D.I.Y.: How to Distress Your Denim the Madewell Way

Michelle Scanga

Have you ever attempted to distress a pair of jeans, only to have your D.I.Y. project quickly turn into an at-home disaster? Don’t worry—we’ve been there. To avoid a denim dilemma, we looked to Madewell, a brand known for their denim expertise. After taking a trip to the brand’s Los Angeles-based washhouse and receiving tips from the head designer, Somsack Sikhounmuong, we can proudly say we’ve now mastered this denim D.I.Y. project—the Madewell way, of course! 

Scroll through to take a peek inside the brand’s denim-filled washhouse and learn what it takes to distress your jeans like the pros. 

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