- old jeans
- string, ribbon, hemp, cord or something similar
- hammer & nail w/ small piece of wood (OR) an awl
I added an extra 2 inches (plus) when I cut the length, cause I wanted to be able to roll them up.
STEP 2: I then took my side seams and cut them completely open. Since the jeans were a little loose on me, i cut out an extra quarter inch to help them tighten up (once I laced them back together.)
STEP 3: Since I don't yet own an AWL, I decided to use a hammer and nail with a piece of wood to punch holes up the side seams. These holes are going to be used to lace up the sides of the shorts like a corset.
STEP 4: For laces I used chemical free brain tanned buckskin, in order to make the ends easy to lace with I put a tiny bit of oil on the edge and then burned it. This makes the brain tanned buckskin harden and can be used as it's own needle.
I laced evenly up the sides using the holes punches with the hammer and nail....
Once I laced from bottom to top, I simply tied a knot at the top, then did the other side of the shorts exactly the same way.