Thursday, June 30, 2011

167: tutorial - slashed jeans

Recently, we asked our fans on our facebook page to tell us what tutorials they wanted to see next! So we were asked for a torn up skinny jeans look. I'm assuming you guys meant a balmain-esque slashed up look... Really, it's easy to destroy jeans, so I'm keeping this pretty simple! Here we go!


grab your denims, a pair of scissors & some measuring tape if you're precise like that.


presuming you're slashing the front panels of your jeans, fold your jeans with the side seams meeting


I've decided that for this pair of jeans, I'll be slashing them in equal increments along the front from thigh to ankle. So with that style, decide your ho-factor & slash them not-too-high. I figure starting just below the pocket is safe for undies not to show.


It's up to you where you want to slash... but I've gone with 2 inch increments.


When you're done cutting, you'll notice that your jeans are super clean-cut looking. Typically if you're going for a destroyed look, you want them to look more like they were "naturally" worn down....


If you throw your jeans in for a wash & dry cycle, the fibres should loosen up a bit & show a bit more "wear" to them.


Voila!

MORE TIPS:
- With more regular wear and more washes & dries, the slashes should wear themselves in some more. The slashes at the knees will always tend to rip further when you move around in them.
- The look of the slashes on these jeans are a bit "clean" because the denim has a bit of spandex in them. You'll notice that with a greater cotton content, the denim will have a better shredded look.
- If you want more a more intensely worn down look, (like on the shorts on the left)

you can make the slashes closer & pull out all the fibres between the slashes.

It's pretty simple in general, but let me know if you have any questions or need any further tips!

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6 comments:

  1. I love destroying my own jeans! It's so easy to do, and yet people pay so much money for a pair.

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  2. love the blog. I think it would be great if you could do a tutorial on how to make tiered lace shorts and how to make a romper with inside pockets.

    http://mickeyim.blogspot.com/

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  3. Really neat idea. I personally hate any holes in my jeans, but maybe someday I'll like them.

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  4. Sweet tutorial! I am also in love with that sheer shirt you're sporting. Where is it from?

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  5. love the blog. I think it would be great if you could do a tutorial on how to make tiered lace shorts and how to make a romper with inside pockets.

    http://mickeyim.blogspot.com/

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  6. love the idea and its simple to do :)

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