16 awesome ways to add a special touch to your favorite old jeans

Before thinking about getting rid of that pair of jeans that still serve you and fit you well -and you just don’t know how to combine their style-, we have these options for you that will help you give a second life to those pants and They will help you awaken the creative girl inside you.

upcycle old jeans

Women love to create and renew garments that make us feel unique and stylish. So when we find fashion tips and “do it yourself”, the first thing we do is try those tips at the first opportunity. That’s why we want you to add your own label to your pants with these 15 ideas to renew your jeans. Have fun doing each of these projects!

1. Make a heart pattern on your jeans

woman in jeans decorated with hearts

Use a cardboard or cardboard cut out in the shape of hearts and paint with acrylic paint, preferably in a tone that contrasts with the blue of your jeans. Use a sponge instead of a brush to create a faded effect.

2. Cute patterns with flower lace and textile pen

White pants with flower decoration with lace and blue ink pen

Choose a lace of the design that you like the most, with the help of a textile pen , carefully draw on the pattern. If you couldn’t get a special pen for fabric, you can with a brush and undercut acrylic paint (1/3 water and 2/3 paint).

3. Disc in your back pockets

DIY Sequin Pocket Jeans

In clothing and fabric stores you can find this type of “mesh” where sequins of all the colors you imagine are already cooked. Choose your favorite and only sew on your back pockets to give them a new very bright and disco look.

4. Minimalist and geometric on your ankles

jeans with geometric ankle decoration

With the help of tape create shapes on your ankles, they should not be perfect, because the idea is that you see irregular figures. To paint you can use textile paint or in your case acrylic paint. The acrylic paint is very resistant on the denim but if you still do not trust too much, you can pass the iron (quickly and preferably not too hot) once the paint on the pants has dried.

5. Fun pom pom strips

jeans with fringe decorations and fabric spheres

These strips with pompoms are easily found in any haberdashery or fabric store. You can glue these fringes with silicone for fabric or better yet, if you can sew them by hand with thread of the same color.

6. Pants with nice pearls

how to make your own jeans with pearl decorations

Only sew with a thread the color of the pearls you choose or you can also use transparent thread. When finished, turn the pants over, and the area where you can see the seams of your pearls, cover them with another piece of denim and sew. This way you will take care that the pearls fall when you put the jeans in the washing machine.

7. Create drawing patterns on your jeans with foami

woman sitting in pants decorated with rabbit patterns

You will draw on your foami the figure that you like, in this case they are small rabbits, and with an exact or scissors you will cut only the outline of the figure. It does not matter if you do not cut it perfectly, since you will glue several layers of the same figure cutout until you get a relief of at least 2 cm.

Once this is done, you will stick the figure on a resistant board that you can use as a “seal”, and with which you can paint the pattern on your jeans with acrylics or textile paint.

8. Color with indelible down the tear in your jeans

ripped jeans with pink colors and sharpie down

Con un pedazo de lija rasga el área de tu pantalón que elijas para crear ese pequeño desgarre, luego con ayuda de un exacto llega a hasta las fibras de tu jeans para hacer un efecto de pantalón viejo. Después con un plumón indeleble de tu color favorito pinta esos desgarres y listo.

9. A cute lace hem

jeans decorated with lace at the ankles

At the hem of your favorite tube jeans, sew inside and outside a lace strip of at least 10 cm. It will look beautiful with flats or flat shoes for a casual look.

10. Applications with studs on your jeans

ripped jeans and gold studs on the sides

These fasteners are very easy to get at craft or haberdashery stores, you just bury them well inside your pants and with the help of tweezers you close under your estoperol. Create the cutest designs and let your creativity run wild with this idea.

11. A galaxy in your pants

First, with a spray bottle that has 3/4 water and 1/4 chlorine water, spray on the pants to gradually discolor the denim, then with sponges and acrylic paint, make spots of blue and purple. At the end with a thin brush paint small constellations with white paint and you will have some galaxy jeans.

12. A beach decoration on your jeans

jeans with textile paint and palm decoration

With aluminum foil underneath the denim, draw these pretty palms with the help of a bleach pencil. If you couldn’t get this pencil, you can make yours with 3/4 of the water, 3 tablespoons of cornstarch, and 6 tablespoons of bleach. You can empty this into an old school glue container and you will have your own bleach pencil.

13. Make old pants a nice maxi skirt

striped narnja jeans and maxi skirt

Just trim the legs of your pants, match the shot to create a denim miniskirt, then just sew with the fabric you like best, creating the length needed for your next favorite maxi skirt.

14. Paint an original rainbow in white pants

white pants decorated with colored rainbows

With the help of rubber bands or plastic straps to tie cables, divide your pants into sections from top to bottom. With these divisions you can guide yourself to paint with textile or acrylic paint lowered with water, the parts of your rainbow. Once finished you can iron your pants to seal the paint and your colorful jeans will be ready.

15. Tribal figures on your ankles

sharpie down tribal trim jeans

You can bleach the ankles of a pair of jeans in water and chlorine to discolor the part you want to decorate. Remember not to spend more than 3 minutes when you add the denim to the chlorine. Once the pants are dry, draw the tribal design that you like the most.

16. Stars and stripes on your jeans

jeans with american flag decoration

Make boyfriend jeans a comfortable capri with a special touch of stars and stripes. Just sew below the ankles and fold until you can show off the fabric you sewed. You can also use a scarf with a design that you like and would like to combine.


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