Step 1: I started by putting the jeans on, and marking with a sharpie where I wanted the shorts to hit. In this case I found where I wanted my shorts to be, than made the mark about 1 inch lower so I could fold the ends.
Step 2: After the mark had been made, I took the pants off and laid them flat on the ground. A simple cut across the line you had marked and you are left with at least one leg of your new shorts.
Step 3: To make sure that I liked the length, I put the pants back.
Step 4: To make sure that the second leg is as accurate as the first, I decided to use my left over leg as a template. Lay the cut off leg on top of the still attached leg, and cut right across the line you've created.
Step 5: Because denim is a stronger fabric, I wasn't worried about a need to hem. I decided to roll up the bottoms of both of my new shorts to make them a bit higher, and to help keep the exposed edge hidden from the elements. If you want to make your ends a bit more frayed, take a hairbrush and brush down your shorts at the ends. this will help to expose some of the threads and give your shorts a rougher look.
Enjoy your new Summer Shorts!
Aloha T-Shirt: Gifted from Johnny's Parents
Necklace: Christmas Gift from Johnny's Aunt
Gray Belt: Came with another Dress
Shoes: Payless $10