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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?