When I saw the 3X1 cropped fringed jeans about on the street I was loving them.
You too ? Well for a mere $430 – you can buy them
. but I am a sustainable fashion kind of girl and if there is a way to use what i have got I will so I thought surely it is not that hard. I have done some cool DIY denim things in the past.
Doesn’t require photos because I did it in about 10 mins flat.
GET AN OLD PAIR OF UNLOVED JEANS
I got a pair of old APC slim leg jeans that I never wear.
DECIDE WHAT LENGTH YOU WANT THEM TO BE (incl Fringing)
I then cut them with scissors to crop length then cut 1cm(approx) fringes
CUT THE LENGTH & VERTICAL STRIPS
Cut the length then make vertical cuts to the length you want the fringes to be – I did mine about 1cm width (approx) you can use a ruler if you are really exact.. I am not with DIY.
(if you want – sew around the top of them to avoid them going shorter – I didn’t .. I wanted fast DIY)
CHUCK IN WASHING MACHINE
Chucked in the washing machine and bingo …
Repeat process again for thinner fringes … see below
Let me know if you have a go — so easy peasy !
AFTER 1st TIME
After 2nd Time – cut into the strips and chucked in washing machine
Worn with @RadicalYes toe tappers available here
Let me know how you go.
I often DIY fray and cut up jeans that are not getting any love or ones I find in Opshops while thrifting.
Some other projects – again basic … cut with scissors, chuck in washing machine … nothing tricky.
2015 – DIY frayed and customised maxi skirt inspired by Chloé seen here – got a thrifted one – cut out the panel in middle to make split and cut the hems to fray it and bingo
2015 – Cropped jeans seen on the street – worn heaps.