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DIY Patching Denim With Lace

I tend to live in cutoffs during the summer months, and I always find myself embellishing them or patching them in various ways to make them unique (I have proof: see my DIY Studded Cutoffs, DIY Updated Cutoffs, Floral Patch Cutoffs, and American Flag Cutoffs).  This year I was inspired by our July catalog and its boy-meets-girl styling.  I love the idea of incorporating girl elements into a boyish pair of shorts through patching with lace.  It’s a great way to repair your shorts while simultaneously making them look even cuter!

diy patching denim with lace

What you need: Cutoff shorts, a needle and thread, and lace doilies and trim.

diy patching denim with lace

I loved how this piece of lace looked hanging from the bottom of the shorts.  It seems like it was made to go there!

diy patching denim with lace

I used a small piece of trim to place underneath a hole on the back pocket as well.

diy patching denim with lace

I love the unexpectedness of this little bit of lace peeking out! It adds such a fun, girly element to the shorts.

diy patching denim with lace

diy patching denim with lace

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Meg -July 10, 2013, 10:55AM

Great idea to revamp shorts you thought were garbage, or purchasing a pair from the thrift store to redo.

Juliette Laura -July 10, 2013, 12:08PM

Love this! I have been wanting to add lace to a pair of cutoffs for a while! Totally gave me inspiration to!

Juliette Laura

Alexa Sonken {Invitations for Creatives} -July 10, 2013, 1:32PM

This is so adorable!!

DIYEARTE ♦ DIY -July 11, 2013, 3:38AM

Beautiful shorts ♥♥♥


suzanne -July 12, 2013, 11:37PM

Thanks! I have a pair of jeans that is meant to look ripped, but one tear is too big… this will be a great patch idea!

knitascarf -August 13, 2013, 11:57AM

This is a great idea because sometimes they can be pricey.

Brooke A -February 11, 2014, 8:29PM

where are your rings from on your hand shown in the picture?? i love them!

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