How To Fray Jeans
How To Fray Jeans
How to fray jeans and give them that handcrafted look using a wire brush or sandpaper.
I'm Rudy and I work for Son of a Stag. Son of a Stag works for different denim brand jeans around the world as consultants and has a store in London. We're going to show you how to look after your jeans and get the best from them.
I'm going to show you how to fray jeans. Very simply, the reason why people want to fray jeans is to make them look authentic and old and so on. You need to be a bit careful, so if you fray jeans that's very dark in color, it's not going to quite look natural so perhaps it's a good idea to try and work with fraying on jeans with used or jeans that have matured a little bit over time.
So, fraying the results, you are really looking for is this type of result I suppose, that you get a feel that your jeans have been worn for quite a long time and so on, so these jeans are actually new but they have been replicated to look like old jeans. There's a good starting point to where you want to start fraying, normally, you want to start wear it is most worn on top of the pockets and on the sides, the bottom of the leg, and so on. There is where you want to turn the jeans up and left the line.
You may or may not want to do that, and on the knees occasionally. Now, when you want to fray, few things, it's a very very easy thing to do. The hardest thing is to try and make it look organic and natural as possible.
So, that's the trick really. So, what you do is you get a piece of sandpaper, the lightest sandpaper you can get, not very very heavy and durable, unless you want a lot of fraying then obviously get the light. But really, I prefer to use the light sandpaper, and the idea with that, you can actually use water as well.
You wet the sandpaper slightly and you work away from the edges and how much you want it frayed. Now, if you look very carefully, the stitch detail in there is still fully intact. And basically if you would detach that with sandpaper, it would give it a very nice effect but then your hem would come undone.
So really, you want to keep the bottom away from the stitching and again the same hem, and we have done a bit of fraying there around the edges of the pocket but you can still see the stitching so it is not overriding the stitching. People use wire brushes, they use sandpaper, they use different kinds of things to fray, and in fact, in some factories, they only use a wire brush machine and you can normally say when you see a jean that's handcrafted, you will notice the difference. And that's how you fray jeans. .