DIY Crochet Lace Trimmed Shorts

DIY Crochet Lace Trimmed Shorts

Are you feeling the boho 70’s inspired fashion trends this season? If so, you’ll love wearing DIY crochet lace trimmed shorts. Let me show you how easy it is!

DIY Crochet Lace Trimmed Shorts Tutorial

I’m using a sewing machine, but you can easily hand stitch this project. I’ve heard of people using fabric glue too, but I recommend stitches. I bought 5 yards of crochet lace, and made 2 pairs of shorts with enough leftover to make a lace trimmed sweatshirt. The amount of trim you need will vary depending on the leg fit of the shorts. Buy some extra yardage, because once you do one project you’ll want to lace hem everything.

DIY Crochet Lace Trimmed Shorts

DIY Crochet Lace Trimmed Shorts Tutorial

Begin by pinning your lace upside down, right sides together with your shorts. Alternatively, you can pin the right side of the lace to the wrong side of the shorts. In this post, you can see a pair made each way.

DIY Crochet Lace Trimmed Shorts Tutorial

Overlap your lace trim by about an inch. I overlapped at the inseam, where it wouldn’t be noticeable. Sew using a long, wide zig-zag stitch.

DIY Crochet Lace Trimmed Shorts Tutorial

Using the same stitch setting, sew up the edge of the lace where the ends overlap. Trim the excess lace. For a more deconstructed look, leave them open.

DIY Crochet Lace Trimmed Shorts Tutorial

DIY Crochet Lace Trimmed Shorts Tutorial

This is how it looks when you finish and flip the lace down. Repeat with the other leg. For reference, the blue denim shorts have been washed and the white pair of shorts have not.

DIY Crochet Lace Trimmed Shorts Tutorial

DIY Crochet Lace Trimmed Shorts Tutorial

DIY Crochet Lace Trimmed Shorts Tutorial

I shared my DIY crochet lace shorts “selfie” on Instagram, and had enough lace left over to make a lace-trimmed sweatshirt too.

This is a great project for newbie sewists and fashion enthusiasts. It’s also a nice trick to adjust clothing that needs a little more length. Plus…it’s just cute. What do you think?

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!

4 Comments

  1. Mary

    If you have double-edged crochet trim you could also apply the trim with SN topstitching to the right side of the jeans :) Love how the distressed look pair came out!

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  2. Pam @Threading My Way

    There’s just something about denim and lace. I love the combination.

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  3. Cindy

    Nice way to add some interest to shorts! I really like how the lace looks against the distressed denim shorts.:)

    I did just what you said at the end of your post with a pair of floral shorts that K had. They were cute but constantly creeping up and showing a bit more than I wanted her to show. Voila…from indecent to almost suitable for school in just a few minutes!

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  4. Rachel

    Cute! What a great quick way to personalize shorts.

    Reply

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