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Pom Pom Shorts

Benny Joy SmithComment

I consider myself to be a compulsive bargain hunter (hence, this blog), but today I blew it. I purchased an item that I thought was a bargain and didn't realise that I could've bought it from another shop for $20 less! It's safe to say, I was distressed. I'm not even kidding. I was a mess. So to try and console myself from this tragic circumstance, I am blogging a super cheap craft for you today.

Presenting: Pom Pom Shorts!

You may have noticed recently that pom poms are coming back, in other words, it's World Pomination. You may have also noticed that it costs $30 for one pair of shorts with a pom pom trim. HOLD UP. That ain't right. 

I bring you a brand new pair of shorts with pom pom trim for $7.60! The shorts themselves were purchased from Kmart for a measly $4 (they're actually pyjama shorts, but shhhhh) and the trim I purchased on Trade Me for $3.60 ($1.80 per metre). It is a good idea to purchase around 2 metres of trim to be sure you will have enough.

You could always use an old pair of shorts that you want to jazz up a little, or, if you feel up to it, a pair of old trousers. To cut the trousers to size you will need to measure the length you want your shorts to be with a needle, cut on a diagonal line starting from the inseam, (make sure to keep a good distance from the crotch!) and ending 1.5 cm below the mark. Then hem the shorts and you're ready to begin! 

Pom Pom Shorts


You will need:

To make these shorts it is as easy as 1,2,3!


  1. Pin the pom pom trim on the outside leg openings of the shorts. Cut to desired length after pinning, to make sure it wraps all the way around the leg openings.
  2. Sew the trim in place using a sewing machine. If you don't have access to a machine, you can hand sew with a needle and thread. Either way works.
  3. Cut excess thread and check to make sure it is sewn in place.

Now put on your cute creation and say hello to summer!