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Embroidery shorts

Embroidery shorts

Embroidery shorts

Bringing you this simple and cute DIY to upcycle your summer shorts and other items! In high school, I always would make my outfits the night before by taking something old and making it new. Cut and sewing new patterns or simply adding a bit of a twist like embroidered flowers and so on to denim and tees. Bringing it all back. I love thrifting and this is a great way to update something and freshen it up. There are so many ideas you could run with and designs, embroider on shorts, skirts, dresses, jackets, bags, shoes, and so on! Stitch cute flowers, waves, rainbows, sunsets, peace signs, whatever your heart tells you. Grab some friends, a blanket, and a sunny day and start creating. All you need are some well loved clothes (or new), some embroidery thread, a needle, and scissors. You can use white chalk if needed to draw your designs on your apparel. It’ll wash right out. Have fun with it, get creative, and enjoy the sunshine!


  • Clothing (shorts, skirts, shirts, bags, shoes, jackets)
  • Embroidery thread (in your choice of colors)
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors
  • White chalk (optional)

1. Simply thread your needle with your embroidery thread with color of choice depending on what design you are stitching. Knot the end.
2. Draw your designs with your chalk if that makes it easier
to follow and change thread as needed.

3. Once you have your design idea ready just start stitching by using a simple running stitch (over, under, and back through) knot off on the inside of garment to finish.
4. Follow that simple step and before you know it you will have beautiful designs to show off and wear!

You can even bring this idea to houseware items like lamp shades, blankets, and tea towels. Endless possibilities. Happy stitching!

Visit @thelittlebungalow for more fun projects to keep you inspired and busy!

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