Since I was a kid, I have an interest of making/DIY-ing stuff. For example, I used to make my own Barbie's clothes. I know my mom would never bought me those unimportant things unless I score good grades (which also means I have to wait until the semester's over), so I decided to make it myself. I cut my T-shirts and turned them into my barbie's clothes. Not only that, I used to paint my shorts and my T-shirts, I cut my my pants into shorts, I cut my sweater into a beanie. My mom would get angry because sometimes I cut a nice T-shirt or pants or anything that is still in a good condition (you know, kid rebellion). And now that I'm not a kid anymore, I know that money don't grow on trees. But my love for DIY-ing stuff has not died yet. So I have to find another way.
One day, I went to Pasar Baru, accompanying my mom. Then I spotted a section of thrift stores and I knew right away, "this is the answer" because my mom allows me to "destroy" the things I get from a thrift shop.
And today I will show you how to make this DIY fringe hem jeans!
What you need:
- Jeans (flare, wide leg, mom jeans or whatever jeans you want)
First, measure how long you would want to cut your jeans. Once you're sure, mark it with safety pins or make a line with chalk or pencil.
Cut it out with a sharp scissor.
Then make a fringe with a tweezer. Jeans are woven fabrics, so that means there are horizontal threads and vertical threads interlacing each other. What you have to do is basically pull the horizontal threads with a tweezer, leaving the vertical threads to make a fringe. Pull the threads to the side to make it easier to come out. Keep doing it until you've reached the length of the fringe that you want.
And now you have a fringe denim on your closet!
I really love the result. Yes, it needs a little patience, but I swear it will worth the wait.
I hope this tutorial is useful for you. If you happen to make this DIY too, share it with me! I'd love to see your creation ❤︎
Oh, and if you're Indonesian, you can watch the tutorial I made on Youtube. It's in Bahasa ;)
(It can only be played on computer or laptop)