Friday, July 19, 2013

Do It Yourself: Levi Cut-Offs

after my struggle to find a decent pair of high waisted denim shorts, i decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own.

the results were surprisingly good! take a look at how its done.

i bought a great pair of old levis from my local thrift shop. they were $5.99. please.

to destroy your jeans you will need:

  • your best pair of scissors
  • a sharpie
  • a retractable blade
  • sand paper

start by putting your jeans on and measuring the length you would like your shorts to be. *tip: always go longer, you can cut them more later if need be, you can never go back once they are cut. i made a mark with the sharpie. cut one leg first (in as straight of a line as you can.) next, simply fold the leg over and follow the line for the other leg. 

once your jeans are cut it is time to destroy them! make a few cuts where you want holes or fraying. then, use the sand paper to rough up the edges. 

wash the shorts for the final touch, and there you go. who needs urban anyway! 

No comments:

Post a Comment