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!
|Shorts – (originally) Bershka//Top – Hollister|
A pair of shorts
-Material of your choice
-Paper(for the pattern)
-Needle and thread or sewing machine depending on fabric
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!