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Refashion: The perfect DIY cut off jeans shorts.

May 28, 2015

It’s become significantly warmer. What a relief! Spring came so fast but summer makes us wait for it. I’m already dressing like it though: no socks, ankles free, a t-shirt and then: a sweater, a wollen scarf and a hat. I look schizophrenic. Thugh life, I know. Today is the first day (or evening) that you could wear shorts. With a sweater and a scarf and a hat. But still: shorts.

how to make the perfect cut off jeans shorts | easy step-by-step DIY tutorial

For this occasion I wanted to share the easy step-by-step tutorial to make the perfect cut-off jeans shorts. I consider myself an expert as I cut off 5-6 shorts already (counting this as well – of course). In the beginning I just shortened them at the approximate length but since they turned out as really short shorts (too short to wear out in public – especially on the backside). I came up with the perfect system how to make the right fit.

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All you need is:
– an old jeans (baggy jeans work the best)
– big textile scissors
– small scissors
– chalk
– abrasive paper

how to make the perfect cut off jeans shorts | easy step-by-step DIY tutorial

First put the jeans on and mark with the chalk about at the middle of your upper thigh.

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Take the jeans off and cut along the marked line. Now put it back on.

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how to make the perfect cut off jeans shorts | easy step-by-step DIY tutorial

Fold the legs up to the length you want it.

how to make the perfect cut off jeans shorts | easy step-by-step DIY tutorial

Take the chalk again and mark around the fold. Take the jeans off again and turn it inside out.

how to make the perfect cut off jeans shorts | easy step-by-step DIY tutorial

Now cut off the legs underneath the chalk line. Voilá! You have the perfect DIY cut off jeans short at the exact length you want it.

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To give it a distressed look, rub some parts with the abrasive paper until the fabric is really thin. Take the small scissor and cut out some of the fibres. Repeat on another place. That’s it. Now we have the perfect comfortable DIY cut off jeans shorts.

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If you wonder: the bag and the necklace are also projects of mine. Which means you can also make those.

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how to make the perfect cut off jeans shorts | easy step-by-step DIY tutorial

Now. Carry on!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Emma Felin June 1, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Great tutorial, these look absolutely amazing!

    xo,

    Emma
    http://www.sassystreet.com/

    • Reply sarah June 1, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Thank you, Emma. I was just browsing through your blog and you have beautiful pictures. Keep up the great work! 🙂

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