5 minute DIY cuffed denim cut-off shorts

I guest posted today for the ever so amazing Bubby and Bean and wanted to share my tutorial here too. Here are some tips for making some cute and flattering cut-off shorts for summer.

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MATERIALS: old denim jeans // scissors // safety pins // iron // needle and thread

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1. To start, try on the jeans to determine how short you want them and mark with a pen. Because these will be cuffed shorts, be sure to allow about an extra inch and a half for folding. Take off, do a quick cut using the pen marks as guides, then try on again. Pin safety pins at the desired length. Take jeans off and lay them flat.

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2. Cut each leg with scissors using the places you marked with safety pins as a guide. If you cut them at a slight angle with the outside of the leg longer, it will create a more flattering fit.

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3. Fold each hem up about an inch and a half.

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4. Iron the cuffs in place. If you want them to remain folded after washings without having to fold up with each wear, hand-sew a few quick stitches in place at the inside and outside seams with a needle and thread. For a frayed look, wash them before wearing.

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There you have it. A new pair of shorts! You can go as short or long as you like. I’m more modest when it comes to shorts. It’s the mom in me.

Happy crafting!

lindsay

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Comments

  1. Renee says:

    good job, it looks fantastic :-)

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