DIY Vintage Levi Cutoffs

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“Girl you cut those jeans just right I know you didn’t buy ’em like that” Billy Currington ain’t lying!

The other day I was in Good Will, I have developed a habit to stop in and look around every couple weeks. This started because it is so difficult to find the perfect pair of vintage Levi jeans. I like to make my own shorts because they fit perfectly and they happened to be inexpensive!

I hit the jackpot! I found 5 pairs of perfect Levi’s!! I wanted to physically jump for joy when I left the store! I have some strict criteria when it comes to the perfect vintage Levi’s, and here they are:

  • They have to be ‘stiff’ meaning they have no stretchy blend to them. You can’t distress a stretch jean.
  • They have to have the perfect waist line. The waist line should be high and tight, but the pant legs should give you some room.
  • The pocket placement. Is so important. It depends on what you are looking for but you don’t want the pockets to sit too high or too low.
  • The kind of zipper or buttons in the front. I prefer to only have zippers, some vintage jeans have a line of 8 or so buttons and that is just not for me!
  • The stitching on the back pockets, I like the identifiable levi’s double arch.
  • The back leather patch needs to be in good condition, however this isn’t a deal breaker.

I have started making several pairs but still have a lot of work to do, I will be giving all y’all updates! But so far I have made these!

Stay tuned and I will post a tutorial!

-The Sunfloweress

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