I think all of us have experienced this problem at one time or another and it’s really frustrating! I’ve cut so many pairs of jeans off, thinking they were even and put them on and they’re way off. I couldn’t figure out what I was doing…after all, I was cutting them straight across. What was the problem?
Well, this gal shows us what we’ve been doing wrong. It would have never dawned on me to cut them at an angle like she does in her tutorial! I was clueless and I’m sure I’m not the only one out there that has done this over and over like I have. I was also happy to see how she frays them.
As much as we love denim cut-offs—aka the summer staple—they’re not without their own set of problems. In fact, shopping for them is almost as difficult as looking for that pair of perfect jeans. Some aren’t high waisted enough; others are too low. And why is it that nearly every pair of cut-offs we’ve come across are cut obscenely short? We’ve found that it’s much easier to take matters into your own hands.
DIY’ing your perfect pair of cut-offs starts with jeans that not only you can bear to part with, but ones with a waistline you like. Whatever the case, once you’ve found these jeans that you can chop, there is the proper way to cut these off and it’s NOT straight across!
She also shows you how she frays the edges of them once you have cut them off the length that you want them. I’ve seen people who actually use sand paper to fray their jean shorts!
Watch how she cuts these jeans off the correct way in her step by step tutorial.