March 18, 2012

D I Y / Perfectly Ripped Denim

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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.

63 comments:

annamaria said...

thanks for the tip!! I'm definitely going to try this next weekend :)

have a lovely week honey

Sarah Iracheni said...

That's amazing!

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Laura said...

I like. Nice alternative to all the beautiful ACNE denim things. But much more affordable ;-)

HeyDahye said...

Love it!!! Great shoes.

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Amalie S. D. said...

i'm so doing this, when i'm gonna diy some shorts!
thanks for another great diy!
xx

kira said...

cool
i love your hair))
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Viveca Ø. Johansen said...

That IS the perfect ripped denim. Lovely :)

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Jane said...

You are so good. great diy :)

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Raspberry and Rouge said...

Super cool! Ga ik ook eens doen :) XO

Just waiting for toast said...

These look so good, great tips! I'm going to give my old jeans a new lease of life! xo

Semicosmic said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing.

godiloveugly said...

How funny, this looks exactly like my guide/video! The best way to make ripped denim!!

http://godiloveugly.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/anton-du-har-revnet-dine-bukser/

Xx

EXECUTION STYLE said...

Those jeans look great!

CONFASHIONISTA said...

WAUW! Geweldige DIY! Ga zo door met je blog.

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CONFASHIONISTA said...

WAUW! Geweldige DIY! Ga zo door met je blog.

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jessica january said...

they look great! still so in love with those shoes.
january, x
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jessica january said...

they look great! still so in love with those shoes.
january, x
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Michele said...

Nice! Dit wil ik zo snel mogelijk gaan proberen! Waar kan ik zo'n broek kopen? Ik zie altijd alleen maar van die (overpriced) Levi's cutoffs hangen overal. Vind dit een heel mooi model, ook al zijn het mom jeans!

Helena said...

Thanks! I just did this with my black pants, and it actually turned out pretty cool too!

Jana said...

love your blog and your do it yourself's are the best! i'm definitely gonna try this!

Fashiable said...

Heel erg tof gedaan! Ik heb het ook wel eens geprobeerd, maar dat was echt helemaal mislukt haha

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Siv said...

OMG you are so inspiring!
How did you come up with that?
I'm so going to do that next week!
/Siv Maria
www.littledanishgirl.blogspot.com

ohwowlovely said...

amazing idea :)

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Anonymous said...

Distressing jeans, and denim in general, have been around for a while.
Just because the beloved Acne has come out with a few pieces recently, now you want to as well?

Dominika said...

truly beautiful!
<3

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Eline said...

geweldig gedaan!

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

At Anonymous:
Yes, ripped denim has been around longer than my mom. Every season there are brands that show some sort of ripped denim (Margiela, Balmain..) Acne is one of my favorite brands, they are always spot on about what's going on in society and this time. I felt I had to mention them in this post because I ended up wearing the heels from the same collection as their denim pieces and it just became very similar.

I didn't begin this DIY with the Acne jeans in mind. I am even a bit against machine-ripped jeans, you should rip your own jeans :) Though you might be right that Acne's collection perhaps influenced me to want them now.

OLEYA said...

love your rings. where can i find them?!

Greetings from Germany ;)

Sharon said...

It turned out pretty awesome!



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Friend in Fashion said...

Good job - they look great!

Luv,
Friend in Fashion
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x

minnja said...

So amazing!!!

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LOVE
Minnja

ravenamaru said...

Nobody looks good in mom jeans. how do you doit?

I have a new DIY on my page which looks like something sort of your style- check it ou.



www.ravenamaru.blogspot.com
new DIY!

▲Tyna said...

love it!

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Bonnie,Clyde and Marni..... said...

love it!!!!!!!!!!
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Jony said...

Perfect, thanks for sharing meis!!

xo Jony
SHOUT-OUT to you

All That Shines* said...

This is really cool, I've done this before and the results are really cool.
xoxo terry

All That Shines* said...

This is really cool, I've done this before and the results are really cool.
xoxo terry

María Tavera said...

Gorgeous post!
You can also read http://trendactually.blogspot.com.es/

Anonymous said...

babe, you look hard!!

Polly said...

Ah amazing, I'm definitely going to try this!
x
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bravegrrl said...

love all your diys grrl!

lady m. said...

I'm not a big fan of ripping jeans on purpose- I prefer, when they become this way naturally by being worn. But yours look as good as true oldies ;-)

jenaly enns said...

this is awesome. I want to try this!!!

http://jenalyenns.blogspot.ca/

Juanka said...

Great work! Such an inspo! Thanks!

Nathan Moy said...

so cool! i just finished my denim project from central saint martins year 1 and i did something similar to this technique but i did an hombre effect!

check it out if u're interested, it's on my blog:
http://style-niche.blogspot.com/2012/02/dust-bowl-denim.html

Malia said...

great.

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Johanne said...

Love this!

Chanel-Lily said...

You always post the most amazing DIY tutorials. Will definitely be trying this out!

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Isabelle Gloria said...

Thx for this simple but cool trick! xo,
Fashion, Art & Oddity by Isabelle Gloria

Rudy said...

Oh wow those are very beautiful .Your excitement is clearly justified! I want to tell youtrue religion shorts is my favorite and hope you can come in and see.

il était une fois... said...

um amazing!! you make it look so easy! X

Ashlie Ortega said...

1. I'm obsessed with your hair!!!!!
2. Addicted to your DIY's!!!
3. HOOKED!!
4. That's all!!!

Thank you,
Ashlie
Please check out my DIY's...
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Sabine said...

Thanks for the tip! I should try this myself! Hope it will come out as well as your does though!

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dnalbnire said...

Amazing tip! Thanks for sharing, I will definitely be using this technique for DIY rips!
The jeans look lovely on you! :)
x

Lini said...

Perfectly ripped! Never thought of tearing holes into a jeans so neatly and with so much thought put into it :) Thanks for sharing! x

http://ascentofrosewood.blogspot.de/

Anonymous said...

this is awesome! so awesome and saavy~I'm going to share this on my blog <3 You're brilliant!!

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BunnyFuFu said...

oh this is just perfect!!!


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Lolita in the Mix said...

Thnx for the post! Def gonna try this!

Xoxo

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Emmy said...

what cut of jeans are they? i tried to make out the label it looked like 505s but I'm not sure and they exactly the cut i've been looking for!!!


<3

Laura Kleinhans said...

Wow super nice DIY :)
en een super leuke style, heel eigen!

x Laura

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