I recently tried ripping and distressing my jeans. I just used an old pair of jeans and an x-acto knife. I started out by trying to fray the denim. It took a while since I was trying to go for a more frayed look and since I was still experimenting... Unfortunately it didn't really work out... and now I just have some messy holes in my jeans. It's apparent that I'm going to need to work on this skill. Hopefully, one day in the near future I will master it! But for now, I'm just going to have to deal with some messy holes in my jeans.
Here are the distressing photos: