Wednesday, August 5, 2015

DIY Ripped Jeans.

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Okay, so everyone needs to learn how to make a pair of ripped jeans, because it is actually the easiest thing ever, and NO, you do not need to have graduated from fashion design school...

I have been obsessed with skinny black jeans lately, and have been looking for a pair everywhere that wasn't going to cost me an arm and a leg. I mean, I'd just rather spend my money on a pair of fabulous shoes as opposed to jeans that I'm only going to wear for another few months over summer/fall. So I decided to get a pair of black skinnies from Forever 21 and rip them myself. They have super comfy and stretchy jeans!

I'm going to walk you through three extremely simple steps of creating these ripped jeans. 



STEP ONE:



Get a white piece of chalk or pencil and mark your rips. Make sure you are wearing the jeans when marking them. Decide exactly where you want the rips and then draw the lines across. I wanted two simple, straight across cuts on either knee. 


STEP TWO:



Take the jeans off and lay them on a flat surface. Take your fabric scissors and make little slits in the middle of your lines. To do this, pinch the jeans together and then cut. Make sure you aren't grabbing the back of the jeans...lol! 


STEP THREE:



Start cutting. Don't focus too much on perfection. Ripped jeans are never perfected. You almost want that jagged, messed up look. Once you've cut your line, tug on your rips a little bit vertically, to loosen them up. 

Fray them a bit with your hands. Many people also use cheese graters to rough up the edges. It works equally as fine using your hands. Pull on some strings, and roughen up those clean lines. 





STEP FOUR:

Try on your jeans and make sure the ripped lines are exactly how you want them. If they are too small, all you need to do is grab them with your hands and give them a couple more tugs, vertically. This will loosen up the rips to show more knee. 





That's it, friends!! I know, so simple right?! Forget about spending hundreds on a pair of ripped jeans. These costed me $10.95 and about 15 minutes of my time. 

Hope you guys will try this out! Let me know how this works out for you, and if you have any other tips on DIY ripped jeans. 

Ps. I didn't really do a formal blog post on the launch of The Chic Confidential, but I just wanted to say how absolutely amazed I am with all of the love and support that everyone has shown me! I couldn't have done this without you guys. I felt that KimberleyMarquis.com needed a bit of a revamp, and The Chic Confidential just kinda spoke to me. Many of you have asked me how I came about 'The Chic Confidential'. The answer to that is I am the Chic Confidential. I believe I'm pretty darn chic and I'm letting you guys into my confidential world. So there ya have it! 



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2 comments:

Stephanie said...

Great diy!! :)

Kimberley Marquis said...

Thank you so much! Stephanie!! xo

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