DIY: How to Distress Your Denim the Madewell Way

Have you ever attempted to distress a pair of jeans, only to have your DIY project quickly turn into an at-home disaster? Don’t worry—we’ve been there. To avoid another denim dilemma, though, we looked to Madewell, a brand known for its 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 DIY 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.