DIY DISTRESSED JEANS

The easier the DIY project the more likely I am to actually complete it! I’m obsessing over all the distressed jeansl, but I can hear my dad saying, “why pay for jeans with holes in them”. Hmmm he might have a point – diy distressed jeans here I come, so I decided to give it a try and it was so easy! (still buying a few for fall too)

I had a pair of jeans in the back of my closet that had a little tear in them so these were perfect! DIY DISTRESSED JEANS

Gather your “tools” for the project…

scissors

box cutter

sandpaper

tweezers

cardboard or magazine

 

The Slice Technique

Step 1: Place the cardboard between the two layers of denim so you do not cut the back of your jeans

Step 2: Start slicing horizontally…the best technique ended up being to slice about 1/2 inch apart and making the slices smaller as you go

Step 3: Pull the blue strands out from between your slices with your tweezers

DIY DISTRESSED JEANS

 

Repeat

 

The Sandpaper Technique 

Step 1: Rub the sandpaper horizontally

Step 2 : Wipe away the jean the has frayed off, you can try to pick it away with tweezers too

Repeat

I also cut off the bottom hem on the jeans- only tip here is to stay as close as possible to the hem line so you can keep your length

DIY DISTRESSED JEANS

I was actually impressed, this project was so easy and quick. Let me know what you think!

easy diy distressed denim

If you need some inspiration or don’t have time for this project we will be posting our fav distressed jeans next week!

xo- Lindsay

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