What you will need:
Denim Shorts or turn an old pair of jeans in to shorts
Needle and thread/or sewing machine
Side seam view....
Once you decide how much your want to cut off go on ahead and cut. once you cut off the excess you can now start distressing the edges of your shorts. You can use a seam ripper like I did it makes it easy and you have more control on how much and how far you want to distress the edges. You can also use sand paper and a X-acto knife but I find it easier to use a seam ripper.
Distressing the edges is time consuming, but well worth it. Of course this step is optional.
after distressing the edges you are now ready to pin your appliques in place and sew . You can sew on the lace by hand, using a blind stitch or you can do what I did sew along the edge of where you stop distressing.
and finally the final product....
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