Make your denim as unique as you are. Our Levi’s® Master Tailor break down the easiest ways to distress, patch, repair & customize your favorite denim pieces – all on your own. See All Videos < Prev Next > How to Distress Denim Step by Step Step 1: Find your natural wear spots. Step 2: Choose your weapon to distress wear spots. Step 3: For light distressing, press firmly with gloves. For medium distressing, sand wear spots and seams. For heavy distressing, graze wear spots with a dremel. Step 4: Wash and hang dry. How to Reinforce Your Denim Step by Step Step 1: Cut fabric in place. Step 2: Wax your thread. Step 3: Start your stitch. Step 4: Cover entire patch. Step 5: Overlap in any direction. Step 6: Get creative. The pattern is up to you. How to Chain Stitch Denim Step by Step Step 1: Outline your design. Step 2: Start with a straight stitch. Step 3: Loop back through previous stitch. Step 4: Continue your chain stitch. Step 5: Finish your pattern. Step 6: Tie it off. Step 7: Admire your handiwork. How to Customize Your Trucker Jacket Step by Step Step 1: Trace the seams on your jacket’s back panel. Step 2: Rip side seams – just the inner stitch. Step 3: Tuck fabric into seams and pin. Step 4: Sew shoulder seam and waistband. How to Add Panels To Your Jeans Step by Step Step 1: Mark where you want your panels. Step 2: Trace lines from your marks. Step 3: Measure & mark your fabric. Step 4: Cut panels to size. Step 5: Rip the outside seams within the marks. Step 6: Pin the panels in place. Step 7: Sew the panels. Step 8: Flip inside out. Step 9: Sew outside seam closed. How to Make Cut-Offs Step by Step Step 1: Choose your length. Step 2: Mark your line. Step 3: Make the chop. Step 4: Distress to perfection. Step 5: Wash to finalize the look. How to Repair Your Favorites Step by Step Step 1: Cut fabric to size – slightly larger than hole. Step 2: Pin fabric in place. Step 3: Hand-stitch around hole. How to Pin-Tuck & Crop Your Jeans Step by Step Step 1: Cuff to your length. Step 2: Mark your pin-tuck line. Center it on your leg. Step 3: Chop off your hems. Step 4: Trace along the pin-tuck lines. Step 5: Double-check your lines on the body. Step 6: Fold & press your lines. Step 7: Sew 1/8” along the line. How to Taper Your Jeans Step by Step Step 1: Pin your leg taper. Step 2: Rip out the ankle hems. Step 3: Trace a line along the pins. Step 4: Sew your line. This will be the new inseam. Step 5: Rip out the old inseam. Step 6: Iron your new inseam flat. Step 7: Sew the ankle hems. How to Get The Destructed Look Step by Step Step 1: Mark the area to cut with pins. Step 2: Cut away the hole. Step 3: Put a hard board inside the leg. Step 4: Work the rip with sandpaper & a picker. Step 5: Wash to finalize the look. All Customization Videos Want help from a pro? Find a Levi’s® Tailor Shop near you. SAN FRANCISCO//NYC//BROOKLYN Find a Store Want to be the first to know about new DIY ideas and how to order customized Levi’s® styles?