Wednesday, 31 August 2011

DIY Studded Shorts

Hi everyone, here is a little fashion DIY project I got myself stuck into a few days ago and i'm pretty pleased with the results so thought I would show you all.

If you want to have a go yourself you will need:
  • pair of old jeans to cut/shorts (or anything else you fancy studding)
  • Some studs of your choice- keep reading and i'll let you know where I got mine
  • Chalk or pen of some sort for marking out things on the fabric
  • Fabric scissors that will cut through denim
  • Pliers for securing the studs
So first of all this is the little package I received the studs I ordered in.

I got them from the online josyrose website here and the exact studs I bought are these ones here. I did however love the look of lots of them and wanted to get them all. It was very nicely package and came within a couple of days which I was very impressed with.

I also got a little free gift. Free things are always exciting!

These are the studs I ordered. They are priced at £1.49 per 10 grams which is roughly 16 pieces. You order them in units where 1 unit= 10 grams. I ordered 10 units which gave me roughly 160 studs at £14.90. Postage and packaging was £2.75 which is fairly reasonable.

It was the first time I'd seen this website and I really recommend it if you're after any crafty bits. I particularly love the collars and fringing that they sell and might do something with them if I get another DIY urge.

Although i'd seen lots of studded things around and seen various posts or youtube videos on how to do it yourself the one that got me started was a video by 'Niasays': definitely recommend checking it out here

If I had a pair of plain denim shorts I wanted to stud I would have used those but I happen to like all of my shorts I own and didn't really want to change them so I went charity shop hunting and came across these jeans in my size. I liked the colour and at around £2 you couldn't go wrong.
I got cutting and heres what I ended up with. I also turned up the ends as I found it just looked better that way. 

A tip I would recommend when cutting jeans into shorts is : definitely try them on and mark it out first. Mark it out at the longest length you would like them and cut that (nothing more frustrating than cutting them too short and ruining them). I would also say mark all the way around the shorts not just straight across as the front and back are generally different lengths to make room for the bum area.

After around 2 and half hours of studding heres what I was left with and I love them. I didn't think it was too time consuming as i just sat myself in front of some good tv and got studding.

The studs were fairly easy to apply a little fiddly at first but once you get into a rhythm its fine. The studs have 8 sharp prongs on them which are easy to push through the denim then with the pliers folded each prong over one by one to secure it to the material. They are very secure and Idon't see them coming away anytime soon if ever.

After sprawling the internet for different studding designs on shorts I found some that had pocket detail which I really liked. I just cut the pocket halfway open and studded that part exactly like I had done on the front. I like that there's a bit of studding on both the front and back.

After all that I still have 20-30 studs left and now i want to stud everything; t-shirts, bags....the possibilities are endless!

I will probably feature these in an outfit of the day at some point. Hope you all enjoyed and happy studding!

P.S i've just reached 100 followers and am very very happy. Thank you to everyone who reads what I write, love you all!



  1. this is a great and detailed DIY post! I will definitely try this! Btw, I am now following your awesome blog!

    also, thank you for commenting on my last post!
    i have a new post about the jeffrey campbel lita dupe! hope you visit!

  2. They turned out really cute! I love what you did with them. :)

  3. Those are so pretty. Do you have a YouTube account? This would be an awesome video.

  4. These are too cute, and look amazing! xx

  5. Wow this is super cool! I am going to try this next week when I dress up like Madonna! Thank you for the idea!

  6. love the shorts! great DIY project, they came out so nice

  7. this is so cool! love it!


  8. Hi! I am a new follower!
    Compliments for your blog!

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    I would be honored to have you among my followers!

  9. You are very creative :)


  10. this is really creative! I really like your blog, so I'm a new follower =)

  11. wow, these look amazing, well done! also, congrats on the followers :)


  12. Those look amazing!

  13. This is so amazing! Such a good idea, I have so many old jeans and this is a much better idea than chucking them! I am a new follower by the way :) x

  14. I love it! They look so great. I've been wanting to do one of these for a longgg time. I just need to get my hands on some studs! :)

    * S. Louise

  15. Nice done! It looks really great on your after work!!
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