I started with an old denim jacket my son had outgrown.
What you will need is Sissors, tweezers, a butter knife (optional), pumice stone, bleach, spray bottle and gloves.
Take your jacket and cut off the sleeves. I like to leave about a quarter of an inch so that I can fray around the edges.
I use tweezers to fray the edges by pulling at the threads all around. You can also use the sharp end of scissors and run it across as well.
Time to start distressing! I love the distressed look on jeans, I can’t get enough! There are several ways to accomplish this. I like to use Scissors and tweezers for this. Simply make two cut marks parallel to each other, once you do this, you can slowly start pulling out the blue threads, leaving the white ones showing.
Lay the denim on a flat surface. Fade the area you want to distress with a pumice stone or scissors, rubbing it against the area in a back-and-forth motion. Continue rubbing until you achieve the desired amount of fading. There is no specific way to do this, have fun!
Once you have finished this you will need gloves, bleach and a spray bottle. I used an old hairspray bottle for this, it worked just fine, so anything you have around works. I used half water and half bleach, I recommend pouring this outside, especially if you have children and wear those gloves!
Now find a place you can lay out the jean jacket. Spray the jacket as you like, I went crazy and did this all over but you can see it sprayed more in some spots than others. Let the jacket sit in the sun for a min of 5 minutes, I did 15, it depends on how faded of a look you are going for.
Once finished, put the jacket in the washer under a rinse cycle to get all of the excess bleach off and then do a normal wash and dry cycle. And you are done!
Here is what the finished product on my 15 month old. It goes perfect with any outfit!