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Faux Crochet Doily Shorts

Even if you don't know how to crochet, you can make faux crochet embellishments for your shorts! In this craft video from Savannah Starr, you'll learn how to make faux crochet doily shorts using Aleene's adhesive and some vintage doilies.

Faux Crochet Doily Shorts


  • Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Permanent Dry Cleanable Fabric Adhesive
  • Shorts or skirt of your choice
  • Crochet doilies – shapes and sizes of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Wax paper





  1. If cutting doily shapes from a larger crochet piece, apply adhesive along design lines. Smooth glue line with finger. Let dry completely.

    Faux Crochet Doily Shorts
  2. Cut out along glue line. (For the bottom edge of my shorts, I cut a strip from a doily placemat.)

    Faux Crochet Doily Shorts
  3. Apply line of glue along edge of doily.

    Faux Crochet Doily Shorts
  4. Place piece of wax paper inside shorts. Glue doily in place along inside bottom edge of shorts. Repeat for both sides.

    Faux Crochet Doily Shorts
  5. For the faux belt effect, apply adhesive along design lines. Smooth glue line with finger. Let dry completely. Cut out half doilies.

    Faux Crochet Doily Shorts
  6. Glue in place along belt line.

    Faux Crochet Doily Shorts
  7. Glue additional doilies and crochet shapes in place where desired in pockets or on outside front and back of shorts.

    Faux Crochet Doily Shorts
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