How to Sew Lace Shorts

Do you love those trendy lace shorts but don't want to pay upwards of thirty dollars for them? If so, this article is for you.

Steps

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    Gather Your Materials. Gather or buy the materials on the list in matching colors.
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    Determine How Many Rows Of Lace. Lay your shorts out on a table. Lay your lace across them and, starting at the bottom see how many rows of lace you would like to attach.
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    Cut The Lace. Cut the lace so it is an inch longer than the distance around the leg or hips of the shorts. The length of the lace may vary in different places.
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    Remove the Inseam of The Shorts. Cut the Inseam or take out the seam to prep the shorts for the lace. Also cut the seam up the back, but not the front.
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    Sew on the Lace. Starting from the bottom, sew the lace across the legs of the pants, the moving upwards at increments of a few inches depending on the width of your lace towards the top.
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    Assemble the shorts. Sew the Inseam and the back seam up so that the edges of the lace are on the inside.
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    Add the elastic. Sew the elastic band across the top of the shorts.

Things You'll Need

  • Old shorts, preferably starchy, dance type shorts
  • 2–3 inch (5.1–7.6 cm) wide elastic
  • Wide lace trim
  • Sewing supplies

Article Info

Categories: Sewing Pants