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How to Make Denim Cutoff Shorts

DIY: Learn to Make the Perfect Cutoff Shorts

In today's DIY, we're showing you how to make the perfect pair of denim cutoff shorts to wear now and through Summer. It's simple; all you need are a pair of jeans, scissors, measuring tape, and a marking pencil. Follow our quick and easy steps and you'll have your own pair of frayed shorts in no time! On Allison McNamara: BREN top and shorts, Low Luv x Erin Wasson rings.

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Hi it's Alison McNamara and for today's DIY I'm going to show you how to make the perfect pair of denim cutoffs. Here's what you'll need: a pair of jeans, scissors, measuring tape and a marking pencil. I recommend using a pair of larger jeans or men's jeans That way they rest a little lower on the hips and they have that slouchy laid-back look. First you're going to take your jeans and turn them inside-out. That way you don't cut through the pockets. Take your measuring tape and measure 3 to 4 inches from the rise. and then you'll use your marking pencil and draw a dot and then draw a dotted curve line from one side to the other Now it's time to cut across the dotted line, and make sure you have sharp scissors. Now hold your jeans in half, one on top of the other and then take your marking pencil and trace the first side onto the second side so that way they'll be even. And then you cut the other side. Turn them right side out and then try them on. If you're not happy with the length, you can always trim. The last step is to fray. Now, there are two ways to do this, you can either throw them in the washing machine, or you can actually pull the fibers here at the bottom and make your own frays. I like to do a combination of both. And now you made a perfect pair of denim cutoff. Simple, right? Thanks for watching today's DIY. I'm Allison McNamara. Make sure to come back here to FabSugarTV.

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leftygirl leftygirl 3 years
you have to watch a video to figure this out?  I've been doing this for years!
pss pss 3 years
Cool and very easy. PS: Love your nail polish Allison :)
Assistant-Community-Manager Assistant-Community-Manager 3 years
So cute, I have some just like this.  The best part is that they get better with every wash!
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