Hi guys and welcome back to my blog, today I will be showing you step by step on how to create a pair of distressed high waisted shorts!
You will need:
-Shorts (or pair of pants which you could then make into shorts)
So I’ve been wanting a good pair of high waisted shorts for the longest time but I could never find a pair that would fit me well and that was around my price range so I decided to make my own and I ended up spending less than $10 on my personalized pair. How awesome am I?! 😛
My shorts were a pair of pants I got at a thrift shop last year they were like $6, so I just cut them into shorts and rolled up the ends cause I didn’t have time to make them all fancy. The scissors were a gift from Santa I got along with a sewing machine when I was 13 but you can buy them at any fabric store. I really recommend you get a pair of FABRIC scissors for this DIY cause it just makes it a lot easier to cut jeans. The sandpaper block thing I got at the 99cent store and the studs I got at Hot Topic, they were on sale for a dollar too.
First off before doing any cutting make sure you try your pants on and MARK THE SIDES to your desired length! This way your shorts won’t be too short on you. I cannot stress this step enough, please don’t skip it!
Once you have marked your jeans you can start cutting.
(ignore the marking here thats from the first time I cut the pants into shorts)
*I still recommend you cut an inch under your desired length because once you wash them they will start to really distress and end up a little shorter.
Now for this diy I decided to add some studs to the shorts (which is optional) but, I didn’t like the colors of the studs so I spray painted them white if you do not have spray paint you could always use nail polish.
I also put the studs in the extra fabric I cut out so they would be still and dry better.
I then did these parallel lines MAKING SURE I DID NOT CUT THE POCKET UNDER IT
and with a pair of tweezers I pulled on the little fibers to make the distress effect.
Then I sanded the edges to make them look more worn out and old
and put them in the dryer for about 30 mins.
After that I just put the studs on and whoala! I got myself a pair of unique high waisted shorts!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you have any questions about this DIY or have any requests on what you want me to do next let me know!
I know I said I would be doing a DIY on an old purse make over but, I had some complications with the paint! 😦 I will finish that project as soon as I find paint that will dye leather correctly.
Anyway, thanks for… reading?…watching?I don’t know, but hope you have a great day!