#pinterestsunday DIY High Waisted Shorts

5:56 PM Nicki 0 Comments

Last week I did a #pinterestsunday about DIY shorts. This week I thought I would give it a trendier update. We all love high waisted shorts, but who wants to pay $50 for 1 pair. Well I'm teaching you how to make your own. This is inspired by this pin right here. So what you are going to need is:

  • "Mom Jeans" or high waisted jeans, preferably from Goodwill and 100% cotton
  • Scissors
  • A sharpie
To start of we are going to use the post I made last week to turn your jeans into shorts. Click here to see the full post. 

 To start off, you are going to want to try on your jeans. See how they fit and see how long you would like your shorts to be.
 Once you know how long you want your shorts to be, move down about an inch or two. You want to have room to roll up the jeans to cuff them. Once you find the length to cut your jeans mark it with a sharpie.
 Take off the jeans and lay them flat on the floor. Fold them in half and make sure all the sides are equally lined up. It should look like you only have half a pair of jeans. Then cut right above the sharpie line.
Now instead of cuffing your shorts, we are going to fray them. You don't have to leave extra length to cuff your shorts, but I woud recommend it. You can always cut it later, but once you cut it, you can't go back.
Once your shorts are their desired length, we can start fraying. I used a hair brush to help start the fraying by just rubbing the bottoms of the shorts. You can also use your hands. Don't worry if it doesn't look like mine. Once you put them in the wash, and every time you wash them, they will continue to fray.
To distress the shorts, like mine, you will need your scissors. Cut straight slits into the shorts. Once again you can start to fray them, but the washer will do most of the fraying.
After you have done all this, put your shorts into the washer and dryer. They may not be as frayed and distressed as mine the first time, but they will continue to fray every time you wash them.
And that's it! I hope you enjoyed this DIY!

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