D I Y :: Frayed Hem Jeans

D I Y :: Frayed Hem Jeans

Ciao tutti!

Today I have a super easy and on trend DIY project- fraying the hem of your jeans.

This look is all over the place with jeans even being sold already cut and frayed.  If you don’t want to buy a whole new pair to take part in this cool look, you can just repurpose a pair of your own! (Particularly one that maybe already needs a hem! Short girls will feel me.)

What you’ll need:

  • Scissors
  • Tweezers or a seam ripper
  • Pen


First, try on your jeans and make a mark either with a pen or chalk where you want to cut them off.


Note ⇒ this look is best worn with the hem right at the ankle or a little above.  If you want to be cautious, cut lower than you think and then try your jeans on to see where they fall.  Remember that with washing and drying this hem with raise a bit.


Make sure that both pant legs are equal in length.  The cuts don’t have to be perfect.  The frayed edge will already be imperfect, so don’t sweat it.


With your tweezers or seam ripper, look for the white threads and pull them out.  I personally wanted this to be a cleaner frayed look, so I kept the cut pretty clean across with just some threads hanging.  Also in the dryer, more threads will come out, so I didn’t want to over-do it.

If you are into a more frayed look, you can cut little slits around the hem and then pull threads through.


Ta da!! Really, the final step is to wash and dry them because the frayed pieces come out looking more naturally worn.  I think this style really makes an impact when paired with a strong, statement heel, but it really spices up any shoe. 🙂


I’m curious to know what you guys think of this style. Let me know in the comments! <3

Alla prossima!

Amanda xo


  1. February 13, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Love this idea! I definitely have a few pairs of jeans that I could do this to 🙂

    Rachael xx.

    • February 13, 2017 / 10:24 am

      Yeah! The whole thing took like 15 mins tops and I’m so happy with how it turned out 🙂

  2. February 13, 2017 / 10:00 am

    This is great!!! I have been wanting to try this on a pair of boyfriend jeans that have are tapered at the bottom! Yours look great with those heels!

    • February 13, 2017 / 10:25 am

      Yeah it was super easy and I love the look! Thank you!! <3

  3. February 13, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    This is a great idea! I do have a couple of jeans that can use this idea cuz it’s slightly too long for me. I believe it’s gonna fray some more overtime?

    • February 13, 2017 / 10:27 pm

      Well I think the frayed parts get more kind of naturally roughed up, but it’s not like it unravels every time you wash or anything. I already washed them and they came out better!

  4. February 14, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Love how they turned out! They look great with the nude heel.

  5. February 16, 2017 / 10:48 am

    I love this look! I have such short legs, my jeans are always so long or bunched up at the bottom. I’m going to give this a try!!! 7fam is my favorite as well 🙂

    • February 19, 2017 / 5:47 pm

      Same!! I either need to get them hemmed or I cuff them a little, so this is a cool way to make them fit. 🙂

  6. February 16, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    I love DIY projects.

  7. February 19, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    this looks amazing! I have a pair of too long jeans will definitely consider chopping them off myself rather then paying a seamstress! Love the muted frayed look you opted for:)

    • February 19, 2017 / 5:49 pm

      Yeah! I’m on the shorter side so I often have that problem ha! Thank you :)!

  8. February 20, 2017 / 5:31 am

    Love the idea! Sometimes is hard for me to find Jeans with the right length and this would do the trick. Besides, it looks great! 🙂

  9. February 21, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    I recently just bought a pair of jeans like this, these look amazing.. you did such a great job! I am so glad I found you blog today, it is lovely.. well done you! x


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  11. March 10, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    Love this little tutorial I think I’ll try this out on a pair of my jeans next fall! Also thank you for liking my post on my blog! It was my first blog post ever and I didn’t expect anyone to find it so quickly let alone like it so thank you 😀

    • The Bellezza Corner
      April 22, 2017 / 10:19 pm

      Hey Melissa! That’s awesome, thank you!! I’m so happy to hear you liked my tutorial 🙂 Awesome fashion post on the trend, it’s my favorite jean look of the moment for sure!

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