How to make hipster shorts

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How to make hipster shorts
Hipster shorts are perfect for summer. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Summer is the perfect time to try out a new pair of shorts. Short-shorts, otherwise known as hipster shorts, are a popular cut perfect for wearing to the beach or pool on a hot, summer afternoon. They are cut high, so much of the thigh is exposed. The cut is parallel to the crotch of the shorts, and slants slightly upward along the legs. Because they are a variation on regular shorts, you can easily make your own pair of hipster shorts at home.

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Things you need

  • Pair of shorts or long trousers
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Iron

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  1. 1

    Lay your trousers or shorts out in front of you.

  2. 2

    Use a marker to draw a line along the inseam of the trousers where you plan to cut the shorts. Keep in mind that you will be folding 1.5 inches of the shorts up to create a cuff.

  3. 3

    Cut from the crotch across the trousers legs. Discard the extra fabric or save it for another project.

  4. 4

    Measure, using a ruler, 1.5 inches from your cut and fold the fabric up into a cuff.

  5. 5

    Iron over the cuff with a hot iron several times to create a pleat. Try on your new hipster shorts.

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