How To: DIY Step Hem Jeans with 7 For All Mankind
I have to admit, I get a little scissor happy sometimes. It normally happens after I try on a bunch of jeans and realize that the hem is not the length it should be, my outfit doesn’t match the cut of the jeans, or maybe the jeans just need a slight makeover. At first I started to just slash holes and rips on my jeans to get that extremely worn in feel, but as distressed hems started to get more and more popular I took to my own jeans and started cutting uneven hemlines and fraying it to perfection (or imperfect perfection if you will). I got so many compliments on my DIY jeans and questions as to where to purchase them that I thought it would be fun to share with you guys how you can also do it.
I’m excited for this particular DIY because I’ve collaborated with 7 For All Mankind to show you how you can easily DIY a pair of their jeans. While 7FAM has a really cute step hem cut (shown in my last post “Ruffles In The City” here), I’ve really enjoyed using their normal cut jeans (preferably the already somewhat ripped ones (like these here) to create my own personalized step hem on them. It just shows so much more personal style. I had fun putting this post/video together wearing their pieces. I’ve added pics and a few simple and easy instructions on how to DIY these 7 For All Mankind jeans shown below. There’s also a video version on my Youtube channel for those of you who are more visual. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel if you like what you see. Hope you like it!
7 For All Mankind DIY Step Hem Jeans Tutorial
You will need:
- Measuring Tape
Step 1: Measure the pants with your measuring tape. I usually like to try my jeans on and measure while jeans are still on. Personally, I think it’s more accurate for me this way.
Step 2: Use the Chalk to make a mark of where you will be cutting, remember to make sure the front hem is about two inches shorter than the back hem (or more depending on how you want it to look) Don’t worry the chalk easily rubs off!
Step 3: Cut straight along the chalk line. Make sure you have some very sharp scissors!
Step 4: Once your hems are cut how you want them, use your scissors (or a razor) to carefully fray the bottom of the jeans. Keep in mind that the frayed part will just get better with every wash and wear! If white strings fall down just cut them off (or not..whatever you like!).
*** If this is your first-time customizing a pair of jeans, I recommend practicing on an older pair first!
Hope you liked this DIY video and post! Have fun and let me know how it goes !
Jeans and denim shirt by 7 For All Mankind. Video by Audrey Alba Films