Who needs a boyfriend when you can wear boyfriend jeans?! Really though, these distressed denim pants are so trendy at the moment and can truly transform an outfit. Versatile and comfortable, boyfriend jeans can give a simple look an edgy twist. Not to mention they’re super easy to make yourself! Realizing this, I geared up with a pair of scissors and decided to convert some old jeans from drab to fab (that was cheesy but I couldn’t resist) in a matter of minutes. Here you will find how to create your very own boyfriend jeans… Enjoy!
What you will need:
In order to complete this super simple DIY you will only need a few items that can be found around the house!
- Jeans (pretty obvious)- I thrifted mine from my local Goodwill for just $5, as this was my first time distressing, the thrift store was a great resource for finding inexpensive pieces to DIY.
- Scissors- fabric scissors would be easiest if you have them however office scissors work just fine.
- A pencil (or really any writing utensil of your choice!)
Now that you have your materials, follow these easy steps and you will have yourself a pair of trendy, statement jeans!
- Step 1: First, try on your jeans and use a pencil to mark exactly how wide and long you would like your distressed areas to be.
- Step 2: Next, use your scissors to cut horizontal lines about a half inch to an inch and a half apart, depending on how large you would like your holes to be.
- Hint: Make sure you are only cutting through ONE layer of the pants!
- Step 3: After that, use your tweezers to pull out the individual fraying strands of denim you have created. This will gradually begin to reveal white, distressed areas.
- This step can be quite tedious, but stick to it, you will be happily surprised with the outcome!
- Step 4: Continue with the previous step until you reach your desired amount of fraying.
- Hint: if you are looking for a less geometrical shape in your hole, make the lines you cut in “Step 2” unevenly sized to avoid a boxy look.
- Throwing your jeans in the wash immediately after distressing will also create a more frayed, edgy style.
After following these steps, not only will you have your very own boyfriend jeans, but the pride to say you made them yourself!
Here are my finished pants! In addition to rolling the bottoms, I decided to create three holes, one on the thigh, knee and lower shin. I just love pairing my boyfriend jeans with my white Birkenstocks (they’re so ugly they’re cute!) for an extra fun and edgy look. I am so happy with how my jeans came out and would definitely recommend trying this DIY to spice up some old denim! If you do try it out or have any other DIYs you would like me to cover, leave a comment down below!
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Have a wonderful week!