I think the hardest part is finding a good pair of vintage Levi’s that you can make into some cut off shorts. I found these pair at my local Salvation Army for $5! I will say they were a little big for me but that actually ended up being a good thing. You don’t want your cut offs to be super tight, because if they are tight and short they may look more trashy than fashionable, in my opinion. The most important thing was that they fit my waist. So keep that in mind when searching for a pair.
Try on your jeans and mark where you want to cut. I made mine a bit longer than I wanted for two reasons: 1-You can’t undo a cut that is too short, but you can always cut them more if needed. 2-I like to fold my ends up.
It is not easy giving them the distressed look. This took me at least an hour to get these holes and fringes. Take your time, be careful and just keep scraping away. Do this to the back and front.
After you are done distressing the shorts, throw them in the wash and dryer.