How to Distress Jeans

by Hiz Hernandez

This tutorial demonstrates how to distress a pair of jeans.


  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Jeans
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Obtain a pair of jeans, scissors, and a needle.

    Step 2

    Step 3

    Using the scissors, make horizontal cuts along the jeans where the distress is desired.

    Step 4

    Make a couple more cuts(if desired).

    Step 5

    Turn the jeans inside out and locate where the cuts were made.

    Step 6

    Using the needle( safety pin), pull out the horizontal strands, one by one if needed.

    Step 7

    After several horizontal strands, cut the vertical ones and keep going.

    Step 8

    Keep pulling them.

    Step 9

    Once you reach your desired point, stop.

    Step 10