Fringe Your Jeans. It’s Free and Easy!

You can pay hundreds of bucks for this look, or just do it yourself...

anthropologie fringed jeans
Anthropologie sells these mega-fringed jeans for $295 + free shipping.

Okay, girls, you’ve been asking me about this fun summer trend, so here goes…

One of the hottest fashion looks for spring and summer 2017 is fringed jeans, fringed shorts and fringed denim jackets. Add some drama to your denim with this super-easy DIY project. And, with long-fringed jeans selling for about 300 bucks at Anthropologie, this is a fabulous way to add a lot of style to your existing wardrobe quickly and at absolutely no cost.

First, pay a visit to your closet and grab some old jeans in blue denim (or white for summer!). I chose the ones that fit me great in the waist and seat, but needed some updating along the hemline. Next, grab a scissors.

Decide on the length you’d like. I prefer a capri length for warm-weather months because it’s cute with sandals and sexy with heels. Cut straight across the bottom of each leg and then start roughing up the area where you cut, pulling out the loose threads with your fingers. If you like, a tweezers or a sewing needle can help expedite this step. Then toss them into the washer and dryer to continue the fraying process. (You might want to repeat this step two or three times because the more you launder your pants, the more they will fray.)

Next, remove your groovy new jeans from the dryer and, if you like just a bit of fringe, you should be good to go. But, for those of us Boho spirits who prefer mega fringe 3-4 inches long, you’ll need to continue the fraying technique. Simply cut slits up each leg of your jeans. I like to make these slits one inch wide and 3-4 inches high. After you cut the slits in your blue jeans, begin pulling the tiny white horizontal threads out with a tweezers. What you’ll be left with are blue vertical threads that will remain as your fringe.

There are several very good tutorials online, but here is my fave.

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