Thursday, August 30, 2012

DIY- Studded High Waisted Cutoff Shorts

Hey Everyone!

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.

Supply List:

  • Mom Jeans/High Waisted Jeans
  • Ruler or Tape Measure
  • Studs 
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • 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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  1. These look so nice! Great post :) xx

  2. Amazing post! I have a wardrobe FULL of old jeans I could play with :)
    Thanks for sharing this!
    & oh shush lady! You look amazing in these shorts!

  3. oh my gosh!!! I am literally in awe. Those are fantastic, and the fact that you went that little bit further and added studs and slits - amazing! These are GORGEOUS i really want a pair!!!

    Gorgeous DIY -Love your blog!

    Georgi at 7wonders xx

  4. Such a fun DIY! I really like your shorts.

  5. What a gorgeous outfit! I really love this, so inspiring!

    Greetings from Finland,

    - Alice

  6. These shorts look just amazing! Well done girl ;)


  7. wow, looks really amazing! great diy!


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