DIY Cut-Off Shorts {No Sewing Required}

A few months ago I was taking out all of the clothes that my daughter had outgrown out of her drawers. And placing them in a bag to give away to Goodwill. When I noticed that she had about three pairs of jeans that were too short in length, but still fit perfectly in the waist. I thought that it would probably be very easy to turn these too short jeans into some DIY cut-off shorts. I thought I could probably go to the craft store and buy some cute iron-on applique patches to jazz them up a bit. After, all this would be a great way to save money since I would be buying three less pairs of shorts for this spring/summer.

I’m so glad that I thought about this because the first pair that I made turned out really cute. Plus, these DIY cut-off shorts were super easy to make since they require no sewing.


Sonya Kendall lives in Central Arkansas with her husband and two children. During her free time, she enjoys sewing, blogging, listening to podcasts, and bingeing on Netflix (often doing two of these things at once). Sonya has dreams of sewing ridiculously fancy dresses one day. But until her skills allow for this she will continue sewing not so fancy clothing and blogging about her sewing adventures and more at You can also find Sonya on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.