Wednesday, April 30, 2014

DIY Lace Jeans (easy fix)

Hello lovely peeps, I've got another super fast and easy DIY for you today.
DIY Lace Jeans. When I say this is easy, I mean it is done in 20 minutes or less. Recommended drying time is 24 hours, but as far as doing the project.... easy peasy. I absolutely love my Silver Jeans mainly because they were destroyed, but the holes got a LOT bigger. Ha, thinking about it I actually tried wearing them out with the larger holes and people stared me down. So, I got crafty and thought about what I found on Pinterest years ago. So this is my take on it, and if you'd like to do it too please continue reading!

  • You're going to need a good ol' pair of destroyed jeans or shorts (or destroy them yourself).
  • A pair of scissors
  • Some fabric glue. The kind I used was "Liquid Stitch Stitchless Sewing". I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby for $4.99
  • Some lace fabric, I bought a yard (but you could use less). Also purchased at Hobby Lobby. It was $8.99 a yard but I had a coupon for 40% off.

Turn your lovely jeans or shorts inside out, and smooth out the surface as much as possible. If you have to iron before hand I would do so now. You want a clean smooth surface to work with :).

Take you lace fabric and line it up to the outside and inside of the stitching for the width. For the length will depend on how many holes you're covering. I made a large piece because I have a lot of holes to fill. 

Then cut along the outside stitching.

It should look something like this for both legs, or one if that's what you're doing.

Take your fabric glue, and make a small dot under each corner of your fabric so you know where the lace will lay. Take the lace off and set to the side. Then place the glue all over the surface where your lace will sit, staying away from the center of the open holes. You can do the edging but be careful to go lightly around the holes. 

Grab your lace that you set aside and place on top of the sticky glue. You can either use a sponge to firmly smooth the lace over the glue, or just use your good ol' hands like I did. Definitely wasn't the most exciting feeling in the world, but it washed off with regular tap water :). Just make sure to smooth out the surface and press all over the surface to insure a good hold.

Yay! Hard part is done. Don't mind my fabulous no makeup mug.

Now, ironing is optional but I took a piece of an old jean patch and used it for a buffer between the lace and the iron. Put the iron on the "cotton" setting and very gently go over the jean patch till it is warm. Then, slowly take the jean patch off and repeat to each surface that has not been touched yet. This just helped it dry a tad so I could take the after photo for you guys. :D But it can also insure that it's not going anywhere!

After that all you have to do is lay them out to dry for 24 hours and viola! You vamped up some old jeans that you were probably thinking about ditching! It's almost like you have a new pair of jeans without buying them. Like I said, these are my favorite jeans and for about $10 I saved them. One of the easiest DIY's I have ever done! Hope this inspires you to get out those old jeans (or new) that you'd like to add a little extra too.
Get out there and start crafting people, it's too easy not to :).

Questions or Comments? Post below!
Until Next Project, Thanks for stopping by.... :P


  1. I really need to do this to some of my jeans. I pretty much stepped through one of the holes in my Vigoss jeans lol

    1. It's so easy, and was literally done in no time at all! Contact me if you have any questions :)

  2. How has the lace and glue held up in the wash?

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    2. I was wondering that too, but just took a closer look at the glue bottle. it says it's permanent and is for machine washer and dryer. Hallelujah!

  3. Isn't the lace itchy? I absolutely love the look! thank you for the easy no sew approach <3

  4. Thank you. These are excellent photographs so that I could see how the leg of the jeans looks stressed by sitting or relaxing baggy or tight.

  5. Hi I love the idea but want to spray paint the jeans with Tulipcolorshot instant paint. Do you have an idea where to buy it. I live in switzerland and no one exports....