I have seen frayed denim just about everywhere lately. It adds a fun flare to any relatively basic jeans. I’ve been digging this look for months now and finally decided to give it a try on my own. Throughout this process I learned just how easy fraying denim is. So don’t go buy those ridiculously priced frayed jeans, make your own!
For this you will need an old pair of jeans, some scissors, an old pair of tweezers, and some sand paper. You will also need about an hour of time, unfortunately this is a fairly time-consuming process.
Step 1: Start off by cutting the original hem off of your denim. I went right in and cut them, but you can draw a precise line to follow for a more accurate cut.
Step 2: Start by drawing a small line an inch or so above the original cut, essentially where you want the fraying to end. Now for the actual fraying, you will pull the white horizontal strings out of the denim, like shown in the pictures above. Continue you this until you reach the drawn line, or where you want the fraying to end.
Step 3: Once you are done, cut the extra white strings off and distress the edges with some sand paper. Washing and drying your denim will also add to the distressed effect.