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DIY – Make Your Own Raw Hem – Video

DIY – Make Your Own Raw Hem – Video

Frayed and unfinished hems have their come-back moment right now, after its last burst of popularity back in the 2000s — and it’s startlingly easy to DIY.

It might seem like something of a daunting task at first, but it’s actually not too difficult to make a raw hem at home. Its simplicity makes it a great option for switching things up in your wardrobe with minimal cost and minimal effort. After all, it’s basically just a little standard seam-ripping and/or cutting, and voila: You’ve got newly trendy pants.

Depending on the type of pants you’re rocking (and, of course, their length), there are a few options on how to get the look. After all, logic dictates that you’re not going to want to lengthen too-long flared jeans, and likewise, you’re not going to want to shorten ankle grazers, lest they veer too close to Bermuda shorts-ville. So, to go along with that, there are two ways you can get the look — either by cutting (which is best for pants that are too long), or seam-ripping (which is best for pants that are too short).

You can either cut the hems off with heavy-duty fabric scissors, and use a seam ripper to artfully pull out a few denim fibers from the hem. A few cycles through the washer and dryer later, and you’ve got the perfect clean-yet-deconstructed look.

Or, the other option is , to rip the existing seams out, as opposed to slicing. The main difference with this method is that your jeans will now also bear some striations from where they were folded over.

DIY not your thing? Not a problem, you can buy “ready made” frayed hem jeans at Nordstrom.

{Video: courtesy BUSTLE}