5.30.2012

DIY Jean Shorts

With more and more serapes (Mexican blanket) themed trends showing up this summer season I thought I would try to make my own version of serape jean shorts. This is such a simple and quick way to give a new life to any old pair of jean shorts.



What you need:
Jean shorts (I used a thrifted pair)
Serape fabric (I used a thrifted purse)
Needle & thread
Pins

1) Start by deciding how much of the jean
short you want covered by the fabric.
Once you decide cut out the appropriate
amount of fabric.

2) Pin the fabric where you would like it to be sewn on the jean shorts.



3) Hand sew around the outside of the fabric (I started by using a sewing machine, but with the pockets found it easier, and just as quick to hand sew) 




4) Because my shorts were thrifted and a bit too long, I cut 2 inches off the bottom. You do not have to do this step, its totally up to your own style.




5) Enjoy your new serape shorts!















Sweater: Boutique in Australia
Shorts: DIY
Boots: Winners

Have you created anything incorporating serape? We would love too see!

xx

-S

63 comments:

  1. Cute outfit. I love the color of your sweater.

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  2. These DIY shorts are so amazing, I absolutely love the result! You've styled the outfit around them perfectly as well :)

    <3 Shawna
    Serpentine Streets

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  3. great DIY! love the final result :)

    http://itsnotjustanotherfashionblog.blogspot.it/

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  4. Your look is incredible ! Great DIY Shorts and amazing sweater ! *_* Kiss x


    http://mfashionmyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  5. this is such a nice diy project, i love it :)

    http://www.vera-homeiswheretheheartis.blogspot.de/

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  6. That's a really good idea!!

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  7. Gorgeous! Great Diy, I will be doing this asap! Following xx

    {Satin&Souffles}

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  8. Hey,Carly + Stacie :)
    Thank you so much for lovely comment :)
    Your blog is amazing, love those outfits
    Gladly followed through GFC and Bloglovin
    Have a great day!

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  9. Great outfit! It's so colorful and full of life! Wakes up the happy feelings when I see it. :D
    And the DIY is interesting too! If I ever find some jeans I don't like to wear anymore, I could do this tutorial, only with the leopard pattern.
    I'm following you. :D If you want, you can find me on:

    http://the-wandering-heart.blogspot.com

    Have a nice day! :*

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  10. love the unique shorts you look pretty
    Awesome post
    very nice blog im following you follow back please
    ♥ SadeeStyle ♥
    www.sadeestyle.net

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  11. Ficou linda esta idéia que tivestes.Parabéns pela criatividade e meu grande abraço.

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  12. Great shoes.. amazing work :D

    Let's visit my blog, i will be really grateful :)
    Kisses, Elena

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  13. I love DIYs! Thanks for this, dearies. I'd love to read more from you. Definitely following your blog. Follow back? (:

    http://jbperez4.blogspot.com

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  14. that's so pretty! would love to try them too~
    thanks for your sweet comment on my blog~

    http://bellespell.blogspot.com/

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  15. Ok why are the diy's always so awesome! This is so brilliant. I have an extra pair of denim shorts that I could try this on!

    A Southern Drawl

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  16. What a brilliant idea! I love the result! Great little outfit! I follow you now! Would you like to follow me back?
    xoxo

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  17. Great shorts, perfect for summer! I love DIY'S, I may have to try this.

    Great blog!

    Best,
    Meggie
    JeansTeesTravelCakes.blogspot.com

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  18. Great Post! Love the photos. The shorts are so chic!

    Love from Canada
    Northern Style Exposure

    www.northernstyle.blog.com

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  19. oh I love this! I need to do this =) thanks for sharing! oh and the red jumper is a must have!

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  20. Oh, I love these! I definitely need to try this DIY.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  21. haha i liked how you had to tell us what it was after using the proper term for it (er, mexican print). that looks super cute, check you out being all crafty :) i really like this whole look, especially with the cowboy boots!

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  22. What a great idea! :) It looks quite good on you! :) Just perfect for the summertime, best wishes from Germany :)

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  23. thanks for your nice comment :)

    that DIY is brilliant!
    haha I had exactly the same little bag when I was younger ;)

    xx
    Sarah

    www.sarahs-fashion-diary.blogspot.com

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  24. wow, got an inspiration from ur post ! would definately try it soon !
    Keep Smiling:D
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  25. Thank's for vistiting for my blog !!!

    I love your blog too !! :)

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  26. You did a great job and you look beautiful sweetie!

    www.meryswardrobe.blogspot.com

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  27. those are the cutest shorts I've seen in a while

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  28. You look FAB! lovely DIY idea!
    The photos are soo beautiful...especially the warm bright colours of your sweated and shorts!

    Love,
    Shubhi's Revels!

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  29. Cute outfit! Loving those boots. Your legs are killer, girl.
    Found your blog through Shawna's (Serpentine Streets). You have great taste!
    xo
    Olivia
    http://wanderlust-and-such.blogspot.com

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  30. Love these shorts, a great way to spruce up an old pair of shorts :) Love your blog btw!

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  31. So creative - I will definitely try this! Following you now! I'd be happy if you follow me back!

    http://www.artbyguni.blogspot.com

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  32. I so love what you did with these jeans! Ive actually wanted a pair like this, and these look amazing! Serious talent and your sweater is amazing :)

    -Sydney xo

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  33. hiii :) thanks for the comment. i am now following you. i hope you come back and join :)

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  34. Those shorts are so chic! I love them! Let's follow each other?

    xoxo
    thenotebookofstyle.blogspot.com

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  35. love your sweater and shorts! thank you so much for visit and lovely comment:) I follow you to:)

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    maybe you want to participate? :)

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    xoxo

    dahi

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  37. shorts are amazing and you look so pretty! :D

    thanks for visit <3 i'm following you too ;)

    xoxo
    Louise

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  38. Very cute idea with the shorts! They look amazing!


    Chicfullyyours.blogspot.com

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  39. wow, great outfit! your shorts are so beautiful :) thank you so much for nice comment! I'm following you now :)

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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  40. Such a great DIY! Beautiful shorts!
    X

    lisarosalie.blogspot.com

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  41. idk y everyone thinks it a scarft! its whole sweater

    www.alefazka.blogspot.com

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  42. Wow. I love them - especially paired with that knit. xA

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  43. Hi! you have a great blog! please check out my blog and if you like, please follow me on Google Friend Connect & Bloglovin, I promise to do the same for you!
    xx
    Diana
    double-ganger.blogspot.com

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  44. great shorts and boots! thanks for stopping by my blog. I am following you back with pleasure ;)

    www.LAByDiana.com

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  45. Hi!!
    Touring the Blog'sfera knew her beautiful blog! Congratulations on the job! I'm following! =) Kisses and great weekend! http://thaiscavalcantemodaebeleza.blogspot.com.br/

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  46. SO cute! Absolutely love the boots :)
    xx
    Daysha http://dayshaprettylittlethings.blogspot.com/

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  47. cuteness! I love this sooo much! xxx

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  48. Aha! I've been wanting to customise a pair of shorts for so long, and I just happen to stumble upon your blog - perfect!
    You have a wonderful blog, here. X

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  49. Those shorts look fantastic...great DIY! I've been wanting to try out something like this and that Aztec-inspired print is so great :)

    ~Jacy

    http://laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  50. GREAT DIY project! I have been wanting to pull this trend off...but i need a sewing machine first lol

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  51. thanks for stopping by my blog! just started following ; ) hope you follow back!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  52. OMG your blog is amazing! i'm following you! please visit my blog as well http://maximetherapie.blogspot.be/
    your style is so cool!
    xx

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  53. beautiful shorts!!!

    xo Nicol

    www.fashiontnt.com

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  54. that is a gorgeous knit sweater, and looks amazing with thoste shorts and boots. you look absolutely amazing. you have a fabulous blog, and i am your new follower. i would be honored if you connect with me, too. :) cheers and have a great day!!
    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  55. ooouu! this short is very original! great idea! kisses! ^^

    http://ondwave.blogspot.com.es/

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  56. These are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing I am def going to attempt this ;)

    xx
    Julie
    http://lovecardelia.blogspot.com/

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