Make Your Shorts Fit Better With a Silk Scarf

by Christina
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In this simple DIY, I’m going to show you how to alter shorts that are too big.

You probably think that this hack involves sewing, but it does not! All you need to make your shorts tighter around the waist so that they fit better is a silk scarf. Let me show you what to do.

Tools and materials:

  • Silk scarf
  • Shorts
Placing scarf through belt loops

1. Place scarf through belt loops

Place your scarf through one of the front belt loops of your shorts.

Placing scarf through belt loops

Place the other end of the scarf through the other front loop.

Tying bow

2. Tie a bow

Now tie the two ends of the scarf into a bow.

Doing this tightens the waistband of the shorts by pulling the material together, getting rid of that extra loose space.

Make your shorts fit better with a silk scarf

Make your shorts fit better with a silk scarf

You can also do the same trick on the side if you would rather the bow isn’t front and center of your pants.

This is not only a practical way to make your shorts fit better, but it is also very stylish too.

There are so many beautiful silk scarves out there; choose one with a color and pattern that you love and have a go at this.

And if you see a pair of shorts in a thrift store that catches your attention but it isn’t in your size, you can go ahead and buy them because you now know what you need to do to make them fit.

What do you think of this hack? Leave a comment down below.

Check out my post on how to Cover Your Purse's Flaws With a Scarf!

Suggested materials:
  • Silk scarf
  • Shorts

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