DIY Your Own Released Hem Jeans With This $2 Tool
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Distressed at its best!
Fashion trends come and go quicker than the time it takes to get in your car and drive to the mall, but there is one trend I’ve been seeing too much too ignore—released hem denim. And I have to say, I’m loving the look! I think it’s the perfect harmonious mix between neatly styled while still looking edgy.
I’ve been seeing this trend pop up on style blogs, retail mannequins, and on all of my friends. I refuse to let this trend pass me by, but I’m also not about to go out and buy a new pair of jeans.
As someone who is a decent sewer, I knew I could take on the job myself, but even if that’s not the case for you, you’re in luck! This DIY actually requires 0% sewing skills, though you may be ahead of the game if you have some sewing tools on hand. I grabbed the one tool that I’m 99.9% certain every sewer has—a trusty seam ripper.
If you’re unfamiliar with what a seam ripper is, it is a small tool with a sharp hook designed to (you guessed it) rip seams. If you don’t have one of these tools already, you can easily find one for a couple of bucks at any craft store or business that sells sewing supplies:
To achieve the released hem (also know as a distressed hem or raw hem) look, all you need to do is remove the seam that holds together the hem at the bottom of each pant leg.
Check out how to easily transform your jeans with a seam ripper in the tutorial below.
Fashion-forward without the price tag.
So cool and so simple, right?! I’m loving the casual released hem jean detailing, and I’m even happier that I didn’t have to spend a fortune to get it! This is a perfect project for those old, tired out jeans that are just waiting for a new life.
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