DIY Lace Cutoffs


Summer’s here, which means we’re ready to slip into our trusty denim cutoffs again. But this summer we couldn’t help but add a little DIY magic to our old jean shorts. So with a bit of lace and some simple sewing materials from M&J Trimming, we whipped up these lace-trimmed shorts that we’ll be living in all summer long. Try it out yourself and let us know how it turns out!


1. Cut a triangle out of your shorts that is roughly the shape of the lace. Make sure the triangle is centered on one of the side seams of the shorts.
2. Cut out a piece of lace in your desired size. You don’t have to use all of the trim – feel free to cut off the edges to get the right shape! Then pin the lace in place on top of the shorts.
3. Thread your needle, tie a knot at the end of the thread, and start sewing the lace to your shorts, pulling the needle in and out. Make sure you sew both the inner and outer edges. Once you have it all sewn down, tie a few knots where you finish, cut off the rest of the thread, and you’re all set. Now go show off your shorts!

19 comments on “DIY Lace Cutoffs

  1. frugalnature says:

    This is super cute! I’m going to have to try this over the weekend. Thanks for the idea!

  2. BeingZhenya says:

    Love this! Will have to try on something that I own, probably a skirt🙂

  3. Samina says:

    This is gorgeous! I am already thinking where else this can be applied. Pant legs of white jeans? Skirts (per other commenter)?

  4. Teavirus says:

    This is soo pretty! Imma try it some some day😀 Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. hanne says:

    I love love love this idea! Thank you

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  7. gerasworld says:

    A very creative idea! Me like this🙂

  8. Cyndi says:

    I made a pair last night and they turned out really cute. Thanks for the idea!

  9. Lisa says:

    These look so cute! Great idea

  10. Lexi says:

    which trim was this?

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  13. courtcrowe says:

    I’ve been looking for a good lace shorts tutorial! This is exactly the look I want! Thanks for sharing

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  15. bee says:

    which trim is this??

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  18. zachandclem says:

    Wow girl, nice!!

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