Denim will forever be one of the essential fashion staples in everyone's wardrobe, no matter where you're from, and we all have a favorite pair. Whether you love dark, medium or light washes, bell-bottoms, straight leg or skinny (or maybe all of the above) chances are, one of these nifty jeans hacks will take your trusty pair to the next level. Click on to learn how to personalize the denim you already own and breathe new life into them at the same time with a little ingenuity.
How to Make the Waist Bigger on Jeans
There is nothing worse than realizing your favorite pair of jeans have become too small in the waist. Simply alter the waistband to fit once again with only minor sewing skills.
How to Turn Regular Jeans into Skinny Jeans
Show off that fancy footwear while achieving a whole new denim vibe by easily converting your flares into skinny jeans.
How to Make Perfect Ripped Jeans
Ripped jeans have gone mainstream and aren't just for the punks anymore. Try out this trend for yourself on a pair of old jeans with our easy tutorial.
Embroidered Bell Bottom Inserts Tutorial
Sick of the monotony of straight leg jeans? The perfect pair of wide leg bell bottoms is some embroidered denim and four straight seams away from becoming a reality.
How to Stencil a Design on Jeans with Bleach
Fair warning: once you try out this DIY, none of your denim will be safe (but it will be super cute).
How to Turn Pants Into Shorts
Keeping up with your kid's growth spurts can get pricey, but don't buy new. Simply convert those high-waters into shorts and let the kiddos pick out fun fabric to add pizazz.
How to Reattach an Original Jeans Hem
Short people know the struggle: newly hemmed denim just doesn't look quite as good as the original. To retain the authentic style of your jeans when altering them, reattach the original hem.
How to Bleach Jeans in a Washer
A washing machine is the perfect basin in which to lighten up your denim while softening them in only a few hours, using our fool-proof bleaching process.
Floral Embroidery for Jeans Tutorial
All you'll need for this super cute look is some jeans from your closet, 1/2-yard of embroidered fabric, sharp scissors and some iron-on adhesive paper. Oh, and our handy tutorial, of course.
How to Shrink Denim Jeans
For when your jeans are the perfect wash but just a hair too big, shrink the material for a more snug fit.
How to Lighten Your Black Jeans
What do you do when your go-to black jeans begin to fade unevenly? Simply wash them with chlorine bleach to lighten the color and get a whole new look.
How to Wash White Jeans
Properly washing your white jeans is crucial in order to keep them whiter for longer, while removing stains and preventing other colors from bleeding onto them.
How to Decorate a Jean Jacket with a Floral Print
Customize your favorite summer layering piece with a bright floral appliqué to match your #mood. All you'll need for this project is an iron-on adhesive and a handful of pins.
How to Take in the Waist on a Pair of Blue Jeans
You already learned how to make the waist on your favorite jeans bigger, and here's how to make 'em smaller.
Technique for Fading Jeans
This fading process will appear to be everyday wear-and-tear, creating a more natural look. Plus, the gentle fading techniques used will expand the life of your jeans tenfold.