DIY Fringed Hem Jeans

Monday, 27 February 2017

Up until very recently, you could never find me in anything other than skinny jeans during the winter. It's only been in the last few months that I've grown to love wide leg, flared and printed jeans that I would have had no idea how to style a year ago! 

These jeans were actually a hand-me-down from a family friend. When I got them, they were bootlegs that were much to long for me. They've been sitting in my wardrobe for a good 6 months until yesterday, when I decided to cut them up and DIY the heck out of them. This is the result! They turned out much better than expected and I'm absolutely in love with the look of the fringed hem- these will definitely be my go-to jeans this winter. 

What you need
Literally all you need for this DIY is an old pair of jeans and a seam ripper or unpicker.


1// Cut the jeans to your desired length. I chose to cut mine so that they were slightly cropped.
2// Use your seam ripper to unpick about 3 cm of stitches on the vertical seams on both sides of the legs. Remove all the threads from the seams.
3// Now to start fringing! You should see that there are a few threads starting to come loose from where you cut your jeans. Pull these out to start the fringing process.
4// Use your seam ripper to unpick the threads running horizontally. It's easiest if you turn your jeans inside out so you can see the threads more easily.

5// Continue pulling out all of the horizontal threads until the fringe is length that you would like.
6// Wash and dry your jeans as usual. And voila! You're done!

 Hope you enjoyed this little DIY! Much love x