Saturday, February 18, 2012

D-I-Y {Destroyed Jeans & T-Shirt}

What You Will Need:
  • old pair of jeans
  • old t-shirt
  • razor blade
  • scizzors
  • steak knife
  • nail filer or sandpaper
  • needle & thread
  • trendy fabric
 Time & Effort? Varies.
About an hour to destroy the jeans.
About an hour to sew on the fabric inside.
About a half hour to destroy the t-shirt.
The more time you spend on each though, the better!

Trendy Zebra Destroyed Jeans : You start by taking an old pair of jeans and trying them on. While looking in a mirror use a black sharpie to reference where you want the holes to be, by drawing a little black line or dot. Start with cutting a larger hole out with your scizzors. Around or near that whole, use your razor blade to make thin slices. A nail filer, sand paper, and/or knife comes in handy to tread the edges. The longer you do it, the better. Then, flip your jeans inside out. Seeing how the jeans are already put together you can't really use a sewing machine to sew on your fabric. Cut your desired fabric (I used zebra striped cotton) into big enough squares for each hole. Safety pin (or just pin) the squares into place then obviously thread your needle and start sewing away. Do not sew around the entire square, because you will see it on the front of the jeans. Instead just sew the four corners and maybe a spot or two where it seems loose around the edge of the hole. 

Trendy Black Destroyed T-Shirt : Take an old t-shirt. Try on your shirt and in a mirror use a sharpie or pieces of tape to reference where you want the slices to go. Or just wing it (which is what I did). With a razor blade, width-wise, make as many slices as desired. Remember to be careful not to cut into the back of the shirt (unless you want that look). What I did was put my hand through the color and hold just the front outwards while slicing. I then decided to pair the t-shirt with a white tank top behind, to match if I was to wear it with the newly destroyed jeans. It would also look great with a colorful tank top too! I thought about doing a similar effect, and sewing in some zebra print behind some of the holes (or all of them) but decided not to. If you were to do that, make sure to use the same color thread as your t-shirt.

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