How to recreate fringe-hemmed designer jeans with just $40

Find out how to pimp your old, boring jeans with an on-trend fringed hem look

Who’s got the blues?
Who’s got the blues?
31 Oct 2015

Who’s got the blues?

Not you. After all, you’re about to find out how to get a pair of fringe-hemmed designer jeans (fringe is having its moment on the runways now) at a fraction of the price. The Frugalista, Class 95FM DJ/ DIY-er extraordinaire SIMONE HENG, shows you how.

DIY DIY must try
DIY DIY must try
31 Oct 2015

DIY DIY must try

THE PROJECT:
3X1 crop fringe hem jeans from www.3x1.us: US$295 (S$416)

Jeans from Cotton On: $40

YOU'LL NEED: Needle and thread in a dark shade to match your jeans, straight or flare legged jeans, fabric scissors, tweezers.


Step 1
Step 1
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Step 1

Measure in from the hem of the jeans where you want the fringing to start. It begins just above the ankle on the original design.

Step 2
Step 2
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Step 2

Snip the to-be-fringed part of the jeans into small strips each measuring 1.5cm in width. Continue to snip until fringing forms. They don’t have to be perfect.

Step 3
Step 3
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Step 3

Using backstitch, run a line of hand-stitching across the hem where the strips begin. This will stop them from fraying up further along the leg after you wear them for a while.

Step 4
Step 4
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Step 4

Use tweezers to remove some stray threads to create an aged look to the fringing. I also threw mine into the dryer for 30 minutes to help loosen some of the threads. That’s it!

Catch Simone Heng on Afternoons with Simone Heng on Class 95FM, weekdays, 2 to 5pm. See more DIY tutorials on her blog www.DIYnamicstyle.com and www.youtube.com/simonehenglifestyle.
 

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