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I’m about to get real and embarrass myself for a second. I love ripped shorts; the more ripped the better, right? Well apparently wrong. This fabulous pair of shorts wasn’t as ripped when I first bought them and either I wore them too many times or that’s just what’s supposed to happen but the holes became too big. But I insisted on wearing them anyways.
We were walking around downtown and I stopped somewhere where I could see myself in the reflection of the building and realized that if I stood at an angle, you could see my UNDERWEAR through the rip. How many people had seen my underwear that day?! So lesson learned; rips can be too big and the placement of the rip matters.
Which is why I thought of a solution. I loved the shorts and didn’t want to give up wearing them, I just needed to “patch” the hole a little. I didn’t want to use real patches and since it’s summer, I wanted to keep it light and classic. What’s more classic than lace, right? So I came up with a super easy and fast way to change your look and make sure you don’t show your undies to anyone 🙂
DIY No Sew Lace Shorts:
Piece of clothing to add lace
Lace to fit hole/rip
Scotch™ Essentials Permanent Hem Bonding Strips
- Turn shorts inside out.
- Cut piece of lace to fit the hole you’re trying to repair.
- Peel Scotch™ Essentials Permanent Hem Bonding Strip and place on one side of the rip.
- Slowly peel brown backing off the strip.
- Place lace on top of strip and press firmly.
- Repeat on remaining 3 sides.
Here’s how they look!
So easy right?! For this particular project I chose the Scotch™ Essentials Permanent Hem Bonding Strips but if you have projects like hemming your pants, children’s clothes, etc, you can also use Scotch™ Essentials Adjustable Hem Tape. I also picked up Scotch™ Essentials Wardrobe Tape Strips for those rompers or tops that show a little more than you’d like. For real, solutions all around. Right now you can save $1.00 on any Scotch Essentials Product (expires 9/2) and 20% off using Cartwheel product! So stock up and see how creative you can get 🙂