But if there's one item that pains us to pay retail for, it's a pair of cutoff shorts. Don't get us wrong — in our eyes, the combination of that perfect fray, that just-right angled hemline, and that perfectly long rise is like a sartorial symphony. But as seasoned crafters, we know that all that wonderfulness can be achieved with a sharp pair of scissors and a run through the spin cycle. Don't believe us? Check out our step-by-step DIYs that'll have you digging around your castoff pile for those ratty jeans.
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