A fun way to dress up old cut off jean shorts is with fabric paint. My middle daughter is definitely the girly girl in the family. She loves everything pink. So I turned her old jeans into some cuffed shorts with pink hearts.
Want to make your own Painted Cuffed Shorts?
Begin by cutting off your old jeans. I find that cutting right at the hole in the knee is perfect for cuffing the shorts. Simply roll them up twice and press them with an iron. I also opted to hem them by hand. I used the same stitch as I use to bind my baby blankets.
Now for painting the hearts. I'll be the first to tell you that I am not an artist. I'm not good at drawing, or painting. So I have to come up with easy ways to get what I'm wanting.
So here's the simple way to paint a heart:
First of all you're going to want to practice on a scrap piece of jean. The bottom leg that you cut off works great. You will also need a foam paint brush, a small paint brush and of course some fabric paint.
Using the bottom of the foam paint brush like a stamp, place it in the paint and make a dot on your jeans.
Make a second dot right next to it so that the two dots are touching.
Make a third dot under the first two and touching both.
Now using the end of the small paintbrush, straighten out the edges of the heart, using the paint from the dots.
Once you've practiced a time or two, it's time to try it on the jeans. I started in the very middle, then painted the two end hearts. Lastly, I added the other two middle hearts.
Other posts in my Cut off Jean Shorts Series:
Cutoff Jean Shorts with Flag Pocket
Cutoff Jean Shorts with Simple Ribbon Bows
Cuffed Jean Shorts with Ribbon
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