diy distressed denim: quick and easy

Not too long ago I came across these grey jeans at the bottom of my closet. They’re skinny yet stretchy making them comfortable and versatile. So why, I asked myself, had I neglected them for the past several months? How did I let these stretchy grey gems end up at the bottom of my pants stack?

I wasn’t sure about the answer, but I knew the solution: distress them. A simple slit across each knee and these britches were brought back to life. These once Plain Jane jeans are now frayed and fab. Scroll down to see the super simple method I used to give these babes a better vibe.

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how to:

before
before
tools: scissors, chalk, razor
tools: scissors, chalk, razor
turn jeans inside-out and with the chalk draw lines where you want the cuts to be
turn jeans inside-out and with the chalk draw lines where you want the cuts to be
use the fabric scissors to cut along the chalked lines
use the fabric scissors to cut along the chalked lines
use the razor to rough up the scissor cuts
use the razor to rough up the scissor cuts
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continue to fray each cut with the razor, then wash and dry jeans
after
after

Frayed denim is perfect for summer and super simple to do yourself!

xox courtney

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