The emphasis is on frayed of course, not on jeans. 🙂 Anyway, I’ve started organizing my closet the other day (I’m quite maniac but more about that later) and realized I have more jeans than I actually need. So I started selecting them and then I stumbled upon these BDG ones which are really nice but well… bit boring.
My mind started working right away what should I do with them. Should I sell or put them back and will see? After this bit hesitation I put them away with the intention I’m gonna decide later. And then, while I was browsing the endless inspiration source (aka internet), I found these Acne Studios boy jeans:
The fact how much I adore the Swedish brand shouldn’t surprise anyone at this point as I have more items from them and usually I’m longing for more but my bank account always says no. Dammit bank account. However, this time was totally different. It was like a divine will as my jeans more or less look like these without the frays but that’s the most minor problem. Because I can do this for myself.
Oh wait, I would do it but where are the tools to do so? Let me please show our conversation with my husband to you:
- Me: Honey, do you know where is our blade knife?
- Hubby: I have no idea, you’re putting away everything.
- Me: I remember we brought it with us when we moved here, didn’t we?
- Hubby: I cannot remember.
- Me: Yeah, I know, you don’t remember anything.
- Hubby: That’s not true, I remember a lot of things.
- Me: Yeah (rolling eyes), then I’m gonna try finding it again.
10 minutes later.
- Me: I couldn’t find it and have no idea where is it. But at least I’ve found the fluff remover (what we’ve been looking for months).
- Hubby: LOL
But back to the DIY. It wasn’t the first occasion I got scissors or blades or cheese grater in my hands to alternate something and most of the times I’m happy with the result. So I’m now. They look cooler than ever and I didn’t have to pay a quid.
What you need. Ok, you don’t need the cat…
If you’re interested all you need is 20 minutes (a bit more if you don’t know where is your stuff :)), a blade (or blade knife), a cheese greater and something (chopping board, thick card board…) you can put under the material (to not slash what you do not mean to). Actually I used the blade most of the time to slash the fabric here and there and after this the grater too to give bigger impact. In the end a washing cycle is a must to finish the result. Easy breezy.
It should look something like this and I wasn’t gentle.
What I love the most is that now these jeans have some fray effect but it’s not too much. Just a bit here and there. Oh, and one more thing. Learning from my previous experience I have to say this fraying for yourself thing works best with denim made from 100% cotton.
With one of my favorite ankle boots from Acne Studios. What else? 🙂
What do you think? Do you like the result?