DIY | Trashed Denim Vest
As you might have seen on Twitter, I did a little DIY yesterday and trashed my new denim vest. I’m not much of a DIY-er so after a little googling I got my tools (knife, tweezers, scissors and sandpaper) and decided to just start and see where it would bring me…
I first tried this method that I found all over the internet: make horizontal cuts and use tweezers to pull out the blue vertical strings. That was a hell of a job, and not a fun job. It also didn’t give me the result I wanted, which was to look like the fabric has been worn for years. Not such a success.
So then I tried scraping the denim with really rough sandpaper. That worked much better! It looked much more naturally damaged this way.
The hole on the very left was made with the cut and pull method (and later I tried to make it look more natural with sandpaper) and the damage on the bottom right was just made with sandpaper, see the diffence?
I have to warn you though. It was a hell of a job. You might understand that it takes more than 2 scrapes to create a hole, so I spent at least two hours scraping. It was also a pretty big mess. Half the room was covered in blue fluff and I stopped twice because my arm was tired. Also hurt my hands because I accidentally scraped my hand a few times, and not to speak about my nails.. However..
This is the result! I’m really happy with it! What was a normal oversized denim vest is now a raw looking interesting one.
It was my last trashed denim DIY because it was a hell of a job and I found out Lucy and sandpaper are not the best combination, but then again I had been looking for the perfect trashed denim and now I have it exactly the way I want it. I’ll wear it again on the blog very soon! How do you like the result?
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