DIY: Turn Your AEO Jeans Into Shorts

DIY: Turn Your AEO Jeans Into Shorts

Remember that old pair of jeans you have sitting in the back of your closet? Maybe they’re too short, too loose or too long but Stylist Anna B. has a great way to bring new life to those jeans! Don’t donate them just yet – turn your old jeans into shorts in just a few easy steps.

What You’ll Need

A pair of jeans in your choice of wash (we recommend favorite boyfriend or straight)

Tape measure


Safety Pin


Step one: Gather your materials.



Step two: Fold the pants in half with button side facing up and pull out extra fabric at inseam.



Step three: Using the tape measure, measure down starting at waistband to your desired length. We went with festival ready short-shorts by measuring to 8½ inches. Note: Whatever your desired length, make sure it’s below the inseam!


Step four: Keep folded and cut straight across at desired length through both legs.


Step five: Using the safety pin, shred the bottom of the shorts to create fringe.


Step six: Wear your shorts!


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One response

  1. awesome way to gain a new pair of shorts!!!!!! Sometimes it’s a good idea to leave maybe an extra 1/2 to 1 inch just in case you goof up or didn’t want them as short as you thought you did!!!

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