There’s no denying it, cutoffs are a wardrobe staple this time of year. And with all the variations of color, fabric, textures, prints and more, there’s certainly no shortage to our selection. But if you’re like me and you’ve got a few pairs of old cutoffs from previous summers that could use a little makeover — or if you just want to give your cutoffs a little something special to make them stand out — today’s DIY is for you. I spotted the image above on tumblr and got inspired to update a pair of cutoffs by adding some fun printed fabric!
What you need: a pair of cutoffs (I used these), fabric of your choice, scissors, a needle and thread
Start by cutting a piece of fabric that is large enough to cover one side of the shorts. Attach it with a few safety pins to keep it from moving around.
Start sewing the fabric to your shorts – I used the natural seams of the shorts as a guideline.
As you sew, you can trim off the excess fabric as close to the stitches as possible.
And there you go! A “brand new” pair of cutoff shorts to wear all summer long :)
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Photos by Julia.
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