How To Cut Up Skinny Jeans
Knowing how to cut up skinny jeans allows you to change up your wardrobe on the cheap. You can pay hundreds of dollars for skinny jeans that already have cuts and slashes or you can simply take a pair of scissors and do it yourself. When you cut up your skinny jeans yourself, you end up with a truly personalized pair of pants.
- Lay the jeans on a flat surface. Make sure you place something durable, such as a piece of wood, into the leg of the jeans so that you do not cut through both sides.
- Use an X-acto knife or other straight blade to cut slashes into the jeans. You may cut a slash on the upper thigh, along the knee or down the calf. If you want a frayed look in the cut, wash the jeans before wearing again. You can stitch along the edge of the cut once washed so that the jeans do not continue to wear down each time you wash them.
- Poke through the jeans with an awl. Use an awl or other sharp pointy object to cut small holes into your jeans. Small holes look best near the jean's pockets or zipper.
- Use sand paper to wear down areas of the jeans. Take a piece of coarse grain sand paper and rub it against an area of the jeans. You can wear down the seat of the jeans, the knees or any part where you want a distressed look.
- Cut the belt loops. Further distress your skinny jeans by slicing the belt loops in half. Don't cut all the loops if you plan on actually wearing a belt with your jeans.