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
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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