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DIY PeekaBoo Shorts

Posted by Natalie Tsoh Oxfam Fashion blogger

11th Apr 2013

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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 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 (like these from Oxfam) into super trendy peek-a-boo pocket shorts in just 10 minutes. Sew-free, glue-free, ease-y...

a pair of old shorts (or snip off the legs off some old jeans) 
a pair of sharp fabric scissors or denim scissors. 

Turn your shorts inside out.

Decide which pocket is the least practical. I chose the pocket-ception pocket (the one with the pocket inside a pocket) 

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.

Fold the pocket over and cut the bottom layer along the line.


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. Head on over to the Oxfam Online Shop to find your perfect DIY shorts!

Blog post written by Natalie Tsoh

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