High-waisted shorts are a significant trend that has gained popularity in recent years. And the best part about this trend is that you can make your own in just a few simple steps. Here’s a quick guide on how to make your own high-waisted jean shorts.
Find a Pair of High-Waisted Jeans
The first step to creating your own high-waisted jean shorts is to find a pair of high-waisted jeans. You can use a pair of jeans you already own or buy a new pair. Thrift stores are great places to look, as they have a large selection and diverse options. Making jean shorts is one of the many ways you can repurpose used clothing, so looking at a thrift store is a great idea. Of course, you’ll want to make sure that the jeans fit you well and are comfortable.
Choose Your Desired Length
Now that you’ve chosen what pair of jeans you’ll be using, you’ll want to try them on and figure out what length will look best for your new pair of shorts. First, as you’re wearing the jeans, look in a mirror to decide how long your shorts should be. Next, use a fabric pencil to mark your desired length on the jeans. It’s a good idea to mark the pants at least an inch or so longer than your desired length. Doing this will give you room for error when you’re cutting them. Once you’ve marked the length, you’ll want to take the pants off and complete the line all the way around the pants. That way, you’ll have an accurate guideline of where to cut.
Begin the Cutting Process
Once you’ve marked your desired length on the jeans, you’ll want to lay them down on a flat surface. Then, use a sharp pair of sewing scissors and begin cutting along your marked line. Avoid rushing and cutting too quickly, as that puts you at a higher risk for mistakes. Instead, make slow cuts to ensure you get an even line across the pants. Once you finish cutting your shorts, you can try them on again to make sure the length looks the way you want it. If you decide you want them to be a bit shorter, you can make a new length line on the pants and cut them again. Otherwise, your shorts should be ready to wear!
Now that you know how to create your own high-waisted jean shorts for the summer, you can start working on a pair today. Get creative with your pants and have fun with the process.
Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.