How to make Jeans look Ripped

This article is about the DIY of how you can turn your old boring jeans into new distressed jeans just by few simple tricks and techniques. The whole distressed look totally depends on the quality of the jeans. Also be patience because this process does take little much of time. So, let’s begin.

First DIY to make Ripped Jeans

What you will need:

  1. A jean
  2. A scissor
  3. A tweezer, if you don’t have this you can buy one from any medical store, it is pretty cheap.

Item Required to making Ripped Jeans


  1. Wear your jeans and mop all the spots where you want to de-stress it.
  2. Start with upper spot, now it’s time to make slits be very careful and cut out the first layer.
  3. Always work in smaller cuts because it’s easier. You can slit according your choice.
  4. Now start right from the opening, you don’t have to do much of the opening, just take your tweezer and start pulling out random threads. You really don’t have to much, as you don’t want a clean-cut look.
  5. Now its time to work on the main patches, take your tweezer and start pulling out vertical threads, you might struggle at first but as soon as you remove some all the thread will become loose and the process will become easier.
  6. So, keep on removing vertical threads, it will take only two to three minutes.
  7. Now you have to repeat the same process other patches as well.
  8. When your patches are done, its time to tease the end as well just pull-out random threads as we did for the opening cut.
  9. Now your ripped jean is ready for the use.

Second DIY to make Ripped Jeans

You will need:

  1. Chalk
  2. Scissors
  3. Sandpaper
  4. Tweezers
  5. Denim Jean

You will need something denim jacket, jeans, shorts whatever you like so that you can start cutting some wholes into it, some scissors preferably fabric scissors because they will be so much easier to cut the denim with rather than regular paper scissors, some tweezers to pull out all the tiny threads these look really surgical but they are actually just from sewing machine and something to draw all the lines on the fabric.

  1. Tore the jean where you want the ripped look.
  2. Pull some of the white threads out, you actually need to cut the hole a lot bigger.
  3. You can use tailors chalk so that you can easily see all the lines you will draw and now you have to draw about a centimeter and a half apart to close.
  4. Try to draw the horizontal line as possible as well.
  5. Take your scissor and try to cut a tiny little slit on all of the lines and you want to try and stay as horizontal as possible to the jeans when doing this because otherwise you will cut white threads and this what you don’t want.
  6. Just hold the fabric back at and again staying as horizontal as possible cut along the entire length of the line drawn by you.
  7. Then using the tweezers, you have to pull put all the little blue vertical running threads, it’s easier to start by pulling out some of the white threads first.
  8. It’s very hard to start with but it does get easier as you go along.
  9. Easiest way is to hold the fabric taut and pull the threads out like from the slide it just made everything so much easier.

Third DIY to make ripped jeans:

What you will need:

  1. A pair of old jeans
  2. Fabric Chalk
  3. Pen or pencil
  4. Good scissors
  5. Sharper tweezers

Steps for making ripped jeans:

  1. You want to lay out the jeans and just mark all the spaces where you want your cut to be.
  2. For marking you can use sidewalk chalk pen, pencil marker or anything that just washes off basically.
  3. Next thing you are going to do is to take your scissors and cut the marks that you made on your pants and make sure to only cut one layer of your pants because you don’t want to accidentally cut through the entire thing.
  4. Be especially careful if you make a mark over your pocket just because you want to make sure you are just getting that first layer of jeans and not cutting the actual pocket that way you know see stuff laying in your pocket, it’s not going to fall through a hole.
  5. We are going to flip them inside out and this is going to be the part of the project where we start to actually distress the jeans.
  6. You are going to take your tweezers and you are going to pull all of the white threads. Just pull all of the loose white thread.
  7. Once you get the ones that you cut through it will start pulling the white threads are still attached which will give your jeans that this dress looks.
  8. After a few strings you are going to want to trim the blue threads. Just because if you try to keep pulling the white one through the longer the blue threads will get and the more difficult it will actually pull them through.
  9. They will start to get caught in tangle and it just turns into a really big mess, so it is just easiest just to trim the threads as you go.
  10. Just go ahead and flip it right side and get a little sneak peek of what’s outside to look like and then finally this is one of the most important steps, you are going to wash and dry your jeans just because it is going to help the threads you pull just kind of look more frayed.
  11. After washing them it looks a lot better, wireless and natural kind of ripped and distressed look.

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