Lace inserts are a popular denim DIY this summer. Usually done with white lace and light denim I wanted to mix it up and try it with black!
What you Need:
- Shorts/Jeans – I got mine from Value Village
- Lace – Mine is the edging of fabric
- Hand Sewing Needle
I had to replace the top button on my jeans which is surprisingly easy to do so if you find a pair you like but doesn’t have the top button it’s really easy to replace.
Just get a package of Jean buttons from a local fabric store and voila!
1. Cut jeans into shorts. To do this I just try them on and mark on one leg where I want to cut it and then use the same measurement for the other leg.
2. I didn’t really know how to approach this so the first thing I did was pre-cut the side of my shorts and then started playing with lace. I would recommend cutting up your lace or crochet’d ends into a shape you like and place it on the side of your jeans to see if you like the shape. I did this with two shapes before deciding on one. It’s a good idea to get extra fabric so you can experiment with placement.
3. When you’re at the point where you like the shape and placement of your lace/crochet then pin in place.
4. Backstitch into place! This is my favourite part, hand-sewing is so soothing! Here’s a good description of how to backstitch from Sarah Whittle.
5. Once you’re done, turn inside out and trim the excess fabric. You’re done!