This bleached-out retro look from the '80s is back! And, it’s so easy to recreate. The secret is to use black dye on white jeans.
Step 1:- Wash jeans with warm water and mild detergent.
- Rinse and squeeze out excess water.
- Scrunch up jeans, beginning from the bottom of each leg and working toward the top.
Step 2:- Wrap each leg with rubber bands.
Step 3:- Then wrap legs and top of jeans together.
Note: The tighter the rubber bands are tied, the more white area there will be.
- Soak tied jeans in warm water, if not wet.
Step 4:- Cover work surface with plastic table cover.
- Wearing rubber gloves, shake bottle of black dye and pour into a measuring cup. Add 1 cup salt and 4 cups very hot tap water (140°F); stir.
Note: If your tap water is not hot, heat water in the microwave or in a tea kettle.
- Test dye color by dipping small piece of scrap fabric in dye bath.
-Add 1 gallon very hot tap water; stir.
- Immerse wrapped wet jeans into dye bath. Let set for 20 minutes. To help dye penetration, turn jeans occasionally and push down with spoon.
-Lift jeans from dye bath and remove rubber bands.
- Rinse jeans in cool water until water runs clear. Then launder in warm water with a mild detergent; rinse and hang to dry.