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DIY CUT OFF SHORTS

After drooling over Ascot & Hart's amazing cut off distressed jorts, I decided I would try to make my own. I headed my local Goodwill and found two pairs of men's jeans.  Here's a quick guide to making your own!

Supplies:
- Loose fitting jeans
- Scissors
- Measuring Tape

1. Buy non stretch loose fitting mens jeans. Preferably Levi's 501, but I couldn't find any in my size. 


2. Figure out how long you want your shorts to be. You can do this by trying them on and using a pen or a safety pin to mark off your length or measure from the inseam with a ruler. I measured 4" from the inseam. Also take in to account if you want to cuff the jeans. I wish I would have cut mine at 5" because they are a tad short once I cuffed them, but practice makes perfect. 


3. Before you cut, make sure to turn your jeans inside out so you don't cut off the pockets.  Cut at an angle from the inside to the outside, to make a V shape. This adds a more appealing look in my opinion.


4. I pulled the edges of thread out, but this isn't necessary.  I really just wanted some instant distress before throwing them in the washer/dryer.


5.  This is the step where you decide on how distressed you want your shorts.  Take a pair of scissors and cut a straight line to your desired length.  Leave at least a half inch space between each cut, if you cut the lines to close together, then it will create a giant hole once they're washed/dried.  However that might be the look you're going for.



6. Throw them in the washer/dryer and VOILA!


2 comments:

Kirsten @ Triple Max Tons said...

Men's jeans!!! That's brilliant. I was looking to do this exact project 2 weekends ago, but none of the gal jeans I tried on at Goodwill were right...so I left empty handed. Men's jeans...why didn't I think of that?!

Anonymous said...

This helped me so much! I just made my favorite jean shorts ever!!!