Sunday, May 20, 2012

DIY: Bleached and Distressed Denim Shorts

Sick of your old Denim Shorts? Tired of wearing the same shorts over and over? Do you want something new in your closet?

Here's a DIY for Bleached and Distressed Denim Shorts!


  • a pair of shorts
  • bleach (tons of it!)
  • scissors
  • laundry soap
  • a shallow bucket

Step 1: Pick out an old pair of shorts. 
Be sure you're ready for the consequences of how it will look like afterwards.

Step 2: Cut the bottom part of each leg until you reach your desired length.

Step 3: Cut small slits on different parts of your shorts. 
Be mindful of the areas you are exposing once you cut the slits. (The more random areas you cut, the better it'll look!)

Don't forget the back side too!

Step 3: Sandpaper the tiny slits to get them bigger/more distressed-looking.

Step 4: Bleach them for an hour.

I used Zonrox Bleach for mine.

Check on them every 10 minutes to know if you need more bleach.

After 10 minutes, my shorts showed immediate result!

After 60 minutes and 6 small bottles of Zonrox...
Step 5: Wash them!

Step 6: Hang them up to dry and wear them!!

Have fun with your new shorts!!


  1. I love denim cutoffs for summer, they are essential!

  2. i love this post! Such a great idea and nice turnout! :)

  3. I love this!! Amazing idea, I'm gonna have to try it :)



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