During the summer I get bored easily and lately I have been wanting to revamp some of my old clothes, so I killed two birds with one stone by taking a pair of old jeans and doing a trendy frayed hem on both legs. I have seen this style everywhere and I thought about buying a pair, but I believed I was crafty enough to make my own (sometimes I overestimate my ability, but in this case it was very simple).
When picking what jeans to use there aren’t many restrictions so you can pretty much use any pair you would like as long as they are not too short already because after you cut the hem off, them will become even shorter. I used a pair of old Hollister skinny jeans with a light wash, but you can use any pair you would like. I recommend using a bootcut pair of jeans, but skinny works as well.
The tools you will need are:
- a pair of scissors (it is best to use fabric scissors)
- a seam ripper
- a pen (optional)
First lay the pants out and cut the original hem off of both legs of the jeans and seam rip the seams on both sides of each leg and pull out the excess threads. To make both sides even I suggest using a pen to mark where to stop.
Now that you have two flaps, fold one up and use your tweezers to pull out only the lighter, horizontal threads all the way up to the end of your ripped seams.Then flip the leg over and do the same thing to the other side
REPEAT STEPS 1 & 2 FOR THE OTHER LEG
Mine did not turn out perfect, but I am very happy with how they look and now I have a pair of jeans that are different from the others and I will wear them again. This whole process was very easy, but it was a little tedious trying to pull out every string with the tweezers. It was still totally worth it and took me probably an hour and a half.
These jeans can be paired with mostly any shoes, just nothing with ties that go up the leg because it becomes too busy with the frayed hem. I styled mine with a simple pair of slip ons that I got from Nordstrom Rack.
I hope you try this DIY and find it as entertaining and exciting as I did.