Handmade Distressed Denim Cut-Offs

I’ve recently started contributing to The Indie Chicks online magazine,  owned and operated by three powerhouse women out of New York!  I’ll be contributing bad-ass DIY projects, drinks and recipes…starting with these distressed cut-offs!

This was such a fun project and the perfect way to kick off the summer theme on my blog. Head over to The Indie Chicks website to read my full tutorial and get on this project…it’s officially no pants season!


When distressing your cut-offs, feel free to experiment with power tools if you have them.  Rotary tools work amazing when distressing denim, especially using the sanding and wire brush attachments.  Compared to hand sanding, you can achieve more fabric wear in a much shorter amount of time.  However, using power tools does leave more room for error, so take extra care not to burn or cut through the fabric more than expected.

By hand or by power, choose your weapon and get distressing!


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