorts - Step 4
    Step 4

    I chose this vintage boho-tastic cotton woven trim, which goes through the wash pretty well.

  • How to make shorts. Trimmed Pocket Denim Cut Off Shorts - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut to the size of the back pocket opening. You can fold the edges under if you want a cleaner, finished look, but for these destroyed denim shorts I liked the look of the raw edge.

  • How to make shorts. Trimmed Pocket Denim Cut Off Shorts - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pin down in place.

  • How to make shorts. Trimmed Pocket Denim Cut Off Shorts - Step 7
    Step 7

    Carefully hand sew the trim to the pocket, carefully... without sewing the pocket closed!

  • How to make shorts. Trimmed Pocket Denim Cut Off Shorts - Step 8
    Step 8

    When you're finished with one pocket, repeat on the other side.

  • How to make shorts. Trimmed Pocket Denim Cut Off Shorts - Step 9
    Step 9

    Voila!

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