Step 1: Pick out some old high waisted jeans from the thrift store. I chose these
Gap Boys jeans since I couldn't find any cute girl ones. You have to keep looking.
Step 2: Measure and mark the length you want your shorts to be on both sides
Step 3: With one end of the scissors "scratch" across until you make the
distressed look you want place one of the pant legs you cut off before under so
that you don't cut across the back of the jean or pockets.
Step 4: Fill a bucket with water and bleach. The amount of bleach and time
obviously depends on how bleached you want them. I left mine for about 2 hours
because I wanted a lighter shade of the denim.
Step 5: Wash and air dry to see your final results.
Step 6: Stud them! There are many styles you can make but this was the design
I went for. Let me know if you have any questions or link me to one
of your DIY if you have already done one. I'd love to see.