“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.”

I can’t help but think of the song “Summertime” by Gershwin on every beautiful day of the season. I will randomly break out singing it in my office, even the Janis Joplin version at times. Along with easy summertime livin’ comes easy summertime DIY projects!

What’s better than a worn-in pair of cutoffs? A worn-in pair of cutoffs with super-cool back pockets! I decided to take liberties with a pair of light-wash Old Navy jeans I found at Goodwill for $5 and refashion them into a pair of long cutoffs. I’ve worn them numerous times so far this summer and decided to take more liberties with them by adding tribal-print patches to my derriere!

Here’s how I did it, and how you can, too:

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As you can see, you don’t need to be an expert sewer to make this look work. I did a messy zigzag stitch and it works so well with the fabric. Do what you like! Now people won’t be able to resist taking a gander at your lovely derriere!