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« on: December 28, 2005 12:36:04 PM »

Hey, I know its a dumb question but how would I put rips into a pair of jeans so that they look like this:
http://www.playhouseclothing.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/TRBBYDKCWGRL-C.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2005 12:38:50 PM »

possibly run a razor gently over the denim till its distressed like that but ive never tried it
i think there is a vintage or distressed thread on here so look that up too
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2005 12:48:26 PM »

I was thinking maybe you could shave it with a disposable shaver. Sorry i couldn't be more helpful.
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2005 01:40:14 PM »

The shape of the upper one reminds me of what happened when a friend of mine put full strength bleach on some jeans and didn't wash it out right away. I would try it out first, but it might make the odd shape like that.
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2005 07:27:56 PM »

holes like that are most likely done with Devore paste. It eats away natural fibre and leaves synthetic fibre behind. So most likely those are a poly-cotton denim. You  can buy Devore paste over the internet and at fibre art supply stores.
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2005 07:25:41 PM »

Sand Paper?  Pull out your sanding machine and gently run it across the area until you are half-way to what you want, then wash it a few times. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2006 04:20:48 AM »

I tried a hand-held, non-electric shaving razor before and boy, did my arm hurt!  It was really ineffective for me.  I only got a few small faded/ripped spots on my jeans and I had to press down hard in a certain direction.  OW!!!!!!!!!  I saw that you could use sandpaper, though.  I'll try that instead.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2006 04:39:43 AM »

you could rub a pumice stone over the area to wear it down.
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2006 04:40:18 AM »

a nail file or pumus (or however you spell that) works really well and easy
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