For some time, l had this awesome idea to make fun and artsy shorts from my old jeans. Finally, I did it! I had these oversized and slouchy jeans which were perfect for this project.
First, measure, mark, and cut one leg. Then folding in half and matching out seams from waistband down, mark and cut the second leg.
Second, distress your shorts and wash.
Third, have fun embroidering, patching & mending if you wish…
I used the matte finish glass seed beads, tiny rubber rings and embroidery cotton thread to embellish my shorts.
The basic Sachiko stitch was perfect for adding some texture to the jeans.
For the edging I used the blanket and satin stitches.
The gorgeous and tiny mate glass seed beads added the fun and artsy feeling to the jean shorts.
Old jeans Delica glass seed beads #11 matte sea glass green DB0385
Oh! Rubber rings, dark green, 1.5mm round with 0.5mm hole.
DMC cotton embroidery floss:
Sea green 502
Dark sea green 501
Burnt sienna 921
FireLine 6lb smoke
I’m so happy to have these well-loved jeans back in rotation!