This is Maddie again. My mom asked me to share this project with you. I’ve seen shorts like these all over Pinterest and I’ve wanted some myself, so I decided to try making them. I had these shorts already and thought I’d risk messing them up for the chance to make them more fun.

shorts before cutting out triangles

My grandmother let me go through her fabric supply {Thanks, Granny!} and I found this crocheted lace that I thought would be perfect. I cut it into triangles (I doubled the fabric so it wouldn’t be quite so see-through).

crocheted fabric for shorts

I cut out the triangles from the shorts next, then machine sewed the crocheted fabric onto the shorts. I used a zigzag stitch on the bottom because I was worried about fraying.

sew in crocheted triangles

Here’s how they turned out:

crocheted sides on jeans shorts

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29 Responses to Jeans Shorts with Crocheted Cutouts

  1. Nicole says:

    I love these shorts – Super cute! Too bad my shorty-shorts days are long gone 😉

    • Betsy says:

      Thanks, Nicole! I’m with you – no more shorty shorts for me, either. Maybe there’s a way to adapt this for a more age appropriate look for fun moms. :)

  2. Christine says:

    Oh Betsy!! It gives the shorts such a hot look! LOVE IT!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  3. CC says:

    Very cute! 😉

  4. Tania says:

    I love these Maddie! I have a couple of pairs of jean shorts that are a little bit tight in the legs… I think I could use your idea and make them fit more comfortably and be cuter at the same time!! I have an idea for you next time… you said you zig-zagged the bottom because you were worried about fraying… how about cutting a square of fabric next time and folding it into a triangle… then your edge at the bottom will be a fold and not a raw edge! :o)

    Tania

    • Betsy says:

      Thanks, Tania! Maddie actually laughed when she heard your idea – so simple and why didn’t she think of that? Thank you for the tip, she will definitely use that next time! :)

  5. Dee says:

    These are so cute and gives your shorts a whole new look. This week on The CSI Project is Pinterest Inspired challenge so link these up. Come over everyday for a tutorial and the competition begins on Wednesday!
    See you there!

  6. Christine @ Projects Around The House says:

    How cute! What a clever idea!

  7. I love these!! That is such a cute idea! I would love it if you came and linked up at Well Crafted Wednesdays!

    http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com/2012/08/well-crafted-wednesdays-17-link-party.html

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  9. Sarah E says:

    Those are so so cute!
    Thank you for linking up to TPP :)

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