DIY: Distressed High Waisted Shorts

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As we all have seen, high waisted shorts are in and can be the perfect addition to complete any cute outfit. However some stores sell these high waisted shorts for over $60 so why spend that much on such a small piece of clothing when you can do it yourself! Here is my way of making cut off denim, distressed high waisted shorts in just 4 easy steps.

What you will need:

-An old pair of jeans or plain denim already cut off shorts

-Scissors

-Marker

-Kitchen knife or a very sharp cutting knife, depending on how you want the cuts to be like

-Cheese grater

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Step 1: Mark your shorts with the marker in this type of pattern for the cuts.

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Step 2: With either the kitchen knife or the sharper knife, begin making small cuts along the markings. Try to only cut through the shorts in a small area making a hole. Try not to making the hole too big.

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Step 3: With the cheese grater, use the smaller side and rough up the small cuts up and down until you see the white threads appear.

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Repeat on both sides. (I made different pattern on both sides as a test to see which one i like. On the left side, I made longer thinner cuts and on the right side I made wider, bigger cuts.

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Step 4: Put your shorts in the washing machine and let them air dry.

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And there you go! Your own distressed shorts. You can style them in any way you'd like, I left some extra fabric at the bottom so I can make folds and grade the bottom as well.

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