Today I bring you a DIY! While I was on my mini vacation a few weeks ago my sister and I decided to create our own studded cutoff shorts. We went to Goodwill and purchased a pair of "mom jeans" aka high-waisted pants. Then, we went to Hobby Lobby and bought studs to put on our jeans. The rest of the supplies we got from what we had around the house.
- Mom Jeans/High Waisted Jeans
- Ruler or Tape Measure
- Fork or Grilling Tongs (or anything else you can think of to fray your shorts)
WARNING: Lots of Pictures!
|Before and After|
|High-waisted jeans from Goodwill.|
|Measure where you want to cut your pants. Keep in mind that it's better to cut longer than you need than to cut too short. Make a mark on your pants so you know where to cut.|
|Take your ruler and line it up along where you made your initial mark.|
|Then, draw a straight line all the way across to give you a guideline for where you want to cut your pants.|
|Next, cut one pant leg at a time over where you drew your line.|
|To fray your shorts, grab a fork or something related and start pulling the ends of the shorts along with the fork to pull out strings.|
|To be completely honest using the fork started hurting my fingers so I began using these grilling tongs which seemed to be a little easier.|
|This is how they look so far...|
|I then decided to cut little slits into the front of the jeans and fray the holes as well. Oh, and I frayed a little section of the top of the pockets too. I had to use the scissors to cut tiny slits into the fabric then fray with my fork.|
|For the back, I frayed a little on the top of the back pockets.|
|Next, I began studding the back pockets. I alternated the studs from pyramid to round.|
|Notice how the stud only goes through the pocket and not through the the pocket and the second layer of jean.|
|On the front, I studded the right front small coin pocket and the two front belt loops.|
|Here's the backside of the jeans.|
|Notice the belt loop. For this, I had to wrap the back of the studs around the belt loop instead of punching it through. The belt loop fabric was too thick for the stud to go through.|
Well, I think these shorts are super cute! I just don't think I have the body to pull them off very good. Idk. I still wear them but instead of tucking in my shirt, I leave it out untucked over the shorts.
Let me know what you think or if you will try this! :)
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