March 18, 2012
D I Y / Perfectly Ripped Denim
Spring is the season that my jeans, leggings and tees fear for their lives; for it is the season that the scissors come ou4-t to slash them in half and rip them apart. But my dear clothes shouldn't be afraid because with these small adjustments they'll be loved and worn even more.
Today it was the turn of my new pair of vintage Levi's to become the perfect 1990s mom jeans, a cheaper and more real alternative to the ripped denim pieces from Acne. I'm sure everyone is capable of making a couple of holes in fabric. Though denim doesn't always do exactly what you want it to do, so I documented this little trick to make holes in denim while at the same time keeping the beautiful white horizontal threads intact.
1. Put on the jeans and mark the places you want the holes to be with chalk or pen.
2. Cut horizontal slits on the spots of the holes.
3. Start pulling on the white horizontal threads. You can use a needle to loosen them up.
4. After removing some of the horizontal threads, the vertical blue threads can be pulled out.
5. Pick and pull out all the blue vertical threads.
6. Done! The holes will look more natural after your jeans had a wash.