August 9, 2012

DIY: Colored Fringe Shorts

I was totally inspired by Zebra Trash's fringe shorts from to make my own. I had an old pair of H&M shorts that I don't wear very often that I thought could use a little update and what better way to update them then with a little bit of color fringe! 

What I used:
1. Old pair of shorts
2. Fringe trimming from MJ Trimming (I bought a yard which was MORE then enough)
4. White thread

5. Sewing Needles
6. Pair of scissors
7. Pearl Head Pins

1. First you want to measure out your fringe a long the pocket of your shorts.

2. Once you have your desired amount cut the fringe. 

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 on the second pocket.

4. Once you have both fringes cut you can begin to dye the ends. I used the SEI Tumble Tie Dye since I still had some left over from my DIY tie dye shorts. With using this all I did was spray the bottoms of my fringes.

5. Once your fringe is dye and dried. PLEASE make sure your fringe is dry or dye will get on the shorts. Pin the ends of your fringe to the pockets using the pearl needle head pins so that you can start sewing them on.

6. Once you have them pinned you can start sewing your fringe.

7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 on the second pocket.

8. Once you are done stitching your fringe to your shorts throw them in the drier for 15 minutes so that the dye really sets in. 

Final Results:

Shirt: Target
Shorts: DIY(originally H&M) 
Sneakers: MNTG from LF Store (sale of the season)
Bag: Urban Expression c/o
Sunglasses: Raybans

photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh and myself

What do you think of the fringe shorts? Would you try this DIY project?

27 comments so far

  1. SO CUTE! I've been wanting to fringe DIY shorts since, like, February, but never found fringe long enough as I wanted :/

    XO Sahra

  2. So awesome!! They look like a lot of fun to play with :)

  3. that looks awesome!! good job on the DIY :)

  4. This is a really cool DIY – looks awesome on you!

    Sea and Swank

  5. So fun! I love this! so creative and unique!

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  7. The fringe shorts are way too cool! I love how you made them. Perfect color :]


  8. You not only created super cute shorts, but everything you are wearing with them is badass cute!!

    Loving your blog,

  9. Hi dear!
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    Hope u follow back :) :)

    A lot of kisses, honey.

  10. Amazing post!!!!!!!!


  11. super cute outfit! great shoes and great diy!

  12. OMG - this so cute! The best part is that you picked white fringe and dyed the green tips. FAB!

    Let's follow each other!

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  13. Great DIY how long does it take for the tie die color to dry?

    1. Thanks! It took a couple of hours for the dye to dry.

  14. That is such a cool idea, darling. Western-style-like!
    All the best,

    Jana & Vanessa from charming Berlin ♥

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  16. These shorts are too cool! I love fringe, I just don't seem to own a lot of it - I'd love to try this! You look so great in them. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Heather! I'm glad your comment led me here :) x

    Alexa (not Chung)

  17. That looks great, love the tye die you've done with the fringes.

  18. no. way. AMAZING! i can't believe how easy this is and how great it turned out! thanks for the step by step instructions, i'm about to give all of my denim a makeover!


  19. Girl, you are amazing.I love this blog, its great, and as I see you are to.Photos, are awesome.This blog is soo lovely <33 I love the DIY
    If you want we can follow each other, and If not I wolud be very happy if you even visit my blog, cutie.
    Kissses, Marta.

  20. perfect DIY project..i will try it...M*


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