DIY Ripped jeans
After finding almost impossible to find a good pair of ripped jeans for myself I decided to do what any self-respecting person does when they want to figure out how to do something themselves… I looked up Youtube tutorials.
After reading a few blogs and watching some videos, I’d thought I’d share some of my findings with you (note: I take no responsibility for your failed attempts – but I’m sure you’ll be fine)
Before we begin anything, the biggest tip I can give you is: START SMALL (I realise the irony of the text size). After having worn my DIY jeans for just a week, the holes have already ripped to be bigger than when I started so you’re better off starting small and making slight adjustments piece by piece. I also encourage trying the jeans on throughout the process to see how they look on.
What you’ll need:
– Some sort of marking pen (girls make up sticks work well as it rubs off easily)
– Tweezers or nail clippers (optional)
Step 1: Put your jeans on and make marks just above where your knees sit (I took them off for photo purposes)
Step 2: Cut along the jeans at the marks you made (remember to start small – if you want larger knee holes then slowly cut away more material to make a ‘rugby ball’ shape)
Step 3: 2 options –
1. Run a sharp blade along the edges (I used this technique and it worked fine – start off gently and work until you get the desired rip effect)
2. Get tweezers and pull individual strands out so they become frayed
These were the results (the knees were done a week ago and the thigh was just done)
Check out this blog which has an awesome step by step tutorial as well: http://www.theuttergutter.com/posts/diy-style-tutorial-ripped-jeans/