So, I’ve been wanting a pair of mint/turquoise skinny jeans…since I absolutely couldn’t find them anywhere, I decided to take matters into my own hands.
Things you’ll need: An old pair of jeans, bleach(if they aren’t already white), needle and thread and dye. Here are a few pictures to show you my process. If you have any questions on the method just leave me a comment!
The first step is finding the perfect pair of jeans, or maybe just a pair you never wear. For me it was these white jeans. I have no idea why I bought them, except that they were on super sale, either way I never wear them and since they are white, it just makes things easier!
Note: If you’re going to use a regular pair of jeans, bleach goes along way! You may have to bleach them a few times but it can be done.
I love, love, love the rolled up look thats in right now so I decided to cut my jeans a little shorter, fold and hem them up where I like them. (Helpful hint: Cutting them keeps the fold from being so bulky.)
When you’re ready to dye, you should fill a stainless steel sink or bucket with boiling hot water and 1/4 a cup of salt. Next you’ll stir in the dye. Once the dye is all dissolved, it’s time to throw in your jeans!
For the first 15 minutes, you’ll stir the jeans in the dye. Depending on the color you’re wishing to achieve, you may want to take you jeans out right away. If you want them to be darker, add about 45 minutes stirring every so often.
(Helpful hint: Keep in mind, the longer you leave the fabric in the dye…the darker the color will be.)
When you’ve achieved the desired color, rinse the jeans with cool water. To remove any excess dye, wash jeans ALONE in the washer with warm water.
Once you’re jeans are dry you’re ready to wear them out in style!
Here is another photo of my finished product. I’m very happy with the way my jeans turned out and can’t wait to wear them! I wish you the best of luck if you decide to try this. Also, don’t be afraid to mess up! If you’re like me, you haven’t worn those jeans you’re thinking of in forever. You have nothing to lose!