Today I give you white trashed jhorts! Last summer I took the scissors to my seven jeans to make a longer Bermuda type of short…this year the trend is shorter AND trashed! Out come the scissors again to give me a great summer look! This project is so easy you have to do this too!! Start cutting!
What you need:
1. Jeans cut into shorts (jhorts)
2. Scissors for fabric
3. X-acto knife
4. Seam ripper
5. Cutting board
How to get it done:
1. Make jhorts out of any pair of old jeans;
2. Slide cutting board into leg of the shorts before slicing;
3. Slice horizontal slits with the Xacto knife; scrape and slice ’til you get the look you want;
4. Start pulling on the white horizontal threads with the seam ripper;
5. Fray and pull the threads at the bottom of the jhorts. Make it messy and trashed;
6. Done! The holes will look more natural after your jhorts have a wash.
I know I said I wasn’t going to be doing a lot of DIY’s, and I am no Martha…but doing stuff like this is kinda fun. So today I give you the studded tank for summer. Pair with cute jorts (jean shorts: check urban dictionary…it is a word) and heels and viola! You have a sexy summer look. Now get to it!
• Guys white Athletic tank (I wanted the look to be big around the arms)
• Pronged studs from your favorite craft supply store
• Mini pliers
1. Follow the stitching around the neckline front and back of the tank to guide your placement of the studs;
2. I recommend that you place the studs between 1/4 to 1/2 inch apart…it all depends on the kind of look you are going for;
3. Place stud and push prongs through the tank using the pliers to press fabric down around each prong, you want the prongs poking through the inside of the tank;
4. Improvising, I used a cheese spreader, essentially a small butter knife (hey, this is DIY so a girl has to use what’s around) to press all the prongs down in order to lock the studs in place;
5. Do this all the way around and presto…you have a fab look in a matter of minutes!
Let me know how it goes!