+ DIY very torn jeans +

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I have always loved worn and torn jeans, I owned a pair in high school and I’ve made a few since but one trend I have yet to try was the very exaggerated torn holes in the jeans. Oh and how I love them so. They are quite the head turner because it may be odd, but I would like to think it is because its new and different. It can be such a pretty pair with a very feminine top and metallic high heels or quite the opposite with a graphic tee and sneakers. Here is where I feel in love with this trend (HERE). If you want a less torn look, check out this tutorial here.

coat/sweater/pants: forever 21   shoes: sevens

1. try on pants, mark the center of the knee on the pants. Cut out an eye shape around that mark, then cut 1.5″-2″ downward, either center or a little off center, from the center of the eye shaped cut out. Cut on upward as well if you want it even more exaggerated (which is what I did).
2. Start tearing and fraying.
3. Wet ALL the edges and corners of the opening and you’ve cut open and curl the sliced down and upward pieces outwards into and pin. Then throw in the dryer for 10 minutes. This will help fraying and making the hole look more natural with the curl.



  1. Roxanne says:

    Adorable! And with the two cuties? Triple adorable! I think, though, that only cute, youngsters (like YOU) look fabulous in them. The rest of us? Yech. xo

  2. so easy, so cool! I love your sandals.


  3. i wore my levis long enough that they finally tore in the knees, but now i have a pretty big hole in the bum! longer tunics necessary:)


  4. Great tutorial! but I really reeaaallyyyy like your coat. love it so pretty! :)

  5. does it worn if you do it vertically instead of horizontally? i accidentally tore mine today, and i want to make them look intentional.

  6. also, would you recommend bleaching the area you are going to cut when you have dark jeans to make them look more frayed? would that look good some where besides the knee, say your thigh?

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