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DIY One Teaspoon Bandit Shorts

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been in love with one teaspoon shorts.   But they are so expensive.  $85 for a pair of jeans is way out of my price range.  So, I got to thinking…I can make these myself.  Honestly, I’ll make up any excuse to go thrifting.  Anyway, I thrifted my jeans for $1 at my local thrift store.  You can probably get a pair of mommy jeans or a pair from the boys department for about $5-$6 dollars at Goodwill and they should have about the same fit.

Here’s what you need to do:

*Start with a pair of loose fitting jeans.  These jeans must sit low on your waist to have that “diaper” effect.  

*Turn your jeans inside out and mark how much you want to cut.
Personally I prefer shorts where my butt is not hanging out of the back.

*Now, cut them.  The jeans will be cut at a slight angle with the outside being shorter and the crotch area longer.  And because I’m making the bandit shorts, I have to cuff the hem up, so I will leave the hem about two to three inches longer than I want the shorts to be.  But if you want to just have the distressed hem, cut the shorts to desired length

**Remember that once cut, there is no going back**
So, I always cut a good inch or two longer than what I intend to, so that I can check the length after every half inch to inch cut.

VIOLA there you have it.  A pair of $85 jeans for a fraction of the price!  For a more distressed look, throw your jeans in to the wash!  They’ll come out perfectly distressed (check the picture below).

What do you want me to DIY next?

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