DIY Jean Shorts

Why throw away your old over-worn jeans, when you can turn them into chic cut-off shorts? Denim cut-offs are always on trend, a definite closet staple. We teamed up with Sophie Monet to show you how to make them, JIT for festival season and warm weather!

Here's how you do it:


  • Old Jeans 
  • Scissors 
  • Chalk 
  • Ruler 
  • Sandpaper 
  • Wood block or rock


  1. Mark desired length
  2. Lay jeans on flat surface
  3. Use a ruler to create a straight line over your mark
  4. Using scissors (or a fabric roller cutter), cut along chalk line
  5. Fold jeans in half, cut other leg
  6. For a distressed look, wrap sandpaper around block
  7. Rub! Left and right, up and down, round and round! 
  8. Throw in washer, remove from dryer
  9. Voila, you've got fringe! *For 60's style-denim short, roll bottoms!

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