Welcome to the easiest scalloped jean shorts DIY ever! It’s quick and easy thanks to my latest obsession: fabric fuse! I’m a little too lazy to whip out my sewing machine and set it all up, plus the actual method of making a scalloped hem seems way too involved. Enter fabric fuse which is washable, wearable, and can be applied to a million projects (used here!)
I had this peel and stick fabric adhesive lying around which lent itself perfectly to this project!
1. Grab your old jean shorts, start cutting your fabric fuse into strips. The width of the strip should cover the whole scallop ensuring no part will fray.
2. Turn your shorts inside out and cover the entire edge of your shorts with strips. Since the fabric fuse is double sided, find some scrap fabric of a shade you won’t notice when you are wearing your shorts. Peel off the adhesive’s paper backing and stick your fabric to your shorts, trim excess. On a piece of paper, draw the curve of the scallop exactly how you like it, this will be your stencil.
(If your fabric fuse is heat activated, simply use your iron on low heat, press for five seconds in each section, first iron the fuse to the shots, let cool then iron the scrap fabric to the fabric fuse. Trim excess)
3. Use your stencil to draw the scallop pattern on your fabric. Take your scissors and cut along your traced line.
And thats it!! This takes under 20 minutes and is such a fun new way to wear jean cutoffs this summer! I plan on wearing mine with taupe ankle boots and comfy shirts, like the photo below!
(photo of unknown origin)