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DIY Cut-Off Shorts How-ToWhen jeans start to flood, or get worn in certain places, it’s time to cut them off. Literally.

Everyone goes through a stage when old jeans are just too old to hold onto. So, instead of throwing them out, cut them and make your own pair of DIY cut-off shorts. The simple trick allows you to replace a non-wearable item of clothing with a wearable item of clothing. Here’s how to make DIY cut-off shorts.

452203483How-To: Easy DIY Shorts

Supplies needed:

  • Jeans
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Directions:

  1. First, try on your jeans to determine how short you want them.
  2. Mark your jeans with the pencil where you want to cut them off. Be mindful that if you want the roll-up look, mark them an inch or two below the desired length.
  3. Lay the jeans out on a flat surface.
  4. Cut jeans across where your guide or marker is.
  5. For rugged shorts, pull at the frayed ends of the shorts, where the cut is to create more fringes. For rolled-up shorts, roll up an inch to about one and a half inch and roll again.

Now you can make more easy DIY shorts for yourself and even your friends. Use sandpaper to create a distressed look and add small gems for a bedazzled detail.

 

 

 

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