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Patched Jean Shorts DIY

Give your old worn out jeans an upgrade with this Patched Jean Shorts DIY!

Every once in a while you look at your old jeans and just say WTF am I thinking? Well that was the case with me and these shorts recently before I decided to give them a face lift and make them wearable again.

I have to admit that I definitely wore these in public long past their acceptable stage and well into that stage where you look like you’ve either given up on how you look or you’re in the middle of deep cleaning the house and had to run out for necessary supplies. LOL

I can definitely say that I have a hard time throwing away old jeans, in fact I usually don’t, I like to save them and cut them up for patches and other fun projects. You can see some of my past projects here.

You can see my process in this video and follow along on your own jeans.

Supply list:

  • Old shorts or jeans
  • Random scraps of denim or other fabrics
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Needle & thread
  • Aleene’s Jewel-it (optional)
  • Small skull and cross bones (optional)

I really enjoyed making these, partly because it’s a project I’ve really wanted to do for a while and kept putting it off, and partly because it’s kind of fun to sew patches on things. I love the way it looks, building up textures, colors, and shapes. It’s also really fun to make the patches and since they’re small you really feel like you’re progressing quickly, which is always a good thing.

Let me know how your project turned out! I’d love to see it!
Stay well friends!


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