Although there are many various styles of hoodies accessible, for some people, these don’t fit their desired style. Your clothing should be unique, just like you. Next time you wear a hoodie with a unique, worn-in appearance, you can express your unique style and catch attention. Contrary to popular belief, distressing means tearing apart the materials, whereas fading implies lightening the color of the hoodie. To make a distressed hoodie, take the following actions:

  • Choose which sections will have the different texture. Consider locations like the seams around the side, shoulders, and neck that would wear naturally over time.
  • For support, insert your hand inside the hoodie. Put it below the region you want to appear more worn.
  • Lightly sand the area your hand is supporting with fine-grain sandpaper. Start off gently, then exert more pressure for more contrast.
  • Rub a small piece across the smallest side of a cheese grater to add a hint of tears. Be careful not to overreact in this situation. The appearance of your hoodie should be worn-in but not messy.
  • Repeat as necessary in any other places. For even results, make sure to exert the same amount of pressure on each location.
  • Use a razor to scratch the hoodie graphics to make them look worn. This will guarantee that the hoodie’s graphics match the fabric’s worn-in appearance.
  • Spray the hoodie with bleach from a small spray bottle to give it more depth. To protect the surface beneath the hoodie, be sure to spread newspaper out beforehand. The larger the blots you’ll have when spraying, the closer you are to the sweater. Spraying the hoodie from a further distance will produce a cloud-like effect.

Steps on Distressing Your Denim

Just like your hoodie, you can also distress your denim. Below are the steps on how to do it:

Map Out Where You Want the Distressing to be Done

Put on the jeans and mark with a pen where holes would naturally occur. This comprises the upper thigh, over the front and back pockets, and the knees. Where you want your holes to be, mark two-inch lines at the top and bottom. The size of these lines is entirely up to you; they can be as large or as small as you desire. Remove the jeans once that is finished.

Set Up Your Working Station

Put one pant leg on top of an elevated box; the best option is a sturdy shoe box. Slide a thick magazine into the leg beneath the area you plan to distress first. This will keep the denim taut and stop any unintended tears and slits from affecting the fabric.

Start Cutting the Denim

Put on the gloves used for cutting. Starting at the bottom mark, make slits between the lines of the piece you’re distressing with a (safe!) razor blade. There should be around half an inch between each line. When the slits reach the top line you previously marked, stop. These slices don’t need to be flawless, but please watch your fingers and be extremely cautious. (Using a razor blade is no joke.) After you’re done, reposition the magazine and carry out the procedure once more on each place you wish to be distressed. Finally, to give the fabric an even more lived-in appearance, use your fingers to pull the slits’ threads apart.

Trim the Pant’s Edges

Although this step is optional, it significantly improves the distressing you’ve already done. With a pair of scissors, trim the cuffs and back pockets at the top centimeter. You can also cut a small split in the pants anywhere you choose, such as the pockets and hemlines, and then swipe a shaving razor across the top of the slit to remove some of the cotton and coloring.

You now have a distressed hoodie and a distressed denim. If you are not satisfied with the outfit you bought or tired of using the same old jeans or hoodie, distressing them can make you look trendy and in style.


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