American flag shorts

Summer is here and 4th of July is almost upon us. American flag shorts are always a big fashion trend this time of year, but it seems the Americana trend is even bigger than ever right now with the stars and stripes making their way into shirts, shoes, bags and more. There is nothing better than spicing up an old favorite from your wardrobe. Whether it’s turning a broach into a charm for a necklace, or making a tees shirt into a tank. This video will show you a way you can turn a pair of old pants into some fun summer shorts. Our project for today is our simple fun American flag shorts.

All you need is a pair of old shorts, some American flag material which you can pick up at any fabric store and sewing machine and a seam ripper which again is available in fabric stores.

First you need to rip the seam off the back pocket. Once removed, lay the pocket down on a place on your American flag material that has the design that you want. Making sure to add space for a seam, with a pencil draw around the shape of the pocket, if you like you can use a ruler but it is not essential as the edges will be on the inside of the pocket for the seam. Then cut out the shape from the material.

Next lay the material you cut onto the pocket and starting at the top, fold the edge for the seam and start to sew using your sewing machine. Make sure you get a good tack stitch so it holds nice and firm. Work your way all around, folding the seams over as you go. Once you have sewed all all around clean up any excess thread.
Now, to sew it back onto your shorts. Sew the pocket on the same way you sewed on the flag, going side by side leaving the top open. If you would prefer not to use the pocket you could always sew along the top edge also or if you are in a rush you could just hot glue the pocket back into place.

Being a Patriot

And there you have it, we have finished your super cute American flag denim shorts. These shorts can be worn anywhere including to the beach or parties. Being patriotic is always in fashion and wearing the symbol of the country you’re proud to call home is always a stylish choice.

About Rene Sweeney

Rene’s passion and love for fashion and all things femme started at a very young age. Of course young girls always have someone to look up to growing up and for Rene (as silly as it may sound) it was her grandmother! This woman was the ultimate fashionista. So much in fact that, she still has on at least one piece of hers on every time she leave the house. Which comes across with an endless passion for all things vintage
Her fashion sense and style was also heavily influenced by her years of modeling. Influenced by NYC she also travelled to Japan to pursue a career in the industry.
Eventually she chose academia over the glamour of the modeling industry the fashion tips and advice that she took away from that industry are invaluable. A recent graduate of The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA, Rene is currently working on her swimwear line “Lela Pearce” and writing for a personal blog Blonde and Hound as well as contributing as Fashion Editor for Viva Glam Magazine! In the words of the infamous Coco Chanel, “Fashion fades, only style remains the same”. Rene hopes Viva Glam Magazine can help encourage new looks and ideas for your personal styl