How To Cut Up Jeans
Learn how to cut up jeans to make your own high fashion distressed style. When you cut up your own jeans you can create the design and style that you want instead of choosing a store bought pair. This means you can cut them up in the places that you want and not where the designers think they should be.
To cut up jeans, you will need:
- Razor blade
- Sand paper
- Files or wood rasps
- Mark the area. Put the jeans on to get an idea of where you want to cut the holes. Make a small mark with a washable marker or pencil. If you cut holes in the wrong areas you may have to throw the cut up jeans away instead of wearing them.
- Cutting the holes. To cut up jeans you can uses scissors, razor blades, or a knife. Each one will provide a different type of cut in the denim depending on the sharpness of the blade. Holes can be cut horizontal, vertical or even at an angle. But remember unless you sew the ends of where the holes are cut they will have a tendency to rip further.
- Rough the edges. Using the sand paper or other abrasive listed, rough up the edges of the cuts in the jeans to make them look old and frayed. Add a touch of bleach to lighten the denim or to distress the fabric.
- Worn spots and holes. Anything that is used to clean or grind can be used as an abrasive. Fire up the Dremel tool or the wire cleaning disc to create worn spots or small holes on your jeans. Each item you use will create a unique texture on the fabric or leave a design.