extreme poorfag here, have a lot of old jeans that fit like pic. Is there any way to shrink them without paying to get them tailored? Any other DIY's you guys have done/want to do?
around 15 at each, give or take. they're all smaller part time jobs because i need to be able to take months off for internships/research, so they don't offer me too many hours at each
a sewing machine + thread + your time will end up costing you more than just taking a few pairs to a tailor. a machine alone will cost upwards of $100, and one that can reliably punch through denim is like $150 at minimum. unless you are serious about DIY then don't bother
Right now I'm only taking two classes because it's winter break, so I can up my hours at work a little. One of the jobs is at my schools gym and another is at a coffeeshop, so my bosses know me and let me study/do work when it's slow. Other than that it kinda blows, I lose a lot of sleep and depend on my SO to help me with a lot, if I'm too busy to buy food or whatever
Cut them into shorts that end above your knee, leave the hem frayed. Then slice some holes with a razorblade and run them through the was for a fresh distressed look. Look up a tutorial for more in depth instructions, there are plenty.
not op, but I was lucky enough to have my mom's older sewing machine from about 2005 sitting in a closet and bought $5 of thread and was able to taper my own old pants for next to no cost