DIY the Perfect Summer Mom Shorts in 5 Minutes

Paola Gonzalez
by Paola Gonzalez
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5 Minutes

Here, I’m going to show you how to DIY the perfect summer mom shorts in 5 minutes or less.

Grab a pair of high-waisted jeans, either from the back of your closet or the thrift store, that you want to transform, and let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Jeans
  • Measuring tape
  • Tailor’s chalk
  • Scissors
Marking inseam

1. Mark inseam

Grab a pair of jeans and lay them flat.

To get your pair of shorts to be the perfect length, you want the inseam to be 3.5 inches (9cm).

Put your measuring tape at the crotch, measure this length, and mark it with tailor’s chalk.

Drawing line

2. Draw line across

Lay the measuring tape across from this mark and draw a line with the tailor’s chalk.

Cutting jeans

3. Cut jeans

Proceed to cut along the line. I’m using electric scissors, but an ordinary pair of fabric scissors would work just as well.

Cutting jeans

Then, proceed to cut the other leg.

Trying shorts on

4. Distress shorts

If you want to distress the shorts then you can - you can cut holes in them and/or tousle the bottoms with a pair of scissors.

Perfect mom shorts

DIY the perfect summer mom shorts in 5 minutes

Now you have your perfect mom shorts - they’re not too long and not too short but just the right size.

I have found that no matter your height, your size or your weight, this length is flattering on any body type.

Give these shorts a go for yourself!

For more DIY inspiration, check out Your New Favorite Going Out Top is Actually Tights and a No-sew DIY.

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Suggested materials:
  • Jeans
  • Measuring tape
  • Tailor’s chalk
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