DIY Ripped Jeans

posted by Jessica Carroll February 21, 2017

The distressed and ripped jeans look is a trend going NOWHERE thanks to many celebrities including Kylie Jenner. They all love that effortlessness look…and I am totally ok with it! Who doesn’t like to look like a rockstar doll sometimes?!

The only issue with the look is the foot hole jean syndrome? What is that? It’s when you put your foot through the hole of your favorite distressed jeans so many times that the threads holding it together completely break.

Well, good news! I have the easiest and BEST solution for you. It’s called TATTER PATCH!

The best part about this DIY video is that it’s hard to mess up, especially using Tatter Patch. Watch the video above! ☺

Distressed jeans come in handy for countless coffee dates, walking your dogs, date nights, and travel shindigs…especially when you are in a rush. They are the perfect go-to when you have no time to look stylish, cute, and comfy.

Back to Kylie Jenner for quick second, she loves to make every look her own (aka make it as revealing as possible). She loves to wear jeans that have ripped holes in the BOOTAY!

In this DIY video I also show you how you can copy Kylie Jenner’s look.

According to the Tatter Patch website, here are the steps broken down for you:

STEP 1: Cut

  1. Before cutting, decide on the amount of patch needed. Flip garment inside out and place tracing paper over your hole. Trace around the hole, making sure to add ¾ inches around the garment area being repaired or restyled. Lay tracing paper template over back of patch, making sure to line up threads to run horizontally through where the hole would be.
  2. Cut out the patch size needed using the template. To cut your corresponding adhesive to match patch, lay patch with threads horizontally over the smoother side, then cut. Rounding any pointy edges or sharp corners of patch and adhesive before application creates a softer finish on the garment when wearing.

**IMPORTANT** To determine the difference between the smooth and waxy sides, run your fingernail over each side. The side that is less slick is the waxy adhesive side which is placed face down over the hole in your garment and the smooth side is for ironing.


  1. Insert one piece of the heat release papers between the hole and opposite side of  the garment. Place cut adhesive, WAXY ADHESIVE SIDE DOWN, over the hole. Iron the backing of the adhesive on “high cotton” setting, no steam, slowly moving around adhesive for a full 5-8 seconds.


  1. Peel off paper backing on adhesive. BE CAREFUL…. Paper and adhesive can be hot. Wait a minute or two to cool before peeling the adhesive backing off. This will leave a clear film around and inside garment hole. Wait another minute for adhesive to cool off before using fingers to remove any excess adhesive left inside garment hole or hanging onto loose threads. * If the adhesive paper does not pull off easily, reheat the back of adhesive paper again for a 3 -5 seconds (wait a minute to cool) and peel.


  1. Place the pre-cut patch over the adhesive making sure the excess adhesive has been removed and threads are running horizontally through the hole, lining up with adhesive on the garment. Place the second piece of heat release paper over the patch.
  2. Slowly and with slight pressure, iron over heat release that is on top of the patch for a full 15 seconds. Carefully flip the garment back to right side out. Place same heat release paper back over patched hole and iron slowly, using slight pressure while moving around the outer perimeter of the hole for a full 30 seconds.

IMPORTANT!!! Let cure for 24 hours before wearing and washing.
I hope you liked this DIY!



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