How do you cut jean shorts so they fray?

To get the bottoms to look naturally distressed, wash your shorts about 1 to 3 times before wearing them. If you find that your shorts are still a bit too long after washing, or that you want a more frayed look, you can trim and fray with sand paper or a razor blade a bit more. Wash again after making any alterations.

How do you put lace on fabric by hand?

How to Sew Lace Trim Inserts

  1. Step 1: Place the Lace. Lay the fabric right side up and place the lace on top and pin it in place.
  2. Step 2: Cut Away. Flip your fabric to the wrong side and cut away the fabric underneath around ⅛ inch (3mm) inside the stitching.
  3. Step 3: Fold Back.
  4. Step 4: Zig-Zag.

How do you make pants into shorts without sewing?

  1. Step 1: Determine desired length of shorts. Put on your pants and mark with a pencil where you want your short line to hit on your thigh.
  2. Step 2: Mark a cut line about 1.5″ beneath your original mark.
  3. Step 3: Cut your pant legs off.
  4. Step 4: Create hem.

How do you stretch jeans in the fray?

I gently sanded them with a nail file until the edges started to fray. The best part is when you get to pull the short frayed bits out. If you pull them up or down – like shown in the picture – it leaves the longer threads going horizontally, giving that distressed look without a big gaping hole.

How do you attach lace to fabric?

When adding lace on top of your fabric, pin it in place and then zig-zag along the edge. For thin laces, stitching along one side is usually sufficient. But for wider laces, you may need to stitch along both sides of the lace. If you use a matching colored thread, this will become almost invisible.

How do you finish lace edges?

02: To finish the raw edges of the lace, match the raw edges wrong sides together and sew them at a 5/8″ seam allowance. Trim the seam allowance to 1/4″. Then bring the lace right sides together and stitch the seam at 3/8″. This will hide the raw edges of the lace.

Is lace hard to sew?

Lace can be a difficult fabric to sew, but there are several things you can do to make it easier. You can prepare your lace by washing it, cutting it, and making sure that you have the right complementary materials to go along with it.

What’s the best way to sew lace shorts?

Sew around the outer edge of each leg with an overlock or faux overlock stitch (see seam finish link above) and then press the finished edge 3/8 inch to the wrong side. There will be wrinkles on the wrong side around the curves, but as long as the right side is flat, it’s OK.

Where can I get free lace shorts pattern?

You can get the free pattern (only as a newsletter subscriber), which is in a women’s size small, for hips up to 36″ and waist 28″, by clicking your preferred option below. Or, you can purchase the PDF pattern in sizes XXS-3X.

How big should waistband be for lace shorts?

Cut out your pattern pieces – you should have 2 fronts, 2 backs, and 4 pockets. You also need to cut a waistband that measures 42 inches by 3 3/4 inches. Use 1/2 inch seams unless otherwise noted. Start by placing 1 front and 1 back right side together then sewing the inseam.

What’s the difference between Chambray and lace shorts?

I’m kicking it off with these linen chambray and lace shorts. And for those of you wondering what the difference is between linen and chambray, linen is a fiber (made from flax) and chambray refers to a weave that mixes white threads in the weft with colored ones in the warp.