DIY Uneven Frayed Denim

Uneven frayed denim has been so popular recently and it’s so difficult to find frayed denim at the store that fits perfectly. So, I decided to do it myself at home with some old jeans. These are the materials that you will need to do this:  an old pair of straight legged denim, scissors, seam ripper, measuring tape or ruler, pen.



Cut the jeans just above the hem


Measure how much you want to cut off  and draw a line with a pen. Make sure you try the jeans on before to see how much you want to cut off. I made the back hem approx 2 inches longer than the front to get the uneven look.


Use the seam ripper to rip through the side hems until you reach the line where you want to cut off.


Then cut across the line.


Start pulling out some threads to give it a frayed look. Put in washer and dryer for finishing touch.


I like to wear mine with ankle boots, but you can wear them with flats too. If you don’t like the uneven hem, just follow the same steps but cut them evenly. Let me know how it goes if you try it at home!



46 Replies to “DIY Uneven Frayed Denim”

  1. Love this DIY, great pictures too! (Sending love from Chicago!)

    1. Thanks so much Kelly!

  2. How perfectly done!! I would have never have thought to do this myself! Brilliant!!

    1. Thanks Ruthie!

  3. I should try this one! Thanks for this DIY!

    1. You should definitely try it!

  4. omg what?? Trying this right now! Thanks for sharing xx

    1. Yes you should! Great way to reuse old jeans

  5. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen says: Reply

    This looks great! Wonderful idea and love the step-by-step pictures.

    1. Thank you, appreciate it!

  6. Totally sexy DIY!!! I love destroying my own jeans. My fiancé just doesnt get it. lol

    1. Haha sounds about right.

  7. Love how your jeans turned out!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    1. Thanks belle!

  8. I love the frayed look. I need to do this now. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    1. Let me know how it turns out!

  9. I love this trend! It’s so unusual and chic.

    1. I love it too!

  10. This is so cool, and I love this trend as well! This inspired me that I need to really start diving into DIY ..I sew , but having a hard time balancing blogging, a full time job, and doing that too..ha!


    1. I know, it’s so much work! This is super easy to do though!

  11. Such a great idea! You make it look so easy, gonna give it a try. Fab pics!

    1. thanks jessica!

  12. such a great DIY idea, i love frayed jeans!

    1. Thanks! Me too

  13. I’ve been seeing this look everywhere and love it. Great tutorial!

    1. Thanks Madeline!

  14. This looks so easy and so chic! But, I am scared to try this! Thanks for the inspiration — maube I will give it a go and be brave! Hopefully, it turns out as cool as yours!
    xo Debbie |

    1. Try it on a pair of old jeans that you don’t wear anymore!

  15. What a neat look! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. Very great looking idea to do with jeans. Easy enough to do on my own.

    1. Yes it is! Super easy!

  17. Love this DIY! Such a simple update to denim

  18. Omggg I’ve been loving this trend that I’ve been seeing on a ton of blogs! Can’t believe it’s so easy to DIY too. Thanks for sharing — I’ll have to try this soon! xo, sharon

    1. Yes you should definitely try it!

  19. I never would have thought of this. Usually I just let my jeans fray naturally lol. It looks great on you!

    1. Thanks Hannah!

  20. Oh my goodness I want to do this so bad! It looks so easy! I love this trend too. Thanks for this post!

    1. It is easy! Definitely give it a try

  21. Great idea! I have some old pairs in my closet. I’m going to do as you did. Happy to be able to wear those old faves again, this time with a new frayed style.

    1. I know! Haven’t worn these jeans in years!

  22. I love frayed jeans, and sure will try this DIY xo

    1. Yes, go for it!

  23. Nice cutting 🙂

  24. What a great idea! I’m might try it out myself.

  25. Taislany Gomes says: Reply

    Such a great jeans…

    Kisses & Happy Tuesday,

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