My best friend came over and distressed a pair of my denim cut-offs. I liked what she did to hers, so she came over and did them to mine. My summer uniform has been all about my denim cut-offs and one pair was feeling kinda boring and needed a little bit more personality. I like it much better now!
Supplies needed: denim shorts, cheese grater, scissors, and tweezers
Using the cheese grater, grate the zipper and pocket areas to rough them up a little. Cut slits in your desired spots (I didn’t want to show any skin, so I had her do them where the pockets would cover my legs). Also, you don’t want it to look too planned, so don’t do symmetrical cuts. Then, using your tweezers, pull out the blue fibers (also called warp threads) that go lengthwise on the denim. Remove the warp threads the entire length from your cut slit. This way you’re only left with the white weft threads showing. Once your done, throw it in the wash and dryer, and voila!
I find all my denim shorts at the thrift store. I prefer it that way since I get to decide how short I want to make them. All the ones at the store these days are way too booty short for me (anyone else agree?). I wore this distressed pair here on my date night with Ben. Do you have a good method in distressing your denim?