Sunday, June 5, 2011

DIY Jean Re-do

So, I was inspired from this photo I found on Pinterest.
These shorts below are too long for summer and the hot KC weather.  They hit me right beneath the knee and aren't comfortable. 
Within 5 minutes...I had these.

I will probably eventually cut them a bit shorter, but I figured I better try it first and leave some room for error in case I screwed them up!
 Use something easy for your pattern.  I used the bottom of this glue bottle.  Cut the desired length first. The pen didn't I switched to a sharpie.  Way better.
Draw out your pattern, cut,  and blammo.  You have new shorts.
Pardon the small child.  They also look pretty cute rolled up just once.
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  1. this is a cute idea. And best part is, no sewing required.


  2. These are way cute! I have a pair in mind to do this with... :) Thanks for sharing! :)

    Came over from Craft-O-Maniac!


  3. Cute! I have some jeans that are just begging for a trim! Thanks for sharing!

  4. So cute! My only problem is how do you keep them from fraying if you wash them? Don't wash them I suppose, it would be worth it because they're so cute! :)

  5. This are so adorable. I will have to try this. Thanks for inspiring!!!
    following you now

  6. I have not washed them yet...but will def have to. I guess if i don't like fray I can cut it off. I wonder if fray check would keep it from fraying???

  7. Cute!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog - let me know how the mac and cheese turns out if you make it! :)

  8. Great idea. Thank you so much for linking up to More The Merrier Monday. I can't wait to see what you come up with next week.

  9. I love this! Such an easy thing to do that really adds a lot!!

  10. I really, really, really like this idea! I can't wait to make a pair for myself! Such a darling twist to the ever classic "go-to" summer staple!

  11. these are so cute! I love them! I will definitely have to try this out on some of my old jeans! I found your blog through a link party and i LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! thanks!

  12. Those are so cute...I have lots of jeans I can do this too. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party.

  13. these are soo cute! i really want to make some now! i found your blog on Gluesticks linky party. i love all of your cute projects and i just cant pass up following you!! i would love for you to come and visit my blog sometime!!

  14. So cute. Thank you for sharing. Great job. I found you through a linky party! Come and say hi, enter my giveaway and vote for my picture. Thank you.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  15. These turned out really cute!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty things} last week as well!

  16. So cute! What a great idea I have a pair of ripped up jeans that are waiting to be made into shorts! I'm gonna have to try this!~popping in from funky junk interoirs
    PS- this would be great to add to my scrappy saturdays link up!

  17. UMM these are just stupid adorable, I am quite smitten with how they turned out.

  18. love it! :) they look so awesome. jealoussss!

    the style projects

  19. Those shorts look awesome! I made one for myself too, I would be glad if you check it out on my blog :)