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Fashion DIY: How to turn an “Uh-oh” into a “YAASS”: Ripped Jeans Edition

Bad things always seem to happen to good people. Such is life. Bouncing back more fabulous than ever is the most important part of these life lessons!

When it comes to ripped jeans, they always seem to rip at the most inconvenient of times. If you are like me, that means right before you are ready to step out the door. Perfect. When purchasing a new pair is out of your budget and you’ve got a few moments to spare, embrace your series of unfortunate events and get to designing hunny! Here is how to turn your Uh-Oh into a YAASS!

What you will need:

  • Jeans
  • Scissors or Razor Blaze
  • Tweezers

Lets get started!

1) Locate the spot for your next “embellishment”.  

When it comes to distressed jeans, don’t stress.  The less calculated, the better. I mean, they didn’t rip on purpose in the first place – so just go for it!


— My rip came from me putting on a few pounds in the thigh region. It happens. I decided to add my distress to the front. 

2) Use scissor or a razor blade to cut two horizontal slits that measure the desired length of your new mark of distress.

In my opinion, medium length cuts look the most authentic.  When it is too small, it’s almost questionable and when it’s too big it can look a little sloppy. We never want to look sloppy.


— Once again, don’t over think it. It doesn’t have to be perfect. 

3) Take tweezers and pluck the vertical stitching. Leave the horizontal stitching for the distressed look.

Getting started takes the most time, but once you have a good flow you will be done in no time!


— Usually, the blue is vertical and the white is horizontal.


— Once you’ve finished, dust off the excess fabric. 


—  Voilà! (As you can see, I’ve added a few more distress marks to mine.)


4) Rock your newly embellished jeans like you know how! YAASS HUNNY!


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