While cleaning out my closet this past weekend, I came across a pair of old denim jeans that I haven't worn in years. They still fit, but I wasn't liking the holes in the knee area so I decided to cut them off into denim shorts.
I turned the denim jeans inside out and started cutting from the inside, at a slight upwards angle. I didnt' want to cut them too short, so I purposely cut a bit longer. Be sure to avoid cutting the pockets! I then tried them on and adjusted the length accordingly. Lastly, I ran them through the washer and dryer to give the fresh cut edges a more worn in look.
It sure feels good to re-purpose old jeans and avoid buying new cut-off shorts!