Wednesday, 9 April 2014

DIY: Cutting Shorts

Don’t you just hate when you buy yourself a pair of jeans and after wearing them a few times you discover small things that make you dislike them… Sounds recognisable? Or maybe your jeans are just completely worn and you have no choice but to throw them away. Stop it right there! There’s no need to throw away jeans that still fit you! Just turn them into shorts! Today I’m going to show you how, it's very easy!

I decided to cut two of my trousers, one pair I’ve worn so many times that the hem started to let loose, which made them a great example. The other pair however, I just bought a few months ago. Nevertheless I discovered that they attract fluff like nobody’s business! It’s simply impossible to wear these trousers without constantly trying to get rid of the fluff. Alright, I understand that fluff is a common thing on black clothing, but come on, you can see how worse it is on the pictures! As shorts have much less fabric, I think these black trousers will become a lot more wearable.

All you need is a pair of scissors, a marker and of course, your trousers!

My first pair of trousers turned out pretty well, so I was confident enough to give my black trousers a try!

Since I really didn't want to ruin these trousers, I decided to use another pair of high waist trousers as a guideline. Just lay the shorts on top of the trousers and then try to draw a line as perfect as possible.

As soon as you're happy with your line, it's time to cut the trousers. This part can be pretty stressful! My advice is to start a little lower than the line, so if you mess up you can always cut more. Be careful not to make your shorts too short!

VoilĂ ! You've just made yourself a brand new pair of shorts!

I hope you liked this DIY post, let me know if you're going to cute yourself some shorts! Tweet me some pictures of the results @savannah_0203 or send me the pictures on instagram @missvannah 

Lot of Love,




  1. I must try this! great post! please check out my blog thankyou xo

  2. thanks for the tip I have wanted to do this for so long i am finally encouraged to do it!!

    1. Glad I could help you! I'd love to see your finished product!
      xoxo Savannah

  3. Dit is zo ideaal voor in de zomer, ziet er leuk uit! (:

  4. Nice! Doing that with my old Levi's too ;)

  5. Great DIY!!


  6. Very good post my sweetie ;)
    Kisses <3

  7. nice!!

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  11. Lovely diy shorts !!

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  13. Thats pretty cool! My mom cut a pair for me once from her old jeans and now they're my favourite ever :)


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