Questions to Answer Before You Try to DIY Ripped Jeans

by Kristen Philipkoski

I was just doing a little denim Googling, as denim bloggers are wont to do, and I found this gem from Marie Claire UK on how to rip your jeans without ruining them. It seems like such a simple thing but, alas, there is a reason why ripped jeans often cost more than intact ones.

Ripping is an art and a skill, and you’re not careful when DIYing, you’re liable to straight up trash those jeans you’d hoped to make cooler. Key points to consider before you dive into a denim-ripping DIY session:

  1. Are you OK with sacrificing the jeans should the project not work out? Buy a test pair at your local thrift shop so you can answer YES to this one.
  2. Do you have the proper tools?
  3. Do you have time to devote to proper preparation? Do to it right, you’ll need to prewash and mark your jeans carefully with chalk or a pen.
  4. Are you denial oriented? Or can you be for a few minutes? Without the finishing touches, your DIY rips might look a bit to contrived.

Answered yes to all of the above? Head on over the Marie Claire and let us know how it goes!

[Photo by Matthew Henry via Unsplash]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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