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DIY Distressed Denim
Have an old pair of jeans that you want to add some character to? This is a simple tutorial on how distress them by adding knee rips to make them current again.

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  • How to rip a pair of ripped jeans. Diy Distressed Denim - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take an old pair of jeans and mark where you want the rips to be using a fabric pencil or fabric chalk. I wanted mine directly covering my knees so I drew a line above and below my knees.

  • How to rip a pair of ripped jeans. Diy Distressed Denim - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut along your marks from one seam to the other.

  • How to rip a pair of ripped jeans. Diy Distressed Denim - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next, take the tweezers and pull each vertical thread, one by one. This part can be kind of tedious, but I always put on a good movie and have a glass of wine and I don't mind it at all!

  • How to rip a pair of ripped jeans. Diy Distressed Denim - Step 4
    Step 4

    This is what the rips will look like after pulling out all of the vertical threads. After that, just wash them and dry them then you're done!

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