If the line doesn't look right to you, erase the line and try again. If you don't have a sewing machine, fold the the edges under one-fourth of an inch and sew around the edge of the shorts by hand.
Once both pant legs are measured and pinned, cut along the pen line from outer seam to inner seam. Cut slowly so the material does not bunch up. You can wear your cut off shorts as they are and allow them to fray at the edges or you can hem or roll up the edges. To hem your pants, keep reading. Follow these steps if you wish to hem your shorts: Turn on and thread sewing machine with matching color thread. Turn cut off shorts inside out.
Continue folding and pinning every two to three inches until entire pant leg is pinned. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for other pant leg. When you are finished pinning, proceed to sewing machine and slowly stitch one leg, removing pins as you stitch.
Repeat on other pant leg. Iron the front, back, waistline and inseams of the jeans to ensure even lines prior to cutting the material. Fold the cut leg of the jeans onto the uncut leg, making sure the waistband lines up evenly.
Cut the other leg of the jeans at the same length as the first side. Try your cut-off jeans shorts on. Look in the mirror to make sure both legs of your shorts end are the same length. Trim the legs of the shorts to make them the same length or further shorten, if necessary.
Alternatively, if you or someone you know is good with a sewing machine, then hem the shorts properly for a smarter look.
Personalise your new shorts. If you are happy with the design of the shorts then you can go wear them right away. We would suggest you think about adding your own touch to make them completely unique. For a rough worn effect, which goes well with the frayed hems, use sand paper, wire wool or a cheese grater and rub up and down against the fabric until desired worn effect is achieved.
Depending on ability you can also think about adding beads, buttons, fabric paint, whatever takes your fancy. You have a new addition to your tired summer wardrobe. We were contacted by Luke David Knowles who wanted to show off his creation. Luke did what we said and tried on the chords to decide where we wanted to cut them too. He left a couple of inches extra for rolling. Once he was happy with the length he used a ruler and biro to draw a straight line to cut.
Once cut he tried them back on and decided to go for the rolled hem effect which we think works really well with tighter trousers. We definitely think they look better as shorts. What do you think? You could even use the leftovers to create denim bracelets, neckties or something else. Customer Helpline - Monday - Friday Make sure to follow us for all the latest offers and competitions.
Once the pair of jeans is chosen, it's time to measure. Regardless of how easy (and appealing) cutting a pair of even-length shorts without making an effort to measure may seem, it probably. Cutting skinny jeans into shorts for guys can be trickier than cutting a looser fitting pair of jeans, since the finished product won't look good if you get the length wrong. Always cut the skinny jeans on the long side first, then fold the hem up to see how the shorts look at different lengths. 6. Cut small slits on the sides if the jeans are tight and you want your shorts to be a bit looser. To Make a Frayed Hole. 1. Cut horizontal strips half an inch apart.