Our most lived-in summer piece was actually our most lived-in winter item... When hole-y, worn-through jeans reach the ends of their lives, we like to get all DIY, and turn them into a pair of jean cutoffs. This ubiquitous summer short may look effortless, but anyone who's taken a pair of scissors to a pant knows that one mis-snip can lead to a pair of denim diapers. We turned to DIY goddess Daniela Jacobs who created three styles of cut-offs from three old pair of denim she had. Tune in to find out how to extend the lifespan of your favorite jeans. Now grab those shears!
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1. Lay jeans flat and turn inside-out. Determine how short you want them to be, and cut evenly across with scissors, making sure not to cut off the pockets. It's always better to err on the side of longer (especially if you're planning on cuffing them!), and keep trimming them down until they're the exact link you need! Cutting them in a very slight V also makes for a more flattering fit.