Tutorial – Lace Shorts – DIY

Meet my new love!

My new lace shorts!

Tutorial - Lace Shorts DIY

While wandering through Pinterest I saw somebody using a lace shorts and I immediately fell with love with them. It was only somebody using, it was not a DIY or a tutorial, but I HAD to try it it!

With my new organization method, I finally had some time to sew! I used an old jeans, they had a huge hole in the knees (I spent a lot of time sitting) but were still good for a shorts!

This project is really easy and quick to do, so I thought why not sharing it? In 6 easy steps you have transformed an old jeans into this sweetie!

Let’s do this?

You will need:

  • Old shorts (with a great fitting)
  • Lace
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine

Lace shorts tutorial – DIY

1. Mark the length 

First you have to mark the length. Try them on, find out the desired length and mark them two inches longer. You can use a chalk or a pen.

Marking the length

2. Cut both legs

Use pins to keep everything in place and cut! Don’t be afraid, you’ve left two inches longer so you can make adjustments!

One leg marked

3. Let’s adjust the fitting!

The best way to be happy with your new lace shorts is to be very careful. So, try them on, and fold right as you will like them to be. They can be shorter on the back, or in the front…you choose! Cut more if needed. Mark them with pin and undress. Be very careful with those pins!

Fold and Mark

4. Press, press, press

Now it’s time to press! Press very well because you will need to see that line that marks the fold. You have to press your lace shorts folded, so that when you unfold, you can the line.


5. Time for the lace!

Now you have to pin the lace! Unfold and in the wrong side of the shorts, adjust the limit of the lace to the folding line. Be sure that you put the right side of the lace together with the jeans! On this phase you will see the wrong side of the lace. In the picture you can see the wrong side, but still a pretty side 🙂

Pin very carefully through the leg.


In the end you will get this!


6. Now, the fun part! Sew!

Using a small stitch sew the lace to the shorts. Sew right in the beginning of the lace, right in the folded line. Remove pins while you sew.

Use any color thread you like, it won’t show up!


In the end, you will get this!

Close up

Do the same thing to the other leg and…. it’s done!

Try your new lace shorts one and fold them again, in the sewing line. The right part of the lace will be showing! Press them very well (while folded) and you will get a beautiful finish! (I haven’t press them yet in this image).

If you wish, you can sew the fold to the jeans. Use the original seam and sew them just a little bit. I don’t think it’s necessary because my lace shorts are very tight.

Tutorial - Lace Shorts DIY

So, what did you think? Are you gonna use this tutorial to make your new lace shorts? If you do make them, pleassssseee share it with me! I would love to see your creations!

I think that they are a great addition to my wardrobe, I can’t wait to summer to arrive, so I can use them!

This is my first tutorial, so please let me know any flaws or omissions that you find! I’ll listen to them and improve in the next tutorials!

I’ll be linking in these great parties!


16 thoughts on “Tutorial – Lace Shorts – DIY

  1. oh my gosh, these are fantastic! the tutorial looks great, and makes perfect sense to me, i can’t wait to give it a try! I can’t think of a better way to pass the time while I wait for all this snow to melt than to sew up a couple pairs of lace shorts so I’m ready for spring! I will probably need to make a pair for my goddaughter, also. thanks so much for sharing! {i found you by way of Randi’s show & tell Tuesday}

    • Hello Allison! Thank you!
      I’m so glad you liked it! These shorts are very easy to do, so you can up cycle a lot of old jeans 🙂
      Don’t forget to share the final result with me! I would love to see!

  2. Very cute! It is only about 15 degrees here today, so I do hope you have some warmer weather where you are! That way your legs won’t freeze while in shorts! 🙂

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