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DIY Studded Denim Cutoffs


I have been wanting to do this DIY for quite some time now, but with the current denim dressing feature on our website and studded trend I told you about yesterday, the stars all aligned and it finally came together this week! I’ve seen many ways to stud a pair of cutoffs or jeans, but the two images above, found on tumblr, really stood out to me. I love the subtlety of the triangle of studs on the cutoffs, and the torn back pocket folding over to reveal studs on the inside. The best part about this project is how easy and fun it is to do!



What you need: A pair of jeans or cutoffs (I used the fp denim cutoffs) and some studs of whatever shape or size you choose. You can find a variety of studs on etsy!


I decided to use these little silver pyramid studs, and laid them out first on the shorts to make sure that’s where I wanted them.


I was able to poke the prongs of the stud right through the shorts very easily – then just press them down flat to hold the stud in place!


If you want to, you could also sew a piece of fabric over the studs, just to make them more comfortable against your skin.



I wish someone had warned me about how addicting studding can be… I now have the urge to stud all my clothing!

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s -February 15, 2012, 4:09PM

Nice, i like the triangel.

This is my DIY:

megan -February 15, 2012, 4:16PM

love this diy!! i want to do it as soon as i get off work,but i have no rivets/studs…hmm..@S..I checked out your diy and it was so awesome, loved the ombre blue shorts with studs!!

independent clothing company -February 15, 2012, 5:04PM

Perfect way to spice up those old pair of jeans. Stud it out.

Anonymous -February 15, 2012, 5:08PM

what size studs did you use?

fp julia -February 15, 2012, 5:20PM

the studs i used were pretty small – about a quarter inch

sassyj -February 15, 2012, 5:59PM

YESSS!! I need to make these!!

kate -February 15, 2012, 6:29PM

Awesome, I sell studded denim online!

check it out!

Mary R. -February 15, 2012, 7:26PM

Whoa how cool is that, and so easy! Thanks for sharing! Love!

alyssa -February 15, 2012, 7:34PM

what color are they? it’s sort of hard to tell if they’re gold or silver or what.

alyssa -February 15, 2012, 7:34PM

love how it turned out btw!

Haley -February 15, 2012, 11:44PM

did you cut those fp shorts? i tried them on in store and they seemed so long!

Nicole ( -February 16, 2012, 9:56AM

love love love. So CUTE

fp julia -February 16, 2012, 10:36AM

haley – no i didn’t cut them, but i had just washed them when i took these photos so they may have shrunk a little – they’re slightly long, but they look really cute if you cuff them :)

eve Mendoza -February 16, 2012, 11:57PM

Just made a pair of my own studded cuttoff shorts, turned out really cute! thanks FP for the idea :)

linney b -February 17, 2012, 8:08AM

did u give a pair and a spare credit for that? cause u copied it right from her website. same photos

fp julia -February 17, 2012, 9:10AM

linney b – this is my DIY, I shared it with A Pair and a Spare – if you read the post on her site, it says the DIY is by Free People. Thanks!

Sally -February 17, 2012, 9:18AM

Haha, Linney b, you got owned!

Tamberine -February 20, 2012, 12:08PM


maddie -July 10, 2012, 10:40PM

where did you buy the studs?

fp julia -July 11, 2012, 8:45AM

maddie – i ordered them from etsy! just search for studs or pyramid studs they have tons :)

cheyenne -August 1, 2012, 7:45PM

hi! i loveeeee your studding. i wanted to do this to just a pair of shorts and maybe a pair of jeans or two.. how many studs would i need? 50? 100?

Jennifer -February 19, 2013, 12:24PM

Hey do you know anyplaces you could find studs without shoppinh online

HulieeHoops -March 16, 2013, 8:58AM

ok i am in love with these! great for madrid spain weather and for hula hooping!! gonna try these out ASAP
needs to get a little bit warmer here though :)
thanks for sharing!

Barbara -April 28, 2013, 6:50AM

great design for summer, will definitely try and recreate this! :)
I studded my handbag and top, please have a look at:

Repeat the same procedure for the other shoe-spun6 -May 14, 2013, 11:27PM

Hi my friend! I want to say that this article is awesome, nice written and include almost all important infos. I’d like to see extra posts like this.

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