style diy: step hem jeans.

During the recent click frenzy sales/madness/hysteria I found myself perusing for yet another pair of distressed denim. While honing in on a pair of step hem bad boys I realised they looked pretty much exactly like a pair of straight leg jeans I already owned- and had never been worn. 
Shopping abandoned, I turned to Google for some tutorial inspo.

Old NEXT jeans
Forever New striped blouse (similar, similar)
Jeffrey Campbell heels (via Trade Secret) (similar)
Full disclosure: I had step by step photos for this DIY…and then accidentally deleted them all :|. Luckily, step-hem denim is one of the easiest to cut your teeth on (pun intended)! I’ve pulled some pic from Itsy Bitsy Indulgences Blog to help anyways (it’s the tute I used). Itsy Bitsy Indulgences Blog goes on the distress the jeans even further which I’d love to try later on, but for now:
1. Pick a pair of straight leg jeans, or skinnies that are a bit loose around the ankle.
2. Mark a line 3-5cm up from the hem- how high is really up to you though.
diy distressed denim, itsy bitsy indulgences
Photo Credit: Itsy Bitsy Indulgences Blog
3. Cut up along the seam lines on either side and then across the leg.
diy step hem jens, itsy bitsy indulgences
Photo Credit Itsy Bitsy Indulgences Blog
4. Fray a little and you’re done!
diy step hem, itsy bitsy indulgences
Photo Credit Itsy Bitsy Indulgences Blog
Let me know if you give this a go!
T xo

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