How to Make Ripped Jeans for Women in a Quick Way – ScissorTwists

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Ripped Jeans Image Source: Google


We all love ripped jeans but have you ever think how to make it? If you know the history of ripped jeans I’m sure you’ll be surprised. Have you heard that ripped jeans started out as a result of over wear and working? But by the 80s, when fashion becomes a trend and it got a lot more attention from the young generation. Results were this remain consistent fashion since the 80s. With the high demand ripped jeans has become too expensive. Do you know that you can do the same at home? Yeah, it’s possible and it will only take few minutes. So why would you waste a ton of money on those when you can exactly do the same at home.  Okay then, let’s get started. There are many methods that you can use. Time is the easier way to make these kinds of fashions but it takes more time than we expected. But using different objects you can make it and recreate its look.

You’ll need:

  • A pair of old or new jeans
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers /sandpaper/ razor (your choice)
  • Marker


How to Make Ripped Jeans with TWEEZERS 

Mark lines where you want to distress. You can draw any length you want.  Now cut out the lines you just drew. Always make small cuts. Because it’s easier to pull out treads.

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Making Ripped Jeans with Tweezers

For this method, you are basically removing all the blue treads and keeping all the white. Using a tweezer pull out all the blue threads. This is bit hard first but, it does get easier as you go along. Tips: use pointy tweezers they are really easy to pull out treads rather than big one. Repeat the same process.

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Using a tweezer pull out all the blue threads and keep all the white treads

Ripped Jeans with SANDPAPER

All you have to do is rub sandpaper against your jeans. As you can see in the picture your jeans begin to distress. It is important to use different size of paper for different sizes. For example, if you don’t want too much distress on your jeans use small sandpaper. Using this method you can easily make these jeans but you have to careful because if it becomes too much distress than you need you can’t go back.

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Ripped Jeans using Sand Paper
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Sandpaper Ripped Jeans

Ripped Jeans with RAZOR

Please be careful if you are using this method. using a razor to make ripped jeans is dangerous but still, people use it because it gives different look than other methods.  Grab the razor on the place where you need to distress.  Repeat the process until you get what in your mind. This method will take little bit longer time than other methods.

Each of the methods is super easy to do but it does take some time and can get bit messy. So make sure you take enough time to finish it. Also, each of this method will give different look so that you can select one method to make ripped jeans otherwise your jeans become more of a messy look.  This is how it ends up with the bunch of cutting and tweezing.  I really hope this article helped you. Check my personal DIV blog for more DIY projects.

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Chamodi Weerasekara

There are so many things you can fall in love with when it comes to sewing –like gorgeous fabrics, unique designs, fantasizing the next dress you are going to make, and that awesome feeling when you create something just by yourself. Sewing is my big fashion. I love sharing my sewing knowledge and inspire all the women out there.

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