Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Hello everyone,
Today I will show you how I made these really easy distressed high waisted shorts. It took me around 3 hours to finish it and I'm really happy with the result. Let's get started!

What you'll need:
- An (old) pair of jeans
- Scissors
- Tweezers

Let's begin!
1. Cut the jeans in to shorts. Take a pen and ruler and make a oblique line starting from the middle/below part of the jeans to the outside part. The outside part of the jeans should be a little bit shorter than the middle part of the jeans.

2. Fold the jeans together and cut the other half.

3. Now it's time to distress them! Cut a small hole in the jeans, take your scissors out and then cut a straight line. Make sure it's really straight, because only then you can get perfect lines (otherwise it doesn't actually really matter, cz it's gonna be messy anyway)

4. Take your tweezers and pull as many lines out as you want.

This is an example of a non-straight-cut-line. You will get these lines that will pull out.
This is an example of a good straight-cut-line. The strings will all be even if you're pulling them out.
In the end it doesn't really matter how straight you cut the holes. The result is going to be really messy anyway.

5. Throw them in the washer and then you're done!

This is how I would style it:

Thank you for reading.
I think I should post more personal stuff soon.
Anyway, have a nice day!


  1. This tutorial has really nice photographs, Elli! :D
    I think it's soo easy too and the shorts look really casual and nice for a cool outfit hehe~ you should have wore the outfit at the end and post a photo because I would love to see that on you ^-^ And thank you so much for the tutorial, they're always really well written :3

    And I'm inviting you to My first Giveaway , I honestly would be really happy if someone I like wins this! That's why I'm inviting you hehe :>

  2. These shorts look awesome, definitely perfect for the summer :) I just got to find a pair of nice hair waisted jeans to be able to DIY them into distressed shorts :)

  3. Great post and lovely DIY! I also love the way you have styled them!


  4. Thank you for making this ♡

  5. those shorts are awesome! i followed you =)

  6. this is mazing! it really is easy. Maybe we should give this a go, and we'll let you know if it turns out as good as your pair!

  7. They look great, well done, xoxo.

  8. Great DIY! The shorts are not my style, but I'm sure they fit very well with street style-outfits! You sure have good DIY-skills :)


  9. awesome result! i love it :) maybe i'll find an old jeans soon and then try it haha =D

  10. So talented!
    This is such an awesome post! Thanks for sharing
    Following u<3

  11. Looks amazing!! I love your 2NE1 Ruler and pencil!!


  12. wow it's so cool!!! <3


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