How to revamp those old jeans taking up too much wardrobe space, yet you can't bear to part with.I had a few pairs of old jeans that I don't really wear anymore and I decided to do a little DIY-ing with them.
So if you've got a few pairs of old jeans sitting in your wardrobe and you don't wear them, but you just cant part with them, here's a few things you can do with them. Hope you like it!! :)
|These are the old jeans, the denims are Only and the Khaki ones are Penneys.|
Boyfriend style distressed denim jeans:
For this DIY I used the lighter denim jeans on the right hand side of the first picture.
For this you'll need:
- old jeans
- fabric scissors
- light grain sandpaper/emery board/steal bristle brush
1. Try on the jeans, make sure they're a comfortable fit, I wanted mine to be a loose fit on the legs for the perfect boyfriend style jean. Roll up the legs of the jeans to the length you want them to be. At this stage if you want to keep the jeans rolled up you can put a few stitches in the seam to hold the folds in place when you get them how you like them.
|Chalk marking where to cut.|
7. Repeat this process everywhere you want to cut on the jeans, throw them in the washing machine and then they're ready to wear.
|This is how they should look when finished.|
|I paired them with brown wedges for a more summery look.|
Frayed denim shorts:For this DIY I used the Khaki coloured jeans as I wanted a different colour shorts because all mine are plain denim.
For this you'll need:
- Old jeans
- Sharp knife
- Wire brush/Sand paper
Make sure to align at the crotch and not the waistband because some jeans have a longer body than others.
|Cut down with the knife to pull the threads out more.|
|Brush along the edge with wire brush to fray it more.|
|They should look something like this.|
|How they look on.|
|With boots and top.|
I ended up not using the 3rd pair of jeans, and instead gave them to my mam, but there's plenty of other ways to recycle and restyle old jeans to make them new again.
If you've any ideas for another jeans DIY leave me a comment and I'll try to do them.
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