Denim DIY: High-Low Frayed Hem

I wouldn’t classify myself as the “crafty” type, but even those of us that can’t cut in a straight line can get in touch with our creative bone with this high-low frayed hem DIY. Inspired by popular styles from Rag & Bone and J Brand, you can recreate this hip trend in less than 30 minutes and under $20.

Materials Needed:

  • Jeans
  • Fabric Scissors (sharp all-purpose scissors will work too)
  • Seam Ripper
  • Ruler
  • Pen
  1. Head to your local Goodwill and find a pair of straight leg or skinny jeans. (I sized up because I wanted a more relaxed fit.)
  2. Cut off the bottom hem of each leg, right above the stitching.
  3. Try the jeans on and measure how high you want the front hem of the jeans. I chose 2 inches. (Feel free to cut off more or less depending on original length and personal preference.)
  4. Take off the jeans and turn them inside out. Measure up from the hem and make a couple of dashes.
  5. Use the seam ripper to remove the side seams up to marked lines. (If you don’t have a seam ripper, you can use scissor for this.)
  6. Using your dashes as a guide, cut across the front hem.
  7. Pull a few of the white threads on the front and back hem, creating a frayed look.
  8. Wash and dry your jeans before wearing to add additional fraying.

Would you like to see more easy DIYs ? Leave me a comment below with any suggestions! I love to hear your thoughts!

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