Of all the amazing ways to customize your clothing, adding a flare of lace on the trim of your shorts is perhaps the easiest DIY project to undertake — this is also a great way to add a little extra length to shorts that might be too short.

 

DIY lace trim shorts (fashiondivadesign.com)

The best part about this project is that you can add any type of color or lace to shorts you already have. Think black lace on black lean shorts, or neon yellow lace on tropical shorts.

 

Once you have the style idea, then you have to make sure that the lace you buy has a border on one side that will make it easy to sew onto your shorts — if your lace has too many holes, it will make it nearly impossible to sew on. Once you choose your lace, buy at least two yards. It is always safer to get too much than too little.

 

Once you have the idea, lace, and shorts, all you need now are a pair of scissors, straight needles, thread, and threading needles (or a sewing machine) to begin the project.

 

Three Simple Steps To Add The Lace To Your Shorts

1. Turn your shorts inside out. Take the lace, and place around the trim of the shorts. Wrap all the way around, and cut excess off. Leave a little extra (about a quarter of an inch), as you might find you will need the excess lace. You can always cut off the excess a little later. Do this for both sides so that you have two perfectly sized pieces of lace.

 

Sewing lace trim in place (lilblueboo.com)

2. Using the straight pins, pin the lace in place along the trim of your inside-out shorts. Since your shorts are inside out, you can pin them right on top.

 

3. Use your thread and needle or a sewing machine to sew the lace into place.

 

You can also apply this lace trim method to shirt cuffs and pockets on a shirt.

 

What do you think of this DIY project? What kind of trim would you match with which shorts? Let me know in the comments below or send me a picture on twitter @kateeb790!