New Wrangler Jeans with holes, tears, rips, and frays? What was once something to repair is now how a lot of brand new jeans come. But there are easier ways of getting jeans that look old and beat up. The easiest way is to just wear your jeans for a very long time until they become beat up and old. But who has that kind of time? Not me. There are many different types of distressing that can happen to jeans. And I've got some great methods on how to distress your current jeans to give them the look you desire.
To start, if you are looking for frayed edges, just start by cutting off the bottom hems. Or you can cut them off just above the knee and turn them into some jean shorts for summer. To make holes and small worn out patches, all you need is something rough to rub on the fabric. Sand paper, Cheese Grater or even a large rock will do the trick! Make sure you have a flat surface that is ok to cause slight damage to. Pick a place on the jeans to start, around the pockets is a good place to start that won't turn into a massive hole after some wear. Start rubbing your sand paper and really work the fabric until you made it thin and almost see thru. Work a little way out from around the circle making it fade back into the normal looking fabric. Take some water (adding some bleach to the water will give it a little more distressed look if you so desire) and get it wet and pick at the threads to get a slight fraying effect. And there you have your first hole!
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