old denim jacket
scissors OR seam ripper
sandpaper (optional for distressing)
dryer (also optional for distressing step)
2. Go for it! Rip or cut off those sleeves!
3. I looked to Jayme's tips for distressing denim to add a little wear to my jacket. Take the scissors (a razor would work too) and scrape some of the denim. I chose to work on places tat might get naturally frayed like the collar and pocket edges, as well as the bottom hem.
4. Once you've done your scraping, go over it with some sandpaper, and then throw it in the dryer. This will help bring out some of the threads (as well as begin the fraying process of your sleeves if you went that direction).
Tada! That was easy. Now I have my very own denim vest for the summer, made from something I was no longer wearing. I can't wait to rock this over my sundresses...and bump. I think I may even take some time to distress it further so it has more of a vintage vibe.