Ready to revamp your closet? There’s no need to shell out a small fortune to update your denim!
Looking for ways to give life to your dull denim pants? What about those outdated jean jackets? Then grab a a pair of scissors, a few pairs of well-worn jeans, jackets or other old denim items, a few little bonus items and get ready to whip up some cool DIY denim for a fraction of what you’d pay off the rack.
11 Ways to DIY Your Denim
1. Raw Hem
This one of the easiest look to recreate. It involves simply hacking off the ends of your favorite pair of jeans to create those perfectly imperfect frayed ends. Just take a pair of scissors and cut away, then wash and dry them for the finished look. This works best on true denim (100% cotton is best—think Levi’s 501s rather than Forever 21 jeggings) and works well on everything from traditional jeans to denim jackets and dresses. (Idea via PasteMAgazine.com)
2. Patch it Up
Easy DIY denim idea: get a bunch of iron-on patches — you can find vintages ones at thrift shops or eBay — and apply them all over your jeans or jacket for a totally customized and super cool result. It’s a pretty clever solution to conceal holes or rips, but you can always go this route regardless of the condition your denim is in.
3. DIY Old Jeans Redesign with Lace
Love this! Click here for the tutorial.
4. DIY Bleach-Dipped Aztec Jeans
Perfect way to express your inner artist. Tutorial here.
5. Polka Dot Print Jeans
A subtle pop of color at the ankle adds an unexpected touch and just the right amount of funk. Read this for step-by-step instructions.
6. Fringed Distressed Jeans | DIY Your Denim
Fringe is in! Add a sophisticated yet cool look to old denim by adding fringe. Tutorial here.
7. Ripped Knee Jeans
Ripped jeans are not a new trend, but the subtle skinny rips across the knees of black jeans look so chic when paired, especially when paired with pumps. If you love to incorporate high-low fashion trends into your everyday ensembles, then this style is for you. For example, if you’re wearing a delicate top, try to offset it with a rugged pair of shoes or jacket. If you’re wearing a pair of outrageous heels, tone down the rest of the outfit. For the full tutorial, click here.
8. Geometric Print Jeans
Very #ontrend! Click here.
9. Monogram Denim Shirt | DIY Your Denim
Dress up an old shirt, make a gift or simply make a statement with a personalized monogram. How-to here.
10. Embellished Denim Jacket
Boring denim shirt? Put some sparkle on it! Here’s how.
11. DIY Scarf Denim Shirt
Brilliant idea! Click here for instructions.
No need to spend too much for an update of wardrobe with these DIY denim!
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