DIY Distressed Denim Cut Offs for <£3 / Charley Lucy



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DIY Distressed Denim Cut Offs for <£3

That's right, here's how to make your very own pair of distressed denim cut offs for less that £3, bargain! This is a super-cheap and easy way to upcycle an old pair of jeans, or get a new look for less.

Now, some of you will probably already have an old pair of jeans lying about the house - then you're okay to sit back, relax and have a cup of tea, whilst the rest of us go out shopping. The absolute best  place to get cheap jeans is the charity shops. I purchased mine from a Sense store for just £3 but some of them you'll be able to snatch up for less. Remember to try them on whilst you're in store to make sure they're a good fit.

Next comes the the cutting. The best way to do this is measure the jeans with an existing pair of shorts you like the length of. Or, you can try them on and mark them with some chalk ready for the chop.

You can leave your jeans like that if you're happy with the way they look, but if you want to go for a more grungey style go grab a pair of scissors and some tweezers and get cutting. Make small horizontal cuts across your material and then with the tweezers begin to pict out the loose vertical blue threads, leaving the white horizontal ones (this becomes easier the more you do it I promise!).

To finish my dark-wash jeans I soaked them in bleach for around 30 minutes. Some of it took better than others, that's why I have the squiggly pattern, but I decided to keep it because it makes them unique. If you're unsure about bleaching then please get someone to help you, wear old clothes and do it away from any other fabrics.

Tada! Happy distressing, if you make some of your own post a picture below and I'll be sure to check it out!

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