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:
- Tweezers or a seam ripper
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