Upcycled denim shorts.

If you’ve been shopping lately you will have seen the current trend of denim shorts that have patches or pockets covered with fabric,sequins,different trims and other embellishments. I am one for having a go at customising my old clothes into new, so i found an old pair of denim shorts and had a go at creating my own pair which cost me nothing!Here is how i did and how you can do it! With the right materials and equipment it isn’t that hard and you have a pair of unique shorts that no one else will have.

Shorts – (originally) Bershka//Top – Hollister

Equipment – 
-A pair of shorts
-Material of your choice
-Paper(for the pattern)
-Needle and thread or sewing machine depending on fabric

How i did it – 
1-After i decided what shorts i was going to use i had to find some material. I found an old bag that i had which i no longer used, but the fabric was so gorgeous and already heavily embellished with beading so i knew this would look perfect.

2-Next i placed the piece of paper over the area i wanted to cover by the fabric,for mine it was the right hand side of the shorts,then by holding it carefully i traced around it, this part can be fiddly.

3-I then cut the template out and placed it on the fabric where i wanted it and pinned it on. I then cut around this template leaving about 1cm extra to give room for turnings.

4-After i cut it out i placed it on the area to be embellished and pinned it on,you can also tack it with stitches if you find this easier.

5- Sew neatly around the edge either by hand or machine whichever is appropriate. Mine was done by hand because the material was embellished. I also unpicked the belt loop and reattached it afterwards to give it a neat finish.

6-Ta da! You should end up with a unique item of clothing which you certainly wont see anyone else wearing!The possibilities of this really are endless,use your imagination!

I hope you enjoyed reading this! Has anyone else tried this before or customised any other clothes?I would love to hear from you all!