I am not a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination. So if I can make these super awesome pom-pom shorts, I know you can too! I had a pair of hand-me-down jeans that fit me perfectly but flared out at the bottom and weren’t really my style. I also had pom-pom trim that I was saving for just such an occasion. Are you picking up what I’m putting down? Let’s do this.
Here’s what you need:
- a pair of jeans or pants
- pom-pom trim – you can find all kinds of fun colors on Amazon!
- a good pair of scissors
- needle & thread
- a few pins
Step One: Pin your jeans/pants where you’d like the new length to be. I left mine a bit long because I wanted to be able to wear them to work.
Step Two: Cut your jeans/pants about an inch below where you’ve placed your pin. This will become your hem.
Step Three: Turn your jeans/pants inside out, fold up your hem, and iron flat.
Step Four: Sew on your trim! If you have a sewing machine, awesome. If not, just do regular stitches by hand. That’s what I did and it took me about half an episode of Reign (about 30 mins). That is how I mark my time now.
Wear ‘em loud and proud, even when your co-workers tell you it looks like you stole them from a 1970s low-rider. ;)