Ready to embrace the season’s denim trend? Here is a DIY very simple to reproduce, to learn how to make a frayed hem without screwing up your jeans.
Jeans are one of the biggest essentials in our wardrobe . But when we start to accumulate them, it sometimes happens that we get tired of certain models. To give old jeans a second life, opt for the summer denim trend: the frayed hem . On the canvas, the hashtag #rawhem is a hit and hundreds of fashion enthusiasts share their look.
If some found their happiness in the store, others chose the economical option of DIY by making their frayed hem themselves on old jeans. A technique easy to master, provided you do it right. Here is a very simple little tutorial on how to make a frayed hem without screwing up your jeans.
Frayed Hem: What You Need
- 1 pair of scissors
- 1 seam ripper
- 1 tweezers
- 1 tape measure
How to make the frayed hem?
– Take your meter and start by measuring precisely the length at which you want to place the hem. Whatever you wish, don’t forget that the operation will further shorten the length of the jeans a little as well as the multiple machine washes that await it.
– Once you are fixed, use your pair of scissors to cut the fabric as straight as possible.
– Then use your tweezers to pull a few threads and give this frayed effect to your jeans.
– To flesh out the whole and complete the operation, take your seam ripper and extract as many wires as possible.
That’s it, it’s over, you can put on your jeans! Obviously, the technique is also valid for any other piece of the same style such as a dress, shorts or a denim skirt.
Note: if you want to give your jeans a bit more raw and vintage, gently rub your hems using a pumice stone normally used for the feet.