Aug 11, 2012

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DIY Cutoff Shorts




Hi, hi! I hope everyone is having a safe weekend. It’s rainy here in Savannah. I actually lost my power, so I came to my dad’s house to type up this post. Dedication! LoL Smile…Well, I took some photos earlier today (before it started raining) for an upcoming “Wow Style” post. When coming up with the outfit, I thought cutoff shorts would go nicely with the top. Since I’m always trying to discover creative ways to save money, I decided to make my own shorts. I watched a YouTube video, and then made them. Here’s what I did:


First, I gathered my supplies…


  • 1 Pair of Jeans (preferably high waist, but definitely loose fitting)
  • A Seam Ripper
  • A Pair of Scissors
  • Sand Paper


I visited a few thrift stores before I found the right jeans…

Salvation Army


…and, I got these babies for a whopping $4.99 at The Salvation Army!



I purchased the seam ripper from a local fabric store. It was marked $1.99, but after a coupon, I paid like $1.20 Winking smile

Seam Ripper


The other items are easy finds. Now, let’s get into what I did…


1. I cut the first leg, and I made sure not to cut too much off. Reason: If you cut too little you can always go back and adjust the length, but if you cut too much you’re stuck with it…Once I finished cutting the first leg, I used it as a mark to help me cut the second leg.





2. After removing both pant legs, I made a small cut along the opening, and then used my hands to rip the rest of the fabric (this caused the edges to fringe, but, be careful; the fabric won’t rip straight. You don’t want to loose too much length).



3. Next, from the interior of the shorts, I used the seam ripper to pull out some of the white threads, which in return caused the edges to fringe more.

fringe edge


4. Then, in order to give the shorts a more worn/faded look, I used the sand paper to rub off some of the top layer/pigment. And, after sanding the shorts,  it was easier to add holes with the seam ripper (because the fabric was thinner).





After that, I was pretty much done with the “arts & crafts” part. This is how it looked when I finished…



5. Here’s the last/easiest step! Throw them in the washer (then dryer).





Finished Shorts

It’s amazing what finishing touches the washer added! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I hope you found these steps easy enough to do yourself. **G.I.G.**

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