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How to Make Firework / Star Embroidered Jean Shorts

Embroidered jean shorts for the win! These embroidered firework jean shorts are a subtle way to incorporate a little flair for the Fourth of July holiday (or any other time of year). Use an existing pair of jean shorts to create this cool $2 upgrade.
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: clothing, diy, embroidery, fourth of july, jean shorts
Yield: 1 embroidered pair of jean shorts
Author: Brittni
Cost: $2


  • embroidery needle
  • Scissors


  • embroidery floss or thread


  • To make your own, all you'll need is a pair of your favorite jean shorts and a needle and thread (I used embroidery floss because it's much thicker and easier to see the designs).
  • Start with a strand of embroidery floss and thread through needle. Do a double strand of embroidery floss if you want the design to be thicker and more visible. Next, double or triple knot the end and go through the inside of the jean shorts to get started.
  • Basically, you're just creating a simple asterisk pattern of lines roughly the same length that go to the center and then go back underneath the jeans and pop back out for the next line. See process shot for a better idea of how this was done.
  • Once the design is complete, go back through the jeans with the embroidery floss to the back and double or triple knot and cut off all loose string from the inside and they’re ready to wear.


Looking for more easy embroidery ideas?
Check out my most popular embroidery post: how to embroider (the easy way). And grab the free download for creating an abstract face design on clothing. It's really cute for jean shorts especially.