15 Ways to Give a New Look to Your Old Denims

New Look to Your Old Denims
Denims or jeans are something that literally everyone wears all day every day. Dress them or play them down, they will never disappoint you and with a bit of clever styling, they can pretty much save every occasion. We all have that one pair of jeans that fits us just perfectly, emphasizing and highlighting all your curves at just the right places, and being more than benign at hiding your flaws. I am talking about the pair that you absolutely adore and wear so much of that it has pretty much become your second skin. But like all things, after excessive use over a prolonged period, it finally gives away and might tear or become extremely shabby, breaking your heart in to a million pieces because you just can’t bring yourself to throw them away. If you are facing a similar situation then fret no more. Just read on and be inspired by the many ideas and techniques you can use to give you old denims a complete makeover.

1. Lace Cuffs

Materials Needed:

  • An old or new pair of jeans
  • Scissors
  • Lace
  • Needle and thread

How to give your Jeans a makeover: Iron out your jeans so that they become crease free and it becomes easier to lay them flat. Cut a strip of lace, width depending on how big you want your cuff to be. Lay the lace horizontally on the cuffs of your jeans and sew them on the top and the bottom. Flip the jeans inside out and sew in a straight line through the middle. Turn them back out, and you now have jeans with an elegant lace touch to them

Lace Cuffs

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2. Bleach-Dipped Aztec prints jeans

Materials Needed:

  • An old or new pair of jeans
  • A permanent marker
  • Non-toxic bleach
  • An iron

How to give your Jeans a makeover: Dip the bottom of your jeans in bleach till you reach the shade you want. Wash them out and dry them thoroughly. Once dry, draw on your Aztec print pattern the way you like on the part that you just bleached, you can draw it on with a plain black permanent marker, or you can add some color; this is your creation, get your creative juices flowing! Once done, let the permanent marker dry and iron over the design to seal it in completely.

Bleach Dipped Aztec prints jeans

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3. American Flag Cuff

Materials Needed:

  • An old pair of jeans
  • A cloth with the American flag printed on it
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread

How to give your Jeans a makeover: Turn your jeans inside out, cut the cloth into two equal sections, and sew them onto the flipped out cuffs. Once you have sewed them on, flip them out again and roll up the cuffs so the cloth from underneath can show. Go rock your new casual, relaxed denims.

American Flag Cuff

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4. Distressed Jeans

Materials Needed:

  • An old pair of jeans
  • Xacto knife
  • Sand paper or pumice stone
  • Cardboard
  • Chalks

How to give your Jeans a makeover: Insert the cardboard in between the legs. Now using the chalk, circle out the section that you want to distress. On the sections that you have chalked out, cut straight lines using your exact knife, then using your sand paper or pumice stone scrub on top of the cuts that you just made, making it easier for scraps of denim to come off. Keep scraping till you reach the desired distressed look.

Distressed Jeans

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5. Ripped Jeans

Materials Needed:

  • An old pair of jeans
  • Scissors
  • Chalk

How to give your Jeans a makeover: Chalk out the sections that you want to rip. Now cut straight lines using your scissors. When you have a satisfactory amount of cuts, use your fingers to take out string from the sides of the cuts. Continue doing this till you reach the exact width and density of strings you want. However, don’t make too many rips on one side of the denim. For a video tutorial, click here.

Ripped Jeans

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6. Multiple Rips and Fringe

Materials Needed:

  • An old pair of jeans
  • Scissors
  • Fork

How to give your Jeans a makeover: Cut straight lines right down each leg using your scissors. Then using a fork, scrape at the cuts you made till you attain a fringy look. You now have ripped denims with a fringe like feel.

Multiple Rips and Fringe

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7. The dye denim

Materials Needed:

  • An old pair of jeans (preferably a light denim color or white)
  • Liquid fabric paint in colors of your choice
  • A sponge brush

How to give your Jeans a makeover: Lay out your denims flat on a table that you don’t mind getting color on. Squeeze out the colors you want into small separate bowls, now dip your sponge brush in to the colors and sponge the color on to your denims. Again this is your creations, be open to new ideas, try out new patterns, go all out creative!

dye denim

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8. Polka dotted boyfriend jeans

Materials Needed:

  • An old pair of jeans
  • White fabric paint
  • Any tool with a rounded end

How to give your Jeans a makeover: Lay out your jeans flat on the table or on the floor. Squeeze out the white fabric paint in to a container. Now dip the round end of your tool in to the fabric paint and then press it down on the denim, keep doing this till you have finished a good amount of polka dots. This look works best on boyfriend jeans, as it adds a feminine dimension to an otherwise more masculine pair of jeans.

Polka dotted boyfriend jeans

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9. Pollock inspired drip painted jeans

Materials Needed:

  • An old pair of jeans
  • A trash bag
  • White fabric color (you can of course also use other colors)
  • A flat ended brush

How to give your Jeans a makeover: Spread the trash bag on the floor so that no paint gets on it. Now flatten out your jeans on top of the trash bag. Dip your flat ended brush in to your fabric color of choice; then holding the handle of the brush, spray the paint across each leg so that it lands on it in a random and haphazard manner. You can do this DIY in two ways, either you can spray the paint across or you can make the paint drip down and form a pattern of its own.

Pollock inspired drip painted jeans

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10. Palm tree print jeans

Materials Needed:

  • An old pair of jeans
  • White fabric pen
  • Aluminum foil

How to give your Jeans a makeover: Place the aluminum sheets between the front and back of each leg so that the paint doesn’t seep through to the other end. Now using your white fabric pen, draw palm trees of different heights on the legs and waits. Continue till you are happy with the results.

Palm tree print jeans

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11. Lace Printed Denims

Materials Needed:

  • An old pair of jeans
  • Lace
  • Permanent marker
  • An iron box

How to give your Jeans a makeover: Lay your jeans flat on the table, and lay the lace on top of it. Now using the lace as a guideline, color in thought the gaps with your permanent marker, till you have a patterns on your jeans. Once done, let the permanent marker dry and iron over so that the pattern is sealed.

Lace Printed Denims

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12. Distressed bright denims

Materials Needed:

  • An old pair of jeans
  • Scalpel
  • Sand paper
  • Fabric marker

How to give your Jeans a makeover: This is a spin on the distressed denims. Distress the denims. Now go over the distressed part with a brightly colored paint of your choice.

Distressed bright denims

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13. Tie and Dye Denims

Materials Needed:

  • An old pair of jeans
  • Rubber bands
  • Dye

How to give your Jeans a makeover: Mix up a dye of your choice. Tie different sections of the denims into small bubbles using the rubber bands. Once done, dip it in the dye, take it out, open the rubber bands and let dry. At the end you should be left with tie and dye denims with a certain hippy feel to them

Tie and Dye Denims

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14. Stud the cuffs

Materials Needed:

  • An old pair of jeans
  • Studs of different sizes
  • Hot glue gun

How to give your Jeans a makeover: Fold the cuffs of your jeans. Figure out the exact pattern in which you want to lay the studs. Hot glue the studs on to the cuffs.

Stud the cuffs

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15. Patch work jeans

Materials Needed:

  • An old pair of jeans
  • Scraps of old denim
  • Needle and Thread

How to give your Jeans a makeover: Lay out your denims flat, cut strips from the scraps of old denim, sew them on in a patchwork design

Patch work jeans

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Hope you enjoyed this post on 15 ways to give a new look to your old denims. Try this DIY to give a makeover your old denims and share your views with us.

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