After falling off the blogger wagon (hard) this month, I am back with a simple do it yourself project that can breathe new life into your old skinny jeans. I've been seeing these ankle fray skinnies everywhere this spring and I didn't want to spend money on buying a distressed pair so I decided to upcycle!
All you need is: a pair of jeans, fabric shears, measuring tape (or ruler), and tweezers.
The first step is to try on your jeans and figure out how much fabric you want to chop off. Since I'm pretty short, I had a lot of extra fabric! I also wanted the new hem to hit right above my ankle because that is the most flattering length for me. This length also allows you to play with your shoe options because you can still wear shoes with ankle straps/ties without the jeans getting in the way. Once you are happy with the length, measure the height of the cuff.
Now take your jeans off and mark the height of the cuff on each leg using a pencil.
Cut along the guide you created. Be sure that the two legs are even!
Now take the tweezers and pull lightly on the edge to loosen some threads and make the hem look frayed. If some of the threads you pull out are too long, simply trim them with a scissor. You can also use a fine grater/zester to make the hem look more fluffy.