DIY studded shorts

October 5, 2012 | 15 comments so far - join the discussion!

I think it’s the trend again. I really believe studs have made it back into fashion again. Yes, it has. Who am I kidding?

I still remember a few years ago when I was trying to stud everything up. I had studded a pair of my shorts, and due to inexperience, after a wash, my shorts just looked half ripped and broken. Half the studs had fallen off and remained… looked like a pair of item you’d pick up at the “donate-clothing” bins. #sigh

This year, I’m doing it better.

Studs and spikes can be purchased from Ebay, Etsy or

Personally, I found Etsy the cheapest. My total purchase consisted of 400 pcs of 10mm 4 legged gold pyramid studs (link here) and 50pcs of 14mm gold screw back cone spikes (link here) and 50pcs of 10mm rose gold screw back cone spikes (link here)

The first part of my project was to stud up the pockets of my Supre shorts. I chose a cheap pair of shorts – just incase I screwed anything up.





Using the same studs, I continued to the back pocket. I still wanted to use the pocket so I decided only to stud the flap. My biggest mistake last time was that I did not secure the studs. These four-legged studs need to pressed in, so to secure it, I hot-glued the back of the legs. I highly recommend that you do this.



The last area I decided to randomly spike the opposite side of the shorts. This creates less of a “harsh” look to the overall shorts. I placed random holes using a belt-hole puncher (also purchased from Ebay for about $15) and put the screwback spikes through – attaching the opposite end of the spikes to each other with the sound of a click.

Once again, I secured the back of these screwback spikes with a hot-glue gun.


I was more than happy with the results!!!

I think it really turned out looking like a more expensive pair of shorts and I’ve definitely been wearing these more than I used to!!

It’s a really fun project and I encourage you all to do-it-yourself if you also want a pair of studded shoes/shorts/jacket!

I’m definitely going to be working on more projects in the near future with the remaining studs!! Keep a look out on any accessories or shoes I might be studding!

If you have also DIY‘ed something using studs, please show me!

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  1. Lucy says:

    What a coincidence – I actually just studded a pair of converse :) (my boyfriend’s – I used him as my guinea pig hehe)
    I really like the look of those screwback ‘cone’ studs but thought it would just be too difficult to push them through the material. But, thanks to you I now know you can just use a belt hole puncher, never would have thought you could get that on ebay! :) thanks!

    :: LUCYSLUXE ::

  2. Iyah says:

    WOW!! so creative!! that’s such a nice shorts!! sexy!

  3. Pandablush says:

    Hehehe we should stud something together! Buy a cheapo silicon case and stud!! :D

  4. Val says:

    oo this look so nice! Just wondering, does the glued area feel uncomfortable on the skin?

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  6. Hayley says:

    These are really cute!! And just when I thought I was tiring of the studs trend, too…. now I’m interested all over again!

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  8. alli says:

    I appreciate this post!

  9. Barbara says:

    this is very nice design, I like that it’s simple not overly crowded with studs :)nI studded a top and handbag, please have a look at: