Shoe trends and links for women who have CMT, MS, EDS, And other neurological disorders and wear AFOs

You are going to LOVE this frayed jeans DIY! It’s one of my favorite ways to repurpose jeans and has added a lot to my wardrobe without a big expense.

One of the easiest ways to update an old pair of jeans is to cut off the bottom seam. Some skinny jeans taper close to the bottom and, by cutting the fixed seam, they may become stretchy enough to fit over an afo and pair with either high-top sneakers or ankle wrapped sandals. You can also easily update slim, straight, flare and bootcut style denim.

This is a super easy DIY cut off ankle jeans project that even those with hand neuropathy can do (check out my post about hand weakness hacks). Don’t worry about an uneven edge. It will look purposeful. If you have trouble cutting, ask a friend to help. Here are the steps:

  • Use chalk and a measuring tape to mark cut lines about two inches above the current seam in order to hit at the bottom ankle.
  • Use scissors to cut the marked chalk lines. (Don’t worry if it’s not perfect!)
  • For more fraying, sandpaper can be used on the ends.
  • Pull any loose threads you don’t want.
  • Throw jeans in washer and dryer.

There you have it. Easy peasy DIY frayed jeans people will think you spent big money on high end fraying denim fashion when all it took is a few minutes, a pair of scissors, a tape measure, sandpaper, and a good washing! Woalah!

For additional DIY and hacks for those with invisible disabilities, check out my other hacks here.

Or, if you are interested in more fashion ideas, you will love my post about Fall Fashion ideas where I mention this DIY frayed jean post and outfits including the footwear, accessories and more!

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