How to distress your jeans

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Hey everyone!!

So you've probably noticed the come back that distressed denim. Many designers have created beautiful numbers featuring tattered jeans in all different shapes and sizes. But like pretty much everything designer, it also comes with a heavy price tag. And anyway, why pay a fortune for something that already looks old when you can simply DIY the look yourself? So in this post I am going to show you a few easy ways on how to distress your denim 

What you need: An old pair of jeans (duh)


First and foremost, mark on your jeans where you want distressing so it will make it easier to see where you want it.
how to distess jeans razor Rock and Roll Style: How to Distress Jeans
1) Using a razor
Grab hold of an old razor and slice where ever you want, razors are great at lighly shredding your jeans.

2) Using sandpaper/pumice stone
how to distess jeans sandpaper Rock and Roll Style: How to Distress JeansThis is pretty self explanatory, get yourself sandpaper or a pumice stone and just rub it and wear away where ever you want distressing, this will create a worn out effect.

3) Using a cheese grater
how to distess jeans cheese grater Rock and Roll Style: How to Distress JeansYes, it may seem a bit bizzar to use a kitchen supply, but using a cheese grater is going to distress your jeans just enough to make them look shop brought, just figure out where to distress them and rub, however, be careful using this as it is pretty sharp.

4) Using scissors and tweezers
how to distess jeans tweezers Rock and Roll Style: How to Distress JeansAll you have to do is shear and pluck away! This method is good for distressed detail. With cutting and tweezing, you have the most control. It makes everything precise so take your time. 

I hope you enjoyed a few of the ways of how to distress your denim!



  1. Never thought of a razor! So going to try this out! Cheers! X

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