DIY American Flag Cuffs

With Americana being the featured trend on our homepage this week and the 4th of July around the corner, I knew it was time for a patriotic DIY. You may remember last year’s American Flag Cutoffs — well this year, I went for something a bit more subtle. The best thing about this DIY Americana cuff is that you can simply roll down your cuffs to hide it if you choose to once the holiday is over!

diy american flag cuffs

What you need: a pair of jeans (preferably boyfriend-style jeans, or a style that can easily be cuffed — I used an older pair of Free People jeans similar to these), an American flag printed item, safety pins, needle and thread.  I happened to have an old t-shirt with a flag print on it that I used, but you could also pick up a flag-printed item at many craft or souvenir stores.

american flag cuff

Turn the jeans inside out and use safety pins to attach the fabric to the bottom portion of the leg. I used stripes on one leg and stars on the other, and sewed the fabric up to about mid-calf.

diy american flag cuff

diy american flag cuff

Turn your jeans right-side out and roll up the cuffs to reveal your new patriotic pants!

diy american flag cuffs

They look perfect worn with the Tommy Studded Chucks! Rings pictured: Mixed Metal and Turquoise Ring, Etched Square Stone Ring, Stacking Stone Ring, Sabkha Fan Ring.

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Sucha cute idea!!

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Meg

These are super cute!

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Oh my gosh that is so cool I am so going to do that!

Sydney

This is too adorable !! And I’m totally going to try it ! Thanks . xx.

This is awesome just posted this on my blog!! thanks for all the awesome DIY ideas!! http://obsidiansouldreamcatchers.blogspot.com/2013/06/get-in-4th-of-july-spirit-with-little.html

I like this style. It looks so young and it is very fashion. You looks beautiful! Hahaha

I can’t wait to try this out! Such a great idea!

Chris

This is a cute idea and using an old printed tee for the cuffs is fine, but cutting up an American flag is disrespectful to our wonderful country. Our flag should never be cut up or worn as an article of clothing. The only correct way to dispose of an old flag is to burn it in an official burning ceremony which usually occurs at your local VFW or American Legion once or twice a year. Check out the Flag Code on google.

Caroline

I agree with Chris–the end product is cute, and using a cut up t-shirt is ok, but using/cutting an actual American flag is disrespectful to our country’s symbol. I think the whole ‘MERICA! trend thats popular today has desensitized us to the flag’s image, meaning and importance. I can’t stand it when I see some frat boy holding a beer koozie with an American flag on it just to be ironic or funny (not saying that’s the message with the jeans though). Again, I think the end product looks great and is a cute way to show spirit for the… Read more »

Celeste

I think it’s a cute idea. I’d love to try it out~
“Our flag should never be cut up or worn as an article of clothing.” I mean, the literal flag, yes. But no one said anything about using an actual American flag?..

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Amy

June 20, 2013, 9:56PM “I think it’s a cute idea. I’d love to try it out~ “Our flag should never be cut up or worn as an article of clothing.” I mean, the literal flag, yes. But no one said anything about using an actual American flag?..” Did you read the project instructions? .What you need: a pair of jeans (preferably boyfriend-style jeans, or a style that can easily be cuffed — I used an older pair of Free People jeans similar to these), an American flag, safety pins, needle and thread. I happened to have an old t-shirt with… Read more »

I love this idea!! if you guys want to see how to DIY fourth of july nails watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjTXLkYzZqc

Anonymous

The instructions said american flag printed item, not American flag

I love this IDEA!!! I AM GOING TO DO THIS FOR THE FOURTH OFJULY!! Does anyone know where these jeans are from? I really want to find a good pair of boyfriend jeans!

Anonymous

Well Amy, did YOU read the instructions? Cause it said American Flag PRINTED ITEM.

Knitascarf

Hey Freepeople! I did this to a pair of overalls after seeing this post. Everyone that has seen me in them raves about how cool they are, and I always attribute the idea to your blog. My take on them can be found here: http://eulogytoahellofadame1.tumblr.com/image/54952654733 http://eulogytoahellofadame1.tumblr.com/image/55019611989

Thanks for all the fun ideas and inspirations!

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Anonymous

If you feel like honoring the flag by sewing pieces of it onto your pants, I personally don’t see the disrespect in that, cut in two or not. You’re using the symbol to enhance the item. Unless you’re using it to wipe your rear with, I don’t see what all the fuss about disrespect is about.

bev

can you tell me where i can find the jersey shirt?

Katie

I made them and I hope everyone likes them

Margret

I did this with floral printed fabric, and sewed a patch onto the back pocket, too!

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