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DIY Frayed Jeans Hem

on November 24, 2017

I’ve seen a lot of frayed or fringed jeans hem pics lately so I decided this would be an easy DIY on a pair of thrifted jeans.

I did this on skinny jeans but use whatever cut/style you like. Here’s a pair of distressed Silver jeans I had. I LOVE the Silver brand. Until I discovered them, I rarely wore jeans. They just never fit me properly. I have a small waist and bigger hips so I always had the back gap and that drove me crazy.

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Begin by cutting off the bottom hem and marking where you want your fringe to stop. I marked about an inch or so but you can make the fringe as long as you want.

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Cut slits up to the mark line every few centimetres.

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Once you’ve cut slits, use a pair of tweezers or similar tool to start picking at the threads.

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You want to try and pull the horizontal (white) threads out.

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Keep picking until your jeans start to look like this.

 

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After I was done I washed my jeans before wearing. It helps to clean things up a bit and make the fringe softer. I love the look with a pair of boots. If it were warmer out, I’d wear these with a pair of high heeled sandals and I would cut them a bit shorter so that they look more like a cropped pair of pants.

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An alternative to the fringe is to just cut off the original bottom hem and not fray them, so essentially step #1 of this post. With time, the unhemmed jeans would just have thread hanging off them. This is another trendy look right now. So easy!

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2 responses to “DIY Frayed Jeans Hem

  1. Rude Record says:

    Love them!! Can they be stretch jeans for this to work?

    Like

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