Without a doubt, Street Style is one of the trends that is giving the most talk, especially in summer! Because we are not going to fool ourselves, a pair of ripped jeans in good weather is a very comfortable garment. If you have some favorite pants, but they are outdated, they have a stain that won't go away or you simply want to renew them, we will give you the steps on how to customize your jeans and get a totally personalized garment. Let's start!
Step 1: Be clear about what you want to do
Before you pick up the scissors, make a sketch on a piece of paper of how you want your pants to be, since once you cut, you won't be able to go back. Thanks to a good organization you will get the worn finish that you had in mind from the beginning.
Once you have the sketch, help yourself with some chalk and transfer it to the pants. Although the handmade is totally personalized and you can customize it however you want, we leave you with a couple of tricks before cutting:
- The most common areas to cut jeans are the knees and thighs.
- The bottoms are a very creative area, you can make them anklets, with fringes, diagonally,...
Our advice is to put on your jeans and draw exactly in the areas where you want the rips to go, the wear or how you are going to do the bottoms.
Step 2: The Tools
Next, have the following tools on hand to achieve a professional fade:
- Pumice stone or sandpaper : advance the life of your jeans, that is, thanks to this process you will be able to age the jeans.
- Shavings or steel wool : accentuates the previous effect. If you want to spend much more, repeat the process until only very fine threads remain.
- Sewing Scissors : cuts rips on the knees or thighs. You can also use a utility knife to make different rips and styles.
- Wooden plank : use it when you are breaking it to get different effects.
Step 3: Let the Destruction Begin!
Put the pants on the table, take the pumice stone and start rubbing the parts that you have drawn. Then take the steel wool until it starts to get weak and wash them several times with hot water so that the color wears off.
Once you have the effect you want on your jeans, use the scissors to rip the areas where you had drawn. Lastly, if you don't want a big tear or you don't want the skin to show, pull the threads out until you see the white threads below the surface.
Do you dare to customize your jeans? We want to see how they turned out for you!