How To: Distress a pair of jeans with household materials

Distress a pair of jeans with household materials

Missa shows how to 'Distress Jeans' in this video. She lays a pair of jeans to be distressed on a table. Next, the creases near the top, which are formed by bending the leg portion of the jean, are marked with a white pencil or chalk. A hard rock is then placed inside the jean, near the knee area. That portion of the jean is graded using sand paper to make holes. The pocket areas are graded next, using a nail file. A pair of scissors is scraped along the edges of the pockets to make cuts. (Alternatively, a razor or blade can also be used to create the same look.) The scissors are then placed vertically on the pocket area. Small snips are made along the edges, taking care that deep cuts are not done. The edges are then further frayed, using the nail file again. Smaller pocket edges, if any, can also be distressed. The waist and zipper lines are then distressed, scraping with the nail file. The same procedure is followed at the bottom edges of the jean. Next, a bowl containing ½ cup each of bleach and water is taken. A paint brush is dipped in this mixture and touched upon around the holes and other areas, where the effect is required. The bleached look can be given along the bottom edges and seam areas too. A few strokes, using the bleach water, are done along the top area, where the white lines were initially made. The sand paper can be run again along the holes, after bleaching. Similarly, the back side of the jean is distressed along the back pockets and waist areas, after bleaching. The jean should be washed before use. You are now ready to flaunt this cool look!

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