DIY Ripped Jeans Tutorial

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Ripped jeans are such a massive trend right now. I’m not about to spend £40 on something I can rip up in my dining room in under an hour. Particularly when this old Gap pair have been balled up in the corner for a year waiting for a DIY, can you tell? 

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I started out by pulling them on and marking where I wanted the cuts. I did this with chalk hence why it’s pretty much invisible in this photo, not massively helpful for you I know. Then just go at them with some sharp scissors, rocket science I know. My tip for distressing the cuts is rubbing the edges of the fabric with tweezers, it helps loosen the threads. 

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Getting those white frayed areas, which seem to be getting so big they are almost the whole leg on some ripped jeans I’ve seen, takes a little more work. Start the same way as above but make a series of cuts in the rough shape your looking for. You then need to pull the vertical threads out one buy one, yip I told you it takes a bit more work. 

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Then bang them in the washing machine, a quick wash helps add to the distressing. The biggest tip I have is to start small and keep trying the jeans on until you get the look your after. I went through three stages as you can see. I’m still not sure I’m satisfied and I’m thinking about ripping them up  but more even though I already wore them here. What do you think?

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