April 3, 2012

DIY Cut-Off Denim Shorts

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! 


  1. Awesome idea and a great way to save a few bucks! They look great! xoxo, morgan

  2. I need to do that with my jeans too... I wanted to hem them, but I cut it way too short. Now I'm thinking they should become shorts as well! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  3. I love this! No point in shelling out tons of cash for band new cut-offs

  4. i like your cut offs better than others on Pinterest..lol