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DIY - Transform A Button Up Shirt Part V

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

Wowzer! This is the 6th project that we are doing out of that button-up men's shirt! So cool!

Let's see, we made a collar, shoe laces, a banana, a bow and a flower ring. Awesome!

Today we are pimping my favorite piece of clothing ever - Shorts!

Those who know me know that I live in them :)

Let's get started!

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

You'll need:

♥ a pair of shorts (I got those at the thrift store, they where long and ugly and I just cut them off.)
♥ cardboard
♥ carpet knife
♥ sand paper
♥ fabric scrapes
♥ lace
♥ needle and thread
♥ scissors

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

1. Place cardboard (two pieces on top of each other) inside the leg.

how to transform a button up shirt into short patcheshow to transform a button up shirt into short patcheshow to transform a button up shirt into short patches

2. Let out your anger, by cutting and sandpapering like a maniac (but please watch your fingers!). After that you need to rip the pieces apart.

how to transform a button up shirt into short patcheshow to transform a button up shirt into short patches

3. Sew a piece of fabric a little bigger than the area you tore apart to the inside of the leg.

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

5. Take a small fabric square and pull out the horizontal thread (called weft) with a needle to get the super fringe look. 

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

6. Sew the piece onto the outside of the shorts.

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

7. Cut a hole into the other pant leg and with the cardboard underneath, sandpaper it.

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

8. Sew a piece of fabric onto the inside.

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

9. Sew a cute ruffled lace onto the top of the back pocket.

how to transform a button up shirt into short patches

Fold over the hem and look super cute in your new pimped up shorts!

Shorts, a razor, an old shirt, lace, sandpaper + thread? How was your week? - click to tweet!

Happy Crafting!

♥ Erika


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Comments:

Liza:

This is pretty awesome but I’d not get what it has to do with an old top???

May 23 2012 at 12:05 AM

Erika:

Hey Liza, the patches are made from the old shirt. I am trying to use the whole shirt and reuse it. And this is the 5th project where I used part of the shirt :)

May 23 2012 at 07:05 AM

Bonnie:

That is just the perfect detail!

www.bonnierzmscloset.com

May 27 2012 at 09:05 PM

Erika:

Thanks, Bonnie! And its a lot of fun to do it too :)

May 28 2012 at 11:05 AM

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