Better Than New: Nine Brilliant DIYs To Refresh Your Wardrobe

The DIY: Frayed Hem Jeans

Level Of Effort: Small

What You Need: Skinny or straight legs jeans (this is much harder to pull off with looser fits, so just save those for making cut-off shorts—another easy DIY!), sharp scissors, tailor's chalk, a ruler.

How It's Done: Before cutting anything, experiment with different inseams in front of the mirror. Once you find what crop best flatters you, tag the spot with chalk. Then take your jeans off, use the ruler to make a guide line and cut. Repeat the process on the other side, and exaggerate the fraying by pulling a few threads loose (a few washes helps with that, too).

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Don't make that seasonal trip to the consignment store quite yet! You're going to want that pile of cast-off clothing around after you've read through the nine easy-to-follow fashion DIYS in the slideshow above. Click through to breath new life into your old stuff.

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