What I did:
First I grabbed my old pair of jeans and tried them on, and figured out how short I wanted to go . I cut off the extra material, and took a long time carefully cutting off the zipper pockets which I really disliked, and thankfully it turned out really good after the bleach. Since these will probably be used for when we head to the beach, I cut up a couple of slits near the pockets for a worn out, beach-y look. Then wearing a mask I added small amounts of bleach, using a spray bottle, spraying more towards the bottom and less closer to the top. Once you feel you have the desired look wash the bleach off with water, just so it doesn't bleach the shorts any more. Throw them in the wash and dryer, and ta-dah, a brand new pair of shorts. Below are a couple of pictures of the process.
|1. Jeans before 2. Removing the zipper 3. Cutting the shorts|
4. The shorts drying off