Wednesday, 1 February 2012

DIY: How to customize denim shorts.

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I bought a pair of Levi's recently, i decided to customise them. I wanted to create a pair of Levi's similar to the ones you can buy at runwaydreamz but without there massive $140-60 price tag. 

What you will need:
strong denim jeans or ready made shorts (make sure its strong or the bleach will pull the fabric apart)
sand paper
old paintbrush.
glass of water

1. cut the legs of the jeans cut on a diagonal line, its best to mark the line with a pen. cut to a length where you can cut more off later.

2: get your stuff together.

3. pour the bleach on

3. wash out bleach and cut again to a more realistic length.

4: rub bits of the cut offs with sandpaper to create a distressed/worn look. 

 5: add studs by getting the pointy sharp things too stick in the fabric, fold over and hammer.

6. buy some dylon hand wash dye, follow the instructions and dip the shorts in for about 45 Min's once dyed wash the dye out and you should be left with something like this.

Thankyou for reading 
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Rose x


  1. WOW you did this really reallyyyy well. They look like you bought them like this :)

  2. Really enjoying your blog and am your newest follower


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