DIY Scalloped Jean Shorts

Hello dear visitors!

Every time summer comes around, before I ever go out shopping for summer clothes, I always go through my closet first to find what I can convert into summer clothes. Usually the items that would get a makeover would be items that spend a year (or more) in the darkness of the furthest corner of the closet. Sad. Well, I'm thrifty and I don't like to waste clothes that I was once excited about.

Today I wanted to share one of this makeovers with you!
This is a fun and easy DIY that I know you will just love and will do it yourself!

This project can be done with any old pair of shorts or pants.

These used to be pants that I have converted into shorts that i'll be converting to scalloped shorts. :)

Here's what you will need:
Old Pants / Shorts
Paper towel
E6000 Glue (or a sewing machine if you have one)

First, The piece of paper towel is going to be your pattern. Fold the paper towel twice. The distance between the folds will be the size of your scallop. (About an inch)

Next, using a ruler trace the two fold lines.

In between the two folds you can either draw your scallops free hand or use a round object and trace it.

Now your pattern is ready and you can cut it out.

You will turn your shorts / pants inside out and place your pattern on to the pant leg and trace the scallops on to the pant.

If you plan to cut through both layers, flatten out the pant and smooth out any wrinkles with your hand before you cut.
But if you would rather be more careful with your cutting I suggest turning the pant over and tracing the back side of the pant leg with the pattern as well and then cutting (one layer) front to the back.

Next, since we all know that if you wash that pair of jeans shorts your beautiful scallops will become a mess of frayed threads. To avoid that, if you have a sewing machine, you can stitch the edge like I have

and you are ready to show of your handy work to your girl friends :)

If you don't have a sewing machine you can use a glue. The glue that I believe is best for this project is E6000. It is flexible when it dries and is waterproof.

I used a Q-tip to spread the goop neatly on to the edges.
And that's it!


  1. Yay your back!! :) Love this project!

  2. what a creative and gorgeous idea, love you friend!

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    1. I'm glad you think my blog is amazing :)
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  4. Those shorts look awesome! I made one for myself too, I would be glad if you check it out on my blog :)



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