Take a pair of your mom's old capri pants and make cute shorts!
You take a pair of jeans, put them on, and mark them depending how short you want them. You can make them as long or as short as you want. In this case, I made mine a little bit longer because I made rolled up shorts.
Take the pants off, and cut at the lines, then put the scraps aside to use for patching jeans, or for other d.i.y projects.
And voila! Here's the shorts! You can keep them like this, or roll them like I did!