How to DIY Cute Y2K Floral Jeans in Under 2 Hours

The DIY Designer
by The DIY Designer
7 Materials
2 Hours

I adore the Y2K style floral jeans with raw-edge applique that I saw but not the $900 price tag that comes with them!

So I decided to DIY them with some denim scraps and my Cricut.

If you don’t have a Cricut machine, you can draw freehand shapes. I’ll show you exactly how!

Tools and materials: 

  • Denim scraps
  • Wonder Web iron-on backing
  • Wide leg jeans
  • Cricut (optional)
  • Iron
  • Fabric marker or pen
  • Scissors
Preparing denim

1. Prepare the denim

Gather your denim scraps together. Use some with the reverse side showing to get different colors and textures.

I cut my scraps into different size squares to make them easier to handle.

Adding backing

2. Backing

I used Wonder Web from Joanne’s, which turns any fabric into an iron-on.

Adding backing

Use your iron or Cricut to press the Wonder Web onto the back of your fabric squares.

Floral shapes

3. Design the floral shapes

I chose a couple of simple floral shapes from my Cricut and sized them so I had some variation.

If you don’t have a Cricut, freehand draw different size shapes onto cardboard templates and trace around them on to the back of your denim squares.

Cutting out shapes

4. Cut out the shapes

I fed the denim squares straight into my Cricut and cut out perfect iron-on flowers.

Or just cut around your hand drawn shapes with sharp scissors. 

Planning design

5. Plan your design

Before peeling off the backing, arrange your shapes on your jeans until you’re happy with the design.

Applying shapes

6. Apply the shapes

Peel off the iron-on backing from your shapes one at a time.

Place the shape on your fabric and iron well.

DIY Y2K floral jeans

DIY Y2K floral jeans

How good do these look? I’m over the moon with them. 

You can use fewer shapes than I did, put them on the front only … whatever you like.

Let me know how much you love these!

Next, learn How to DIY a Cute Embroidered Hoodie for Spring.

Suggested materials:
  • Denim scraps
  • Wonder Web iron-on backing
  • Wide leg jeans
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