I love the lace insert denim cut-offs that are everywhere in the shops at the moment. The lace details are so pretty and cute! And I decided it would be so easy (and much cheaper) to make my own pair from a pair of jeans I don’t really wear. Actually I think this style looks best with a pale washed-out denim and ivory coloured lace, but the only jeans I had available for cutting up were a claret pair. I do think the colours work well together though, and the contrast makes the pretty lace stand out.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A pair of jeans that you are willing to chop
- Lace. See what you can find. There are so many pretty lace appliques available on ebay. Some much fancier and bigger than the ones I used, but I went for a bargain!
- A pair of shorts you love to wear (so you can copy the length)
- Sharp scissors, a needle and thread that matches the lace
And the method:
- Choose where you want to cut the jeans off – I used an existing pair as I know it’s a good length for me. Cut the legs of the jeans – and make sure they match!
- Lay the lace where you want it along the outer seams. Cut out the shape where the lace will go, making sure the hole is smaller than the lace patch!
- Place in the lace over the hole you’ve cut, and sew it on. How easy is that!