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