How To Make Ripped Jeans In 5 different Ways

Ripped jeans fashion is the next big thing in fashion styles, it was something we thought would have made no sense but now it the talk of the day and it has come to stay once more.

After this new fashion resurfaced, it went viral and was everyone’s choice although it came with a price but why waste your money in making ripped jeans when you can make one all by your self.

how to make ripped jeans with a razor was one of the first methods I learnt and could say was easy but as time went on I discovered various ways of making ripped jeans by yourself and this method would be listed and explained in this post which includes how to make ripped jeans with scissorshow to make ripped jeans without sandpaperhow to rip jeans at the kneehow to rip jeans and leave the white thread, and at the end of this post, you would be able to make ripped jeans with these methods.

What Is Ripped Jeans?

Take your regular jeans and add a few rips, shreds, scrapes, frays and fades to it. You have yourself a ripped/distressed jeans. We cannot point to who started it, but it was part of the grunge fashion movement, but now they have practically taken over. Jeans, shorts, jackets and you name it—they are all ripped!

What Are Distressed Jeans?
Ripped, distressed or torn—one way or the other they all mean the same. Another thing you can do to make them distressed is taking darker shade jeans and bleach or sandpaper it to fade it out; to make it seem worn out or distressed. Yes, we are a generation who pay for stuff like this. So don’t get into this loop. Take this DIY ripped jeans project.

How To Make Ripped Jeans

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Wondering how to make your own ripped jeans at home? Making a ripped jeans is no rocket science. It’s something that you can do with stuff you already have at home. Just needs a teeny bit of planning, patience, and practice.

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1. Select A Jeans Or Shorts

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Even before you start the process, think of the jeans you could use for this DIY process. Preferably something old, but fits you well (or not). If you are a beginner, then see if you have jeans you already cut into shorts or one that you don’t mind if it goes wrong, just in case.


2. Bring All The Supplies You Will Need

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Depending on what type of ripped jeans you want to make for your self, you will need to get your equipment in place just so that you do not distracted along the line and loss it all. Below are what you will need.


  • To get holes, shreds (one or all of them)—Fabric scissors or utility cutter knife.
  • To remove threads—tweezers.
  • To scrape and frays—razor or scissors.
  • To make a distressed look—pumice stone or sandpaper.
  • To mark —marker, tailor’s chalk or just a pen.


3. Start Marking To Rip/Distress Them

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This is the most important step in this DIY process, this is a place where most beginners screw everything up. Chose the kind of ripping you want to give to your jeans and then mark it clean and clear. It is just the best way of doing it. If you don’t know what to do next from here just reading because everything you need is right here in this post.

4. Start Ripping Your Jeans (Distressing)

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After the marking, you already know what you on your jeans, and the markup is done. Just start ripping the jeans off the right way you marked it.

5. Finishing Touches

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At this point you are done with the ripping, just make sure there are no sloppy lines and the finished product would look neatly done.

5 Ways To Make Ripped/Distress Jeans

1. Remove The Threads

How To Make Ripped Jean - Remove The Threads

Our everyday jeans are made with white threads horizontally and blue threads vertically. I had idea about this until i decided to carry out this exercise my self. So, in order to get this distressed striped look all you have to do is to tweeze out the vertical blue threads off the patch which you marked out earlier on your jeans. As a beginner, having to remove the first few threads will be the hardest, but it will all get easy as you keep on repeating the process.


2. Fray The Edges

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Fraying the edges of your jeans is another cool fashion style to give to your jean. If you are not used to trying new stuff out, then this is the best place to start something new. It is fashionable, yet not overrated. Cut your jeans to the level you would love to apply the fray and start the removing process using the tweezer you got. If a tweezer is not available, then you can also scrape the edges off with a razor or preferably with a sand paper.


3. Fray The Pockets

How To Make Ripped Jean - Fray The Pockets

Adding new fashion as you rip your jeans is the best way of creating unique designs and fraying of your jean pocket is also a nice fashion. It adds extra spice and makes it look great. Just take off the top layer of the pocket, and prevent going too deep. Then you can either scrape the surface with a razor or sandpaper or just remove some threads with tweezers.


4. Make Holes

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Making holes to rip your jeans is also a style that is in vogue right now. As a starter, trying smaller holes would be preferable or if you want to try bigger ones you can try them closer to the pocket so that you can still be covered with the pocket cloth if the hole gets big or awkward. If you feel confident then you can try anything out. make a hole where you want with scissors and then fray the edges, or you could just remove threads with a razor.


5. Scrape Or Bleach Off

How To Make Ripped Jean - Scrape Or Bleach Off

Add subtle touches to rip your jeans with some touch of other methods or just using it alone. Either way is totally going to come all good. You could add bleach to get a faded look or take a or even a steel wool and scrape off the parts of the jeans on which you want the faded look to appear at.


Where And How To Manage A Ripped Jeans

How To Make A Ripped Jean - Where And How To Manage A Ripped Jeans


  • Now that you’ve gotten the full picture on shredding and drilling holes into your jeans, let’s go over a few things you should have at your fingertips. It is also important to understand how to strike a balance without actually ripping the jeans apart, or making it look like tattered. Also, know the best position to add each design.
  • overdoing the distressed look can leave a bad aftertaste and portray a different picture. But, according to the report from fashion police, two and a half rule, looks and works good. So, two holes, two shreds, and a scrape is the best starting point. Feel free to switch it, but this is the best words for beginners.
  • The best place to add shreds are the thigh region, and making them long is also good.
  • Holes normally starts on the knee and go up two inches. Don’t go far with the holes and keep the length to an inch and only make them as wide as your leg, because they end up exposing more skin when you sit. And for a plus, horizontal ones are far better.
  • Scrapes that are near or above the thigh are great.

Now that you have known how to make distressed jeans, then what are you waiting for? checking the tutorial you can see that it is a straightforward and also a fun DIY project. So go ahead, do it! Plus, the feeling of successfully doing something and showing off to your friends is totally the best feeling. Try it out and tell us how it went for you, and if there are any problems let us know using the comment box below. have fun.
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