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DIY Pom-pom Shorts

DIY Style May 23, 2012

I have an addiction to converting trousers into shorts – a necessity in Hong Kong where all the trousers are too short for me.  What better way to recreate a pair of pastel yellow thrifted trousers than by turning them into shorts and adding a pom pom trimmed hem? This is a twenty minute project with such a fun summery result – and is definite festival/beach wear!
Steps after the jump!


You need:
– Thrifted trousers to create the shorts (or ready-made shorts)
– White pom pom trimming
Scissors
– Needle and thread or a sewing machine

How to:
1. If, like me, you are converting trousers into shorts, use a pin to mark the length of the shorts you want and then cut the shorts off, making sure to leave an allowance for the hem.

2. Roll the hem over (including the lining if there is one) and iron down.

3. Using your sewing machine (or by hand) sew the hem down.

4. Sew the pom pom trim onto the hem, which can again either be done by hand or with a machine.

Finished! It couldn’t be easier right?

Wearing: DIY shorts, H&M jersey t-shirt, neon bracelet (designed by me).
Tags DIY Instructionals Pom Pom pompoms sewing Shorts Tutorials
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