Hello all and happy Friday! I recently went to San Diego for the day and, just before leaving, decided to spontaneously cut these jeans you see here! I bought them because they were supposed to be straight leg, but were much longer than I expected when they arrived in the mail (short girl problems!!). I had to roll them all the time, but I kept the jeans because I loved how they fit around my waist. Even then, I did not wear them all that often. Since I've cut them, I wear them a lot more and with many different styles of shoe that I could not wear before! In today's post, I'm sharing how I achieved the 'after' look in less than ten minutes. So, if you're interesting in taking some old jeans and making them new, keep on reading!
I started by taking a ruler and measuring up the seam 10 cm on both sides of the pant leg. You might want to try them on for this part, so you know how high up you want to cut. I just took a guess and got lucky (you probably shouldn't take this risk since I could have cut way more than I intended which would have been bad!) I drew a small dot in pen on each side (you can see the mark at the end of the scissors). I then lightly drew a line to connect the dots. This ensures you will have a straight line across! Next, take a deep breath and start cutting! I did one leg at a time because the denim was thick, but as long as you measure, the cuts will be in the same place (:
Lastly, take the two ends of your jeans and rub them together until you get your desired look. This gives your jeans that raw hem as opposed to the clean cut look you see in step 1. If any strings are too long, you can always cut them. Keep in mind that your jeans will continue to unravel a bit when you wash them, so don't rub them too much!
I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial! If you like this particular pair of jeans, you can buy them here. Thanks for reading (:
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