DIY High Waisted Shorts

Hey Everyone

Today’s DIY project is all about high waisted shorts. With summer approaching perhaps you have an old pair of high waisted pants that are ready to be transformed. Ill show you an easy way to do that and you won’t need to sew a thing!

What you will need:

-High Waisted jeans


-Pen or chalk 

- Iron and ironing board

-Flat surface to work on 

Step 1

Find yourself a pair of high waisted pants. The ones I used were a pair of old Levis I bought at Goodwill for 6$

Step 2

Find a nice flat surface to work on. I used my floor just because I don’t have a table large enough. Button the jeans and zip them. Fold them and make sure to line up the sides evenly. Carefully flatten out the jeans so that they are ready to cut. 

Step 3

Although most people start by trying them on and marking the length, I like cutting off the excess of the pants and then trying them on. Jeans fit different and its easier to see what they look like when you don’t have a full pant to distract you. Choose to cut at a safe length, longer than you know you will like them. 

Step 4

After cutting them, put your jeans on and mark the area where you want to cut. I knew I wanted to fold then ends of these shorts so I marked them an inch longer than the length I wanted. You could also just cut them short and fray the ends. Mark the area with your pen or chalk and then remove them. 

Step 5

After cutting off the excess you can put them back on and make sure you like the length. For the folded ones, like the ones I have made I folded them twice and made sure I was comfortable with the length after being folded. If you cut them too short, then you can turn them into frayed shorts (I hope to have a tutorial for that soon).  

Step 6

Now that you have your desired length, you can iron your shorts so that the folded ends do not come apart. Make sure to iron one fold at a time. 

Step 7

Repeat and make sure to get the sides really well. 

Step 8

Enjoy them! Thats it! You can also add some studs to your jean shorts. Whatever works best for you!

the-fandomlife-chose-me  asked:

Hi! I'm wanting to make DIY high waisted shorts!! But can you make them out of regular jeans??

sort of, yes.
your best bet is to go to goodwill and get some mom jeans (that go up pretty high) and cut them into shorts. The best way to do this is to put them on, draw a line relative to how short you want them with chalk, take them off, draw a better even line on both sides, and then cut each side. You can use sand paper to fray the edges or fold them and glue/sew.

A harder way is two get two pairs of jeans of the same color and cut one into shorts. Then cut the top part off of the other one (like the seam that separates the button and belt straps from the rest of the jean) and sew it to the top of the shorts you made. This is harder and doesn’t make them as high waisted, but it’s an option!