Fabric Manipulation Topic Overview and Distressing Denim

Hi Everyone! Let's talk about something I like to call Fabric Manipulation!  

Follow along in this 4-part course as we learn the tricks of the trade! This topic covers distressing denim, using techniques like pintucks and ruching to create visual interest, working with fabric dyes, and more...

In part one, we'll take a closer look at distressing denim. I'll show you my favorite techniques to create authentic looking garments! A little wear goes a long way :)

In the video posted below, I share with you several hands on tutorials for creating this look. I hope this will encourage and inspire you to try something new!


Below is a list of patterns that use denim fabrics and are perfect canvases for these distressing techniques:

Pattern Overview (designs for denim)


    Week One task:

    • Watch the videos and pick one of the techniques illustrated - then pop over to the facebook group and share your work!

    Next Tuesday  - Week 2: Pin Tucks and Ruching


    Rhea Bush
    Rhea Bush

    March 30, 2018

    Will I be able to keep these lessons indefinitely and if so I’m not sure how. I have an iPad. Can you help me?


    March 05, 2018

    I got the jacket and would love to be able to watch videos, but my web service is very slow.

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