Start off by cutting a basic pair of shorts. refinery29.com Here's everything you need to know about making cutoffs that won't cause chronic underbutt, unless of, course, that's the look you're going for. You can also make them with a high-low hem. swellmayde.com Now that you've got your simple pair of jorts, THE WORLD IS YOUR DENIM OYSTER. 1. Add a pattern to the cuffs. sausagejar.blogspot.fr Instructions here. 2. Scallop the hem. kissmyfashion.org Follow these directions . 3. Dip dye 'em. bonnielovescake.blogspot.com Instructions here. Be sure to rinse the shorts with vinegar and water after bleaching, to stop you're precious cutoffs from dissolving into thin air. 4. Bleach only one leg of the shorts to achieve a contrasting look. luuux.com Basically, you just need to dip dye in the opposite direction than usual. Instructions here. 5. Add a lace panel. minkette.rebeccaminkoff.com Directions here. 6. Tranform the back pockets into adorable bows. sophieraee.blogspot.com This tutorial only requires a needle, thread, and the jeans themselves. 7. Embellish with doilies. abeautifulmess.typepad.com Perfect for when you want to say "I'm not afraid to show off my hot bod OR pledge my allegiance to grandmas everywhere." 8. Add some polka dots. amerrymishapblog.com Follow these directions. Surprisingly, light grey paint works best when it comes to painting dots on denim. 9. Or a heart print. mylittlesecrets.ca This tutorial is meant for a full length pair of jeans, but could easily be used on cut offs. 10. Stamp on flowers to create a patterned effect. swellmayde.com Directions here. 11. Use a stencil to add a leopard print. becauseimaddicted.net Detailed instructions here. 12. Add a whole bunch of embellishments. psimadethis.com thefashiondrug.com 13. Distress the edges. apairandasparediy.com These instructions shows you how to fray your cutoffs in the most effective way possible. 14. Add lace trim. swellmayde.com It's like you're wearing bloomers under your cutoffs. Sexy bloomers.Instructions here. 15. Add geometric lines. diyraven.com Instructions here. 16. Add a galaxy print. cdn.indulgy.com Follow this tutorial to achieve a similar look. 17. Make them ikat print. allthegoodgirlsgotoheaven.blogspot.com This ingenious method only requires bleach and a fountain pen. 18. Dip dye AND add a geometric print. prudenceandaustere.blogspot.com Kill two trendy birds with one stone.Directions here. 19. Add a frayed heart to the back pocket. theworkisgettingtome.blogspot.com So sweet.Directions here. 20. Dye them ombre style. honestlywtf.com Instructions here. 21. Tie bleach 'em. afterdrk.freshnet.se Directions here. 22. Or bleach them completely and then tie dye them. thesignaturebow.com Tutorial here. 23. Dye them rainbow. mypeaceofheaven.wordpress.com Follow these instructions to achieve a similar effect. 24. Sew on floral pocket patches. gemfatale.blogspot.co.uk 25. Add studded corners. sewcountrychick.com 26. Paint them like the American flag. sequincrush.com The land of the free and the home of the booty shorts.Directions here.