DIY Denim

DIY whisker on you jeans | My Jeans’s

Posted On November 27, 2018 at 12:34 pm by / No Comments

Hi Guys, This is Danial Lokard,

Your denim dude and guide, today I am going to tell you how to make the whiskers by your self, before that let me tell you what is whiskers and how it comes on your jeans naturally, but before that you need to understand how the denim is made, and what is raw or rigid denim.

so lets start with how denim is made, denim is yarn made with blue indigo on top of one side

its a hard-wearing cotton twill fabric, typically blue and used for jeans and other clothing, Basically Denim is a sturdy cotton warp-faced textile in which the weft passes under two or more warp threads. This twill weaving produces a diagonal ribbing that distinguishes it from cotton duck
The most common Denim is indigo denim, in which the warp thread is dyed, while the weft thread is left white, so one side (top) is dyed with blue indigo and back side is white, giving unique look to the denim
Now What is Raw or Rigid Denim, Raw or Rigid Denim is denim which is 100% cotton, and unwashed, this denim is hard in nature bit rigid and as its 100% cotton its bit starchy and strong,
Every jeans made, which people wear be it Rigid or Lycra first sewed in raw format, fabric cut through pattern blocking and then sewed on different machine, once all done, it’s sent to wash, there are several kind of wash depending on type of indigo each wash will give unique effect to denim, very basic wash is hard wash or stone wash, which make new fabric little bit worn out and softer look, and make it softer,
after that the denim becomes wearable, now lets move forward to whiskers, whiskers are very unique, this are the pattern on your denim which comes after long wearing and use of it, based on your regular wearing the pattern comes on your denim which gives it good looking feel and pattern which looks like marks made on indigo in different shade, this happens as you wear it, but don’t wash your denim often or wash inside out but still not too often, This is why you shall not wash your denim , if you want to give it very unique and vintage look, preserve its indigo and it will become more and more sexy, but it takes time to get natural whiskers generated, in factory Subtle horizontal lines that many jeans have along the thighs or wear points for a perfectly well-worn look. To craft it, we first draw lines on the jeans with sandpaper, and then stonewash them.

how can you make your own whiskers without waiting too long?

here are some tricks you can use to make whiskers on your best fitting custom jeans you can use sand paper, mark the area where you want to get the fading effect, and rub it smoothly (don’t be so hard on it) so that layer of indigo with fade out with sand paper, rub it in a gradual pattern giving gradient effect of same,

second wear the jeans and seat on couch of table , you will see the lines from crotch to sides coming due to seating posture, rub sand paper on that from top to bottom, which will fade out the indigo from top of the line pattern leaving the indigo below line intact, will give instant whiskers effect, you can put sand paper on drill machine or rolling motor mechanism and move drill machine from side over the jeans where you want to fade out the indigo, do as it please you, and you will have some custom made jeans with whiskers of your own

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