To create cut-off jean shorts, you simply need to mark the length, cut both legs evenly, and pull some threads from the edges. You need a washable marker, sharp scissors and a seam ripper.
- Mark your length
Put on the jeans and mark the length you want with a washable marker. Have a friend help you, and make a corresponding mark on the back of the legs.
- Make the Cuts
Remove the jeans and fold them in half lengthwise by lining up the inner and outer seams. Lay them on a flat surface and cut across the previous marks, cutting through both pant legs at the same time.
- Fray the Edges
Using a seam ripper, pull and tug at the horizontal threads on the newly cut edges until you get the look you want. Wash and dry the jeans for a softer, more natural look.