Wondering how to cut jeans into shorts? It’s actually really easy! Just follow these simple steps and you’ll have a pair of cute denim shorts in no time.
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Before you start cutting your jeans into shorts, you will need a few things. First, you will need a pair of jeans that you want to cut. Second, you will need a sharp pair of scissors. Third, you will need a ruler or a measuring tape. Fourth, you will need a marker. Fifth, you will need a seam ripper. Sixth, you will need a needle and thread. Seventh, you will need pins. Finally, you will need a sewing machine.
What you will need
A pair of scissors, a ruler or measuring tape, and a sharpie or other marker. If you want to be extra precise, you can also use chalk to mark your lines before cutting.
Cutting the Jeans
When cutting the jeans, it is important to make sure that the cut is even. The best way to do this is to use a ruler or a straight edge. Once you have the straight edge, you will want to mark the length that you want the shorts to be. After the length is marked, you will cut along the line.
Try on the jeans and mark where you want to cut them
If you’re not sure where to cut them, try on the jeans and mark where you want to cut them with a piece of chalk or a fabric pen. Once you know where to cut them, take them off and lay them flat on a table or the ground.
Cut the jeans following the line you made
Carefully cut the jeans following the line you made with the scissors. If you want to frayed look, then don’t be too neat with the cutting.You can also distressed the newly cut shorts by rubbing them with sandpaper. This will create a worn look.
Finishing the Shorts
Once you have cut your jeans into shorts, you will need to finish the raw edge of the denim. You can do this by using a serger, sewing a wide zig-zag stitch, or using a product like Fray Check.
fray the edges of the shorts
After cutting your jeans to the desired length, it’s time to fray the edges. Use a pair of scissors to carefully remove any loose threads, then rub the edge of the fabric against a concrete surface or stone wash them to break down the fibers and create a frayed look.
Wash the shorts
Wash your jeans before you begin. This will help to prevent any potential shrunkenness later on, and it will also remove any dirt or debris that may be on the fabric. If your jeans are brand new, you can skip this step.
##Heading:Cutting the shorts
Cutting the shorts is the most important part of this process, and there are a few things to keep in mind as you do it. First, decide how long you want your shorts to be. Denim is a very sturdy fabric, so you can go as short as you like without worrying about them falling apart. Second, use sharp scissors for a clean cut. Dull scissors will fray the fabric, making it harder to hem later on. Finally, be sure to cut evenly so that your shorts are the same length on both sides.
Once you’ve decided how long you want your shorts to be, put on a pair of underwear (this will help to prevent accidental cutting!) and start cutting from the bottom hem upward. Stop cutting when you reach your desired length. If you want to make frayed denim shorts, stop cutting about 1 inch (2.5 cm) before your desired length and then use a rotary cutter or cheese grater to fray the fabric. otherwise, simply cut straight across at your desired length.
##Heading:Hemming the shorts
After cutting the shorts to length, it’s time to hem them so that they don’t unravel. If you cut evenly, this part should be fairly easy. Simply fold up the bottom of each leg by about 1/2 inch (1 cm) and iron flat. Then fold up again by 1/2 inch (1 cm) and iron flat once more. This double-folded hem will help to prevent fraying and give your shorts a nice finished look.
If you’re not handy with a sewing machine, you can simply use fabric glue or hand-sew the hems in place using a needle and thread. Otherwise, sew the hems in place using a sewing machine set to straight stitch with a deny stitch length. Start sewing at the bottom corner of one leg and sew around both legs until you reach the starting point again; then tie off or backstitch to secure the thread