If you have a raggedy pair of jeans hanging at the back of your closet, you should think about tie dying it in order to renew it fantastically. Tie dying is basically a very simple process in which only the selected areas of the fabric are exposed to your favorite color dye to get the desired trendy look.
If you are novice to tie dyeing, then it will be a fun project and a fashion statement for you. Jeans made from denim fabric are best to tie and dye as they smoothly absorb the color.
Things you will need to tie and dye jeans:
- A pair of jeans – jeans can be anything like jacket, trouser etc
- Rubber bands
- Rubber gloves
- A bucket
Now, grab rubber bands and tie them to the jeans. These can be many as you want.
Note: There is no hard and fast rule in adding the rubber band to the jeans. Therefore, the more rubber bands you tie to your jeans, the darker patches you will have in the end.
Now, let the jeans sit in the water-bleach mixture for a few hours, checking frequently. If you want the tie dye parts light in color, then your time should not exceed 30 minutes. If you want dark tie dye, then soak the jeans for at least one hour.
Note: Place something heavy on the soaked jeans in order to keep it under the bleach water. You can use a clean brick for this purpose.
Once you are satisfied with the attained tie dye color of your jeans, rinse it in clean cold water. Place it in another bucket of plain water for around ½ hour and wash it as usual.