15 Game-Changing Denim Hacks Every Girl Should Know!


Girls sometimes have a problem with jeans. They usually don’t fit them in the right places. They often have to cuff them or hem them. This is a temporary solution that works well for a short period of time but if you want a permanent solution to your denim distress, these 15 game-changing hacks are going to help you big time.

  1. UPDATE AN OLD DENIM JEANS: There are many ways you can add a modern look to an old pair of jeans that involves cutting and ripping them but one of the simplest ways is to add polka dots using a bleach pen or white fabric paint. Just make sure you apply 2 – 4 coats so that the color doesn’t come off during the wash.

  2. CUT THE KNEES FOR A MODERN LOOK: The knees of the jeans become unraveled after some days. Make a small slit across both the knees and cut them. Use tweezers to pull the threads to distress the slit. You can do this all the way up to the thighs.

  3. CUFF YOUR JEANS IF THEY SEEM TOO LONG OR SHORT: If you have a pair of skinny jeans that are a bit too long, cuff them under and pin them. If you have a short pair of jeans, cuff them over and leave them.

  4. SET THE DYE:  Dark blue jeans are dyed to give them the look. In case during the wash, the dye comes off, immediately take out the jeans and put them in plain water and sprinkle a tablespoon of salt on them. Salt will help the dye to set and then you can wash the jeans without washing off the color.

  5. HEM TAPE IS A MUST HAVE: Jeans go well with all types of footwear provided that the jeans have an appropriate length. Use the hem tape to give your jeans the correct length.

  6. FIX THE AWKWARD FIT: Sometimes the jeans fit so snugly around the hips and thighs but the waistband of the jeans can be way too loose. You can simply resize the waistband with elastic. Cut about 2 – 3 inches of elastic and sew them over the waistband. The trick here is to sew them stretched so when you leave the elastic it tightens up the waistband.

  7. SKIP THE WASH: Jeans look a bit faded and washed out after some washes. To avoid this, fill your jeans in a plastic bag, seal them and throw the bag in the freezer. This is not exactly a wash but it will definitely kill bacteria and odor from the jeans. However, if you want to suck the dirt out of the jeans, you will have to wash it.

  8. SEW PATCHES ON THE CHAFFED AREAS: Jeans around the inner thighs and knees become chaffed due to friction. Cover them up by sewing patches over them. This will also give your jeans a new, trendy look.

  9. SEW PATCHES OVER POCKETS: Sew a cool fabric over the pockets of your jeans to overhaul them.

  10. SIZE IS JUST A NUMBER: There are different styles of jeans and different brands as well. The same size of different style jeans or brand may not fit you. The key here is to try them before you purchase them.

  11. WASH IN COLD WATER: Jeans have a tendency to shrink when washed with hot water. Throw them in cold water to wash them. Also, don’t blow dry them. Hang them to air dry.

  12. DON’T WASH DISTRESSED DENIM IN THE MACHINE: If you throw distressed denim in the washing machine, more likely they will shrink and will not look cute afterward. Try hand washing your distressed denim or reshape distressed denim with a steamer if you earlier put them in the washing machine.

  13. ZIP UP: Rarely do we see the zipper on the jeans staying up, exactly where it should be. To keep the zip up, pass a key ring through the zip. Before buttoning, pull the key ring up and latch it onto the button. Then button the jeans and your zip will always stay up.

  14. LOOSEN THE WAISTBAND: If you are unable to button the jeans because the waistband is way too tight, just spray some water on the waistband and around the button. Wait for 2 minutes and try again. The waistband will become lose and you will be able to button up your jeans.

  15. RECYCLE OLD JEANS: Put some bleaching powder in water and soak your old jeans in it overnight. Wash it and you will be able to see a brand new design on your old jeans.

Yogesh Chavan
Yogesh Chavan
I started writing on this blog in November 2011, with a keen interest with Indian Ethnic Fashion, Since I didn't have any experience or could not get an entry-level position or an internship, I made the decision for blogging to demonstrate my writing talents as well as my love of Indian Ethnic fashion. I posted my Indian style ideas and suggestions that help others try something new and to have fun in their clothes, regardless of Size. I generally disagree with the fashion standards of most people and do not believe in wearing clothes that fit your body shape.