DIY Bare Skin Pockets // Easy Vintage Levi’s Hack

1 DIY bare skin pockets_ vintage levis_knit bodysuit

Okay… this is a RIDICULOUSLY EASY DIY and I happen to love it. It’s the perfect vintage Levi’s hack to give those not-so-flattering-super-high-waist jeans a little something extra, though sadly, you do lose your actual pockets, but that’s what handbags are for, right?

I happen to love the idea of bare skin pockets… but they also look great with a little something showing through. And since bodysuits have arisen from the ’90s again, with these mom jeans, they’re the perfect compliment… and it should be noted that I recently bought FIVE OF THEM. This knit turtleneck number is by For Love & Lemons, but I also grabbed three traditional long-sleeved leotards from the local ballet store, so I’m set 😉


Here’s What You Need…

DIY cut-out pockets_bare pockets vintage levis

  • High waist jeans… low rise will work, but it’ll be REAL CLOSE to your “situation” if you know what I mean, and go from sexy to trashy real quick. But I’ll leave that up to you 😉

Yes, that’s all.



DIY cut-out pockets_ bare pockets vintage levis

Simply and carefully, cut out the front pockets of your jeans all the way up to the waist, without cutting into the waist or side seams. Leave a little fringe for that distressed look if your jeans are already ripped like mine are.

Yes, that’s it!


And… Voila!

DIY cut out pockets_vintage levis


DIY cut-out pockets _ bare pockets vintage levis

DIY cut out pockets_vintage levis_knit bodysuit

Have Fun!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Hunny Bee

    November 3, 2015 | Reply

    I remember my friends and I doing this back in the 90’s, we took it a step further and glued rhinestones around the pocket after cutting it out. Cute!

    • Maegan Tintari

      November 3, 2015 | Reply

      YESSS! SO cute!! Glad I’m not the only one who remembers the ’90s 😉 <3

  • Stevie

    November 4, 2015 | Reply

    Just scissors ?
    I could do this !
    Certainly an innovative way to up-vintage the Charlies Angels look.
    ( or is that down-vintage? ).

  • RedSportsCar

    November 4, 2015 | Reply

    Amazing to still be able to see & discover something new online that you’ve never seen before. One word for this: HOT!!

  • Pep

    November 4, 2015 | Reply

    I like your pants – rrrrrrrrowr

  • Hollis

    November 17, 2015 | Reply

    Can I join you? Dreaming of being back there

  • sourabh thakur

    October 2, 2017 | Reply

    wonderful art on pants!!!!!

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