You have probably been shopping before and came across a pair of distressed jeans that were to die for! They had the perfect distressed look that would go great with the new jacket you just bought or the perfect length and fit to hug your curves just right. That was until you looked at the price tag and saw they were $200. All the sudden you found yourself let down, knowing that you cannot afford them at the time and you would have to walk away without the jeans.Those days are over, this article is going to show you how you can make your own distressed jeans that are unique to you. The great thing about making your own distressed jeans is you can save a ton of money, you can make them your own unique style and you do not have to break the bank to wear this trend. There are a few things you will need to make your distressed jeans.
- An old pair of jeans, or a pair you think would look much better with alittle wear and tear.
- Sharp scissors
- A nylon hair brush
- Accessibility to a washer and dryer
- Bleach (optional)
First step to making your jeans is to take the sandpaper and rub the jeans in the spots where you want your holes to go. This breaks down the jean fibers and makes it look lighter and faded. The second step is to take your scissors and cut small slits where you rubbed the jeans with the sandpaper. Avoid cutting too close to the seams as you do not want them to unravel. After making the slits gently tear at them to open them up and then take your hairbrush or sandpaper and fray the denim. Remember to keep the holes small as they will get bigger when you fray them. The third step is optional if you want to give your jeans a lighter look. Take some bleach and put in a spray bottle and spray the bleach in a ventilated area onto the jeans. If you want the splattered bleach look on your jeans then sprinkle drops of bleach on the jeans. The fourth and final step is to wash the jeans in cold water. This will fray the holes even more and give the jeans a good old beating to top off the look. Line dry or dry in the dryer and your distressed jeans are complete. If you are afraid to mess up a good pair of jeans, take a trip to your local thrift store and purchase a pair for cheap so you do not have to worry if you mess up. Here are some ideas of ways you can wear your new distressed jeans. So get to tearing up those jeans ladies, and remember make them unique to you and your style.