When I saw these amazing Bad Habit cut-out shorts with skull studs, I fell in love. But I knew I wasn't going to pay $35 + shipping for them when I could easily make them at home. Overall the project cost me nothing as I already had a pair of fabric scissors and I already had a pair of shorts which I received in a clothes swap.

Convert old denim jeans or shorts into super trendy peek-a-boo pocket shorts in just 10 minutes. All you need is a pair of old shorts (or snip off the legs off some old jeans) and a pair of sharp fabric scissors or denim scissors. Sew-free, glue-free, ease-y...


Step 1: Turn your shorts inside out.


Step 2: Decide which pocket is the least practical. I chose the pocket-ception pocket (the one with the pocket inside a pocket which by the way was created for men to hold condoms!)

Step 3: Snip at points #1 and #2 cutting both layers of the pocket. Separate the layers, slide your scissors into the opening, then cut the top layer along the lines avoiding the studs. Make sure you stay a couple millimetres away from the seam so you don't accidentally cut the seam.


Step 4: Fold the pocket over and cut the bottom layer along the line.



Step 5: Turn your shorts back the right way.


And you're finished!

These shorts were vintage Levi jeans that were cut into shorts. They're ideal for this project as they're light-wash which is fantastic for enhancing a tan and high-wasted which makes the ensemble look more tasteful. These shorts are a must-have for this summer and ideal for sunny holidays abroad. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial. Be on the look out for more DIY posts as I am now officially an Oxfam Fashion Blogger, specialising in fashion DIY!


10 comments:

  1. :O I love this DIY! LOVE!!!!! Definitely trying this for Summer and praying it doesn't just happen to line up with my underwear when I wear them!! x

    Jade | JadeFungBlog

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    1. It depends on what underwear you wear. High-waisted, I'd go with hipsters so the knicker-line lies just beneath the pocket or if you're DIY-ing normal shorts, I'd go with normal knickers!

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  2. These are such an awesome idea!! Would be perfect for the summer - maybe even add some studs down the side of the pocket, love it! x

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  3. This is so cool! I haven't seen such shorts before, but I love it!! I will definitely try it with some old ones!

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  4. Great tutorial! I'd never seen these kind of shorts before either but they look so cool, I'll have to try this!

    Thanks for sharing :-D

    Emily x

    emiliciastyle.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Such a good idea.. I have a pair of high waist Levi shorts that I could definitaley use for this! x

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  6. Such a good idea.. I have a pair of high waist Levi shorts I could definitaly use for this! Thanks x

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  7. Absolutely love this look! It is definitely unlike any denim DIY I have ever seen before. Thanks for sharing!
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