First, I just want to say this is a super easy DIY. And I don’t know why but I felt it to be kind of soothing pulling out the jean threads.
Anyways, I had a pair of black jeans with a little bit of white paint on them and because of that white paint they just became dormant in my drawer.
I have no idea what prompted me to pull them out and to decide to do something with them but here we are.
(I can be very impulsive. Sometimes I’ll decide I want bangs so I grab scissors and cut.)
I cut a big hole in the blacks jeans and thought, well, this looks stupid. I better YouTube this.
And I learned how to make your own ripped jeans! Honestly, it makes sense why they charge an arm and leg for ripped jeans when you buy them. It’s really easy but it’s a bit tedious.
Let this be your craft for the month!
DIY RIPPED JEANS – All YOU NEED IS SCISSORS, A STEAK KNIFE, AND TWEEZERS
Step 1: Identify where on your jeans you want to place holes or distressed marks.
(Tip: Try on yours pants, and mark with chalk if needed.)
Step 2: (for just a distressed look) Take your steak knife and run the steak knife side to side on parts of the waste, tops of the pockets, and a few random spots on your jeans.
Step 3: To achieve the “ripped look” take your scissors and cut horizontal lines where you want the holes to be. One horizontal line on top of another.
Step 4: (this is the soothing yet tedious part. Turn on some Netflix) take your tweezers and begin pulling the vertical jean threads out, so eventually all that will be left are the white threads in the middle.
THERE IS NO WRONG WAY TO DO THIS, GET CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN WITH IT.
It’s going to look cute!
Work it girl