Distressed denims with a white boyfriend tee or distressed denims with a tank top, confused? Well, in our facet – distressed denims with ANYTHING! But, wearing ripped jeans is a fine art, really. One wrong tear and your much awaited day gets spoiled. The problem with buying already-distressed denim is that you don’t have much control over the rips themselves, so why not make your own? With your own rugged jeans, your preferences come just right in place from placement and size to scope of the tears. Do you like two gaping holes at the knees, a few tiny nicks, or a series of serious slashes down the leg, you can do it on your own. Yes, you read that right! Now with your own rugged jeans, you are all set to rock that party and let your hair down on a lazy Friday evening. That’s why we suggest a little DIY action. However if you do not want to make the effort to cut your jeans then you can checkout these rugged jeans on amazon and grab discounts through amazon offers on clothing.
We have summarised some easy steps as to how to make your own rugged jeans. Without much further-ado, let’s get into the blog (You can thank us later).
1. Choose Your Favourite Pair Of Jeans
The first and the foremost step is to pick your choice of jeans. For the greenhorns, we suggest to pick a pair of jeans, which you bought at a very cheap price. (Note: Even if you go wrong with the scissors, you should not repent) The risk takers can choose – tight or skinny, boyfriend style, black, white or blue, high-waist, or may be mid-rise jeans. Please note that dark washed jeans look too freshly dyed to be ripped, and might not look as realistic.So, if you want your jeans to look extra-worn, wash them a few times in hot water and a little bleach before you get started.
2. Supplies Needed To Rip
No big machines required. Yes, you do not need a plethora of supplies to rip your jeans but a few. Something sharp like a knife and scissors are a must. If you want to create holes, use scissors, a razor, or a sharp knife. To create a frayed look, use sandpaper, a grater or a pumice stone. As we said earlier, washing your jeans in hot water can work. To go smooth with the procedure, use a piece of cardboard or a small wooden block inside the jeans.
3. Mark Your Pretty Hole
Put your jeans on a flat surface and use a pen or chalk to mark exactly where you want your rips or distressed areas. You can also use a ruler to mark an exact length if you want. You can rip the knee areas, as most people like but according to your wish you can rip anywhere around the leg of the jeans or may be thighs. Don’t rip too high, or your underwear might show. You can also checkout the video for better understanding of the steps to cut the jeans.
4. Just Start It
Now when everything has fallen in place, you should start ripping your jeans. Lay the jeans flat and start rubbing your marked areas with your sandpaper and pumice stone. To make it look more realistic, use your scissors or knife to tug at the area you just weakened with the sandpaper. Pull at the white threads that stick out from the jeans to encourage this look. You can always make the ripped part look bigger. Aim for a tear no bigger than a half-inch or so.Avoid cutting the hole too much, as this will give a very clean, unnatural edge to the fabric.
Alternatively, you can also just cut a small hole and let it grow as you wear the jeans. It’ll look more natural this way.
5. You Are Ready To Go
Now, when everything has fallen into place, you are ready to rock the night and have a ball. You just need to watch it upside-down and give it a more cleaner look (though you can always go about without it too). You can also wash it before wearing and iron the jeans. Now choose the best style of top to pair it up with. With rugged jeans, a checked shirt might work or a body-con tank top and with legs or thighs rugged just go about with a tee and layers.
Do not forget to click those amazing selfies and carry that bling, wherever you go in your rugged jeans.