Hi everyone! It’s Jenni from I Spy DIY. I’m back with the third part of my series of DIY projects all around denim this Back to School season. This project is super distressed denim, which I did with a pair of shorts but you can do with your favorite denim as well.
Photo credit: Jessica Kaminski.
What you need:
Boyfriend Jean Shorts
What to do:
Step One: First, slice the front of your shorts in horizontal parallel lines.
Step Two: Rub your sandpaper over the cuts to loosen the threads.
Step Three: Pull out the individual blue vertical threads with your tweezer to reveal the white threads. The first one can be difficult, but once you start, it’s super easy!
Step Four: Next, lightly make a bunch of cuts in one area.
Step Five: Rub with sandpaper to get a worn-in look.
Step Six: Finally, cut off the bottom hem and pull strings to loosen.
Step Seven: Wash your jeans to make them look more distressed. The more you wash, the better they look!
Get Jenni’s look:
Boyfriend Denim Shorts
Cotton Blazer (similar)
Splatter Striped T-Shirt (similar)
Have you made an awesome DIY project with your favorite American Eagle Outfitters piece? Show us with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram for the chance to see your project on our AE.com Style Gallery or our blog! Be sure to tag @ispydiy so I see your project, too!