In this entry, I mentioned that one of my 2011 goals was to take on more DIY projects, beginning with this denim jacket I bought specifically for shredding. I thought it was going to take me until next year to finish this jacket, especially since I stopped working on it for over a week due to my back injury and googling good deals on direct mail printing (bahahaaha).
Well… I am making progress, omg. I picked it up again over the weekend and discovered a technique that makes shredding faster. If I work on this for at least half an hour each day, I might be done by the end of the month!
I know it looks like crap with the lack of horizontal shredding. My plan is to shred the entire jacket first before deciding which parts/chunks of white thread to snip away.
Brooke asked for my technique~* and I will try my best to explain with words and photos. I am obviously not a pro at shredding and if you have any techniques or tips that will make my life easier (and my fingers happier), please share!
It’s pretty simple, really, and I wish I had figured this out earlier.
Cut/snip two horizontal lines a few (or a ton, as what I am planning to do with my jacket’s middle panel) inches away from each other. Make sure you only snip away at the vertical threads.
Then snip vertically like so.
Loosen the vertical threads and you’ll be able to pick and pull at them with ease using your fingers!
BUT HELGA, THAT’S HOW EVERYONE DOES IT, DUH. WHY ARE YOU TELLING ME THINGS I ALREADY KNOW.
Because prior to this, I used my seam ripper to do everything, ok. Even my laundry.