I made these flag shorts and it was one of the most fun projects I've completed...
I went to Savers (a Goodwill equivalent) and bought some old jeans. I made sure they weren't sized weird or anything. $4.99. And I cut them into shorts.
Using Krylon semi-glass and gloss spray paint (make sure it says fabric on the back.)
I then cut out cardboard hearts made sure they all fit on one side.
I first painted the front of the shorts white, but just barely one layer.
Taping off everything and going in a well ventilated area, I painted them red and blue.
After 10 minutes of drying, I peeled back everything.
Taking the lace from the first picture, I cut a slit up the side and sewed in a piece of lace.
Just to add more width to the legs, you've got to keep in mind, jeans weren't meant to fit like shorts.
And here is the finished product. Can't wait until the fourth to wear these.
Here are some more I did...with Texas pride.