How To Tear Jeans

To keep up with the trends but not pay department store price you may want to learn how to tear jeans. By tearing your own jeans you also have an advantage over purchasing a store bought pair. When you tear your own jeans you can make the holes exactly where you want the and make them as big or as small as you want them.

To tear jeans, you will need:

  • Rocks or stones
  • Sand paper
  • Cheese grater
  • Wood rasps
  • Files
  • Scissors
  • Knife
  1. Make a plan. Before you tear a single whole in the jeans, put them on and devise a plan. Using a pencil or washable marker put a dot or light line where you want the tear to be. Nothing would be worse than tearing your jeans in an area that looks good while lying flat of the table but horrible when you put them on.
  2. The Cut. You can use a knife or scissors to cut a hole in your jeans. Or you can use them to poke a hole to give you a good start on tearing a hole in them. If you want a precise tear then cut the hole and follow the next step to make it look torn.
  3. Rough it up. Using any of the abrasives listed or even one not listed rough up the edges of the tear made by the scissors or knife. The sand paper works great and is the most easy to use especially if you have never torn jeans before.
  4. Wear it out. You can also tear holes in jeans by continuously rubbing something on them until it begins wearing through the denim. Wood rasps, files, and cheese graters each make unique designs and textures in the jeans. Rocks like sand stone are very abrasive and can easily wear a hole in jeans when rubbed back and forth. 
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