It’s 2021, and everyone is just tired of all the norms we’ve been mandated to live by. Times are changing, and people are getting very creative in seeking out more excitement, creating new styles, and understanding their personal preferences in the world of fashion.
Ripped jeans, some refer to it as crazy jeans, have become all the rage and an alternative to plain jeans that seem boring sometimes. Having this in your collection diversifies your clothing and keeps the excitement going. Do you find it strange that we pay more for ripped jeans than we do for plain ones?
It doesn’t become ripped jeans from thin air though, it is made from plain jeans, so instead of making the purchase, let’s make ours. You can do it yourself with very simple and accessible instruments like your scissors, razors, reasonably thick cardboard paper, and pincers, forceps, or tweezers, depending on what is available since they have basically the same function.
The first step to take is getting your plain jeans ready and picking what style of rip you want.
Use the scissors to make cuts across the jeans at any point you’d like the jeans to be ripped. Make sure to fold only the upside of the jeans when cutting, so you don’t have it ripped behind as well. You can make about two to three cuts depending on what you want.
After cutting above and below, you’re left with a portion of the jeans at the center of those two cuts. To get the flayed style of crazy jeans, you’ll need to use the pincers at this time to loosen and draw out the threads. Feel free to be as creative as possible with the cuts; you can make different rip patterns, depending on the instrument used. Using a razor makes it easier to make the holes and will give you the patchy style of the rip.
It is also possible to have a particular design in mind or pattern you’d like to see on your jeans. An easy way to do this is to get cardboard paper and draw up the pattern you’d like to see. Cut out the pattern from the cardboard, and place the cardboard on the jeans. Using it as a template, begin to mark the cutout spots from the cardboard on the jeans, using your marker or highlighter, and make the cuts with your scissors afterward.
The cardboard has another function when the razor is being used to make holes. This is where it becomes important to have reasonably thick cardboard because it will serve as a hard surface barrier between the front part of the jeans and the back. This way, when ripping holes into the jeans, the razor doesn’t create holes on the other side.
On the plus side, this idea of creating patterns can work even on other clothing items like T-shirts and shorts—time to get out those jeans and get ripped.