These shorts were originally skinny jeans that were hiding in the back of my closet not being worn for years. The easiest makeover was to cut them into shorts. But they still needed to be amped up a little more. When I came across this tutorial I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
For one thing, the fabric I picked was this really thick leftover seat cushion material. I decided not to fold over the edges, instead just zig-zag the edges to stop them from fraying. Then I sewed them onto the jeans.