Alright y’all. This DIY project is even easier than the last. You really just need a writing utencil and some scissors. A sewing machine and thread are totes optional. Oh, and you might need a pair of jeans to chop off. But let me warn you about something. IF YOU TRY THIS TUTORIAL WITH SOME AEROSOL JEANS (you know the kind that are so tight they look like they’ve been spray painted on with an aerosol spray can), THEY WILL NOT BE CUTE. Your leg is going to look like a smoked sausage being squeezed outta those too-tight-jeans when you sit your little rumpus down. So there. You were warned. This works best with wide-leg or somewhat looser fitting pants. Boot-cut, boyfriend, or trouser jeans are typically your best options.
|line up waistbands and inseams.|
|favorite shorts on top with waistbands aligned.|
|line traced and jeans cut.|
It is always a great idea to cut your jeans longer than you really think you’d like. You can always go shorter, but unlike hair, these puppies aren’t growing back out. Even with the longer length, you have the option to cuff them up and just whip the sides together to keep them in place or cut an inch off to give yourself some room for ravel.
Try on your freshly cut shorts and decide whether or not your want to cuff them. If you decide to leave them as is, then you are DONE, son!!!
|¼” straight seam to prevent uneven ravel.|
And THAT my friends, is IT. Have fun rocking those new FREE cute cut-off shorts!
Much love and Happy Monday - your luxe|wise lady friend,