Worn-out denims have, for ever and a day, been hot favorite amongst youngsters and teenagers. However, it’s not easy to make your denims look stylishly worn-out. To make your denims appear naturally worn-out, at home, you need to work at the right places. Here are a few tips to get you started:
It is important to get an even faded look either on the entire or a selected part of your denims. Use a strong detergent to wash your denims and dry them outside directly under the sun for a few days. This will lead to the color fading naturally.
Still better would be to wash your denims unevenly so that they look faded at a few parts only. You can use a sponge dipped in bleach and scrub different parts of the denims with it, to give it a worn-out look. The longer you let the bleach stay, the more will be the fading. However, be wary not to overdo it.
Jeans will never seem worn-out without good fading on the essential places. Knees, seat and the bottoms are the most common places where wear, tear and fading occur.
Three to four patches on each of the legs would be sufficient to give your jeans a worn-out look. You can de-thread the back-pockets as well or slice open small holes and cuts around the thighs and knees.
Scrubbing with a steak knife, cheese grater or the blade of a scissors horizontally or vertically against the area to be faded on the denims can also be used to give your denims a worn-out look. If you would like the wear and tear to look easygoing, rub gently or else rub a little longer and strongly for extra wear and tear.
Use sandpaper on the pockets, knees, hemlines or any other area of the denim that you would want to give a worn-out look to. Rubbing the sandpaper will make your denims softer besides making them appear worn-out.
Pumice stones, nail filers, metal filers are some other tools you can use instead of sandpapers. Each of them will give a unique finish, like you can use sandstone for a smoother finish or metal filers give a tattered finish.
Giving your denims a worn-out look, at home, can be fun and at the same time it allows you to display your creativity and ensure unique denims.