Patriotic Denim Shorts Makeover With BUTTONS

Laura Kelly Designs
by Laura Kelly Designs
30 Minutes

Patriotic Denim Shorts MakeoverLet’s do a little Patriotic Denim Shorts Makeover! If you have an old pair of jean shorts in need of a little patriotic pick-me-up, here is a really quick and fun way to get them ready to celebrate, red…white…and blue style. These would be fabulous for a little girl to wear in a patriotic parade or to a Fourth of July picnic.

Materials Needed:

  • You will need the following items to make this project.
  • denim shorts
  • Buttons (red, white, blue and green)
  • Embroidery Floss. I used Coats and Clark because I LOVE it.
  • Scissors

Directions to Sew on the Buttons

  1. Here are the directions on how to stitch on the buttons in picture form.
  2. Start with the outside buttons for petals.
  3. Add a larger center button.
  4. Layer another button in the center if desired.
  5. Stitch a stem.
  6. Add buttons for leaves.

And here they are…ready to wear! These button flowers could be added to any clothing item or a fabric accessory. If sewing is not your gig, they could be attached with a fabric glue too. If you choose to use a fabric glue, I recommend Fabri-Fuse from E-6000.

Happy Celebrating and Creating Fashion!


This is a great technique to use that works on not only denim, but other fabrics too. It is a great addition to an accessory, a sweater and even a long pair of jeans.

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