MY DIY | Graphic Back-Pocket Jeans




Happy Friday! Somehow August is flying by, and I am determined to squeeze every last bit of sun out of it. A beach day this weekend is must, and a cute outfit makes a day in the sand even better! I love this fabric, and what better place to sport it then your back-pockets! Check out the step and supplies after the break!

OUTFIT DETAILS | Denim X Kick Boot JeanBurnout Favorite T-Shirt, Ankle Tie Sandals, similar, Straw Sun Hat, similarSunnylife Beach PaddlesSunnylife Beach Paddles



What you need:
AEO Denim X Kick Boot Jean
Hem tape
Fabric Glue

What you do:
Step 1: Turn your AEO Denim X Kick Boot Jean into shorts by cutting a straight line across both legs.
Step 2: Choose a piece of fabric that is large enough to cover the back pockets of the jeans. Lay the fabric flat on the jeans and trace the shape of the pockets onto the fabric.
Step 3: Create another outline of the pocket that is 1/2” wider than the initial one on all sides. Cut around this outer line.
Step 4: Apply hem tape to the inside of your guidelines and fold the excess 1/2” of fabric over the tape. Press down to secure. Do this around the entire perimeter of your fabric until you create something that resembles the shape of your pocket.
Step 5: Adhere the fabric to the pocket using using fabric glue and let dry. Be careful not to glue the opening of the pocket shut.
Step 6: Repeat these steps again to create another fabric pocket and a unique pair of jean shorts!

This post is part of a DIY Denim partnership with American Eagle Outfitters. Thanks so much for supporting our amazing sponsors who make I Spy DIY possible! 




  1. Carrie says:

    wow i love it
    Posts online about the Amalficoast, Beijing, Miami…

  2. Erika says:

    love this new blog post, great DIY, will definitely try out, thanks for posting it xxxxxx

  3. Julia says:

    i love these shorts! I’ve seen some projects where they use lace on the back pockets, but this fabric is graphic and so fun. Nice job!

  4. Ohhh I like it!!
    Regarda from the fashion blog

  5. Paige says:

    This is such a fun idea! I always turn a pair of my jeans into shorts each summer, next year it would be fun to add a little pizazz to them by doing this!


  6. sherry says:

    All set for summer and fall. Like the shorts.

  7. DIY BLOG says:

    I love your ideas. Can we collab for one diy on your and my blog? I also got a diy blog. HERE IS: BYE:)

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