July 2016 Monki DIY

The uneven hem

Along being in love with the current denim customisation street style trend, we’re also in love with shoes. A lot. And to make your jeans and shoes a truly stunning style story made in denim heaven, Alex, Monki’s denim department concept designer, shared with us this jeanious hack, the uneven hem; customised jeans that will frame your fave shoes perfectly.

You will need:
  • Sharp scissors
    Tape measure or ruler
    Jeans: we recommend an original 100% organic cotton denim pair like Kimomo or Taiki.

  • Step 1: Mark them

    Mark a straight line across on the front panel of your jeans around 7cm up from the bottom.

    Step 2: Cut them

    First cut up the front panel of the jeans, 1/2 cm in from the side hem. You don’t want to cut directly on the hem. Then, cut across the jeans following the chalk line you marked.
    Pro tip: Using your fingers, pull at the loose threads and fray the raw edges a little. Over time and washing these the raw hem will naturally fray more.

    Step 4: Wear them

    Ta-dah! Your new uneven hems are ready to to frame a killer pair of shoes like our lace ups. Jeanious!

    See the other Jeanious hacks
    The roll out hem,
    The fringed hem,
    The patched jacket,
    The stitch of love,
    The pocketless and
    How to unwash

    See all the Jeanious hacks on Pinterest