Here is picture and text tutorial to decorate your old jeans into crochet lace shorts.
There is a lot of things to do with crochet lace cloths – I used mine to decorate my old jeans which I cut to shorts. I really like to crochet but this fine crochet lace is to small for me (and my eyes) so I don’t have enough motivation. That’s why it’s easier just to look around the house for these small crochet lace cloths that are everywhere… 🙂
I already posted crochet lace t-shirts, but this project took more time and patience since I sew the crochet on jeans by hand.
What you need:
Old jeans or already made shorts, thread, needle, crochet lace cloths, pins.
Cut your jeans to the size you like. I cut mine not too short because I wanted them to have few centimeters for the edges and folding.
Look around the house and find crochet lace cloths you like. The best are the thin ones which are easier to sew on the jeans or other fabric.
Pin the edges so they won’t tear. You can also choose a specific thread that can fit the color of the crochet lace.
Here are the settings of my sewing machine. Straight stitch, length: 1,5, tension of the thread is around 7.
Step 5: After you sew the edges, fold them again and pin them.
Step 6: Sew again on the stitches – this is it.
Step 7: From these step forward I didn’t sew with the sewing machine because my crochet lace was to thin and I also wanted to be really careful with what I’m doing. Cut out different pieces of the crochet lace and sew it on different parts of your jeans shorts.
8: First detail is finished!