How to Make Distressed Cutoff Shorts

Take an old pair of jeans and transform them into cute cut-offs for summer!

15.2k Views 1272 Likes
How to Make Distressed Cutoff Shorts
9 Steps
Supplies
Embed
1
Select the pair of jeans you'd like to cut and lay them flat on the ground.

Select the pair of jeans you'd like to cut and lay them flat on the ground.

2
Try on the jeans and make a small slit at the desired length for your shorts on each leg. We're going to roll these, so if you'd like to do the same, leave some extra space.

Try on the jeans and make a small slit at the desired length for your shorts on each leg. We're going to roll these, so if you'd like to do the same, leave some extra space.

Recommended For You
3
Take off the jeans and cut them where you made the slits. Fold them in half to guarantee your cuts are even on both legs.

Take off the jeans and cut them where you made the slits. Fold them in half to guarantee your cuts are even on both legs.

4
Roll them up to the desired length.

Roll them up to the desired length.

5
To distress the shorts, cut a small slit where desired.

To distress the shorts, cut a small slit where desired.

6
Lift up the slit to expose white strings.

Lift up the slit to expose white strings.

7
Use a pen or needle to lift out strings one by one.

Use a pen or needle to lift out strings one by one.

8
Repeat steps 5-7 until pleased with levels of distress.

Repeat steps 5-7 until pleased with levels of distress.

9
Voila! Distressed cutouts for summer.

Voila! Distressed cutouts for summer.

keyboard shortcuts:     previous step     next step
Comments
0 COMMENTS
View More Comments