the details: sweater, denim (DIY’d the raw hem ), heels, cuff, sunglasses
Hello friends!! I have been wearing black on black nonstop lately and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I’ve had these jeans for awhile now (*ahem* 3 years) but had only worn them a small handful of time because styling black jeans stressed me the heck out for whatever reason. I had DIY’d the raw hem on another pair of my high rise jeans a week or so prior and I figured since I never wore them anyways, I’d DIY my black jeans. I had nothing to lose, right? Worse came to worse they’d end up back in my closet not work for another 6 months. Well, turns out my little DIY project was just the facelift my jeans needed and have been wearing them nonstop since.
Want to DIY the raw hem on a pair of jeans but don’t want to fuck it up? I got you, babe.
What you’ll need:
– A pair of jeans
– Scissors/X-Acto Knife
How to do it:
- Find the perfect length. If your jeans are already the perfect length, plan on cutting them right above the original pant hem. If your jeans are already a tad long, decide whether you want an ankle length or cropped and mark where you want to cut with a pen or marker. You can also cuff your pant up so the original bottom hem hits where you want to cut, giving you a template for cutting evenly.
- Start chopping. Using a flat surface and referencing the mark, fold, or original hem of your pants, take your scissors (or X-Acto knife) and cut the denim straight across. If you’re nervous you’re going to cut too much fabric off, simply cut little by little and try them on as you go.
- Start tweezing. Once you’ve cut your jeans to your desired length, take your tweezers and start pulling at the fabric to achieve the frayed look and have the little strings hanging down. At first, the hem line will look perfect with nubby strings hanging down but we’ll fix that!
- Throw your jeans in the wash. After running your denim through the laundry, the raw hem on your jeans will soften up and look like it was meant to be there. The awkward middle school days are over.
Told ya it was easy! Are you going to try to DIY your raw hem?
SHOP THE POST:
J.CREW FACTORY COTTON-WOOL TEDDIE SWEATER IN BLACK / J.CREW TOOTHPICK JEAN IN BLACK (NEW VERSION) / STEVE MADDEN CARRSON SANDAL IN BLACK SUEDE / J.CREW FACTORY GOLDEN CUFF BRACELET / RAY-BAN ORIGINAL AVIATOR IN GOLD (PRESCRIPTION)