Oh, you like me flag shorts? Guess what? I MADE THEM. I'm so proud. I made them a few weeks ago when I was home. I think it was over Memorial Day weekend. I've been wanting some flag shorts but all of them are like BOOOTAY shorts. And I don't like when my booty hangs out. So I decided to make some. I forgot to take "process" pictures. But I copied (somewhat) this tutorial. But here's how you make them. In my own words.
What You'll Need:
- Old pair of jeans (I bough a pair at F21 for $10)
- Freezer Paper
- Tulip Fabric Spray Paint (from Michaels)
- Masking Tape
First: I cut off my jeans to the length I wanted. Then I sat them in a bucket of Clorox (laundry detergent kind) for a few hours. Then I washed them so the fraying would happen on the bottom.
Second: I taped off the striped with masking tape. Then I cut out stars from Freezer Paper. I place the stars where I wanted them and then ironed them on. (Did you know you can iron Freezer Paper to clothes? Shiny side down. Then you can just peel them off when you're done painting).
Third: I covered the stripe side with paper as well as the pockets. Then I sprayed the star side blue with my Tulip Fabric Spray Paint. I sprayed kind of far away (always do a couple test sprays before starting) because I didn't want them to be super dark. Then I waited for them to dry (they dry pretty quickly) and did the same to the stripe side.
Fourth: I peeled off the tape and stars and VOILA! You're done. Cute and easy right?