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Must Be Good Jeans: 10 DIY Ways to Re-Design a Pair of Jeans

Finding a pair of jeans is easy, but finding a pair of jeans you love is difficult. You don't have to spend a ton of money finding that perfect pair. Thrift stores, the pile in the back of your closet, or the pile in the back of your friend's closet are great places to find jeans you can upcycle. Use the resources on this list for inspiration.
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Rip and Distress

Rip and Distress
Ripping holes into your jeans seems like an easy task, but there's a fine line between stylish and awkward. Here's a tutorial that will give you a step-by-step so you can make sure your jeans aren't out of step.
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Add Lace

Add Lace
Urban Threads offers a how-to for lace inserts on your jeans. It's a great combination of edgy and sweet. You can also do this with most types of fabrics and different kinds of patterns.
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Make Them Shorts

Make Them Shorts
Jean shorts are a summer staple. I'm pretty sure everyone at some point has turned an old pair of jeans into shorts. Here is the how-to, if you don't already know.
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Bell Bottoms

Bell Bottoms
Some jeans just need a little flair, and some need alot. Bell bottom jeans make great #music festival attire when the sun goes down, so here's the tutorial for your favourite summer time jeans.
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Jean Skirt

Jean Skirt
Maybe you're just tired of wearing pants all together. If that's the case, or if you just want a cute jean skirt, here's a tutorial for a great jean to skirt DIY.
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Bleaching Jeans

Bleaching Jeans
A little bleach stain can go a long way. If you're feeling brave, here's a how-to for bleaching jeans. Tip: Darker jeans are better.
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Dyeing Jeans

Dyeing Jeans
If you're not satisfied with the colour of your jeans, or they've faded into something unwearable, then dye them. Here's a tutorial for dyeing them a darker shade. If you're feeling brave, you could go a different colour entirely.

Here's one for ombre
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Add Patches

Add Patches
If you want to cover a stain, a hole, or you just want something different, patches are a great way to add something interesting to your jeans. Here's a step-by-step for patching them up.
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Stencil Them

Stencil Them
There are so many different ways you can stencil your jeans.You can design everything from subtle polka-dots, to a a giant picture on the thigh. It's really up to you.
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The Perfect Fit

The Perfect Fit
Sometimes all it takes for those perfect jeans is a little size alteration. You don't need to spend a ton of money getting them done. With a little practice, you can learn how to do it yourself. Here's a step-by-step. And just think, once you have those skills, every pair of jeans you come across will be the perfect pair of jeans.