DIY No-Sew Scalloped-Edge Shorts (First Post)

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Why hello everybody! This is my first post and I’m really excited to get this thing going! Now, I can’t take full credit for this tutorial because I was inspired by a post on the blog, Dream, Create. If you want to check out her version of this, go here.

Anyways, I stumbled upon this tutorial while spending one of my many daily hours on Pinterest and I decided I had to give it a shot. While I thought the idea was pure GENIUS, I found out that the only fabric adhesive I had was iron-on and she used a no-heat necessary adhesive over at Dream, Create. So, here goes!

1. Basically, you just need a pair of shorts that could use a little attention, scissors, and a fabric adhesive of some kind. Like I said before, I used a heat-activated adhesive so this made my project pretty interesting.

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2. Your next step, is to cut off however much you want to get out of the scallop. I found that longer shorts make this step easier because it gives you more material to work with, whereas shorter shorts can only be cut so short. I only ended up cutting off about 4 inches or so (not so good with measurements, dont judge me)Image

3. So this is where it got tricky…I had to figure out a way to “tape” the left over material I just cut off, to the inside of my shorts so that when I cut the scallop, it wouldn’t fray. So, I turned my shorts inside out, and using my iron, started to “glue” the leftover material to inside of the shorts all the way around.

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 So, when you’re done it’ll look should look something like this…

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4. Your next step is to go ahead and draw out your scallop design. No, you don’t need a template. Live a little, and wing it (you’re going to notice this is something I do A LOT)

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5. OK, now you’re almost done! Just go ahead and cut your shorts along the lines (or not because you decide to do some even cooler edge I didn’t think of, in that case post your version of it in the comments! 🙂 )

 
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And there you have it! You have your awesome new pair of scalloped shorts for summer! (Yes, I have weird legs/knees and its something I’ve gotten used to 🙂 ) Hope you guys liked my first post and make sure to leave your comments telling me what you think!

-V

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