Jeans, jeans, jeans. To put it simply, we love them – always have, always will. But sometimes we want to mix it up and take our jeans to a whole new level. Rather than going out and buying a new style, though, we have the tips you need to spice up traditional denim with a little “makeover,” or, err, make-under, if you will. So, if, like us, you are always searching for that perfectly distressed looking pair of jeans, rather than putting one pair through a series of washes (we’re a tad impatient and the process isn’t exactly fast) or spending a mini-fortune to have someone do it for us, we have finally found a quick, DIY solution - perfect for a rainy day project!
How To Fade Your Jeans Fast…
Wanna know the secret? It’s bleach! So, here’s what you’re going to do: Get yourself a pair of rubber gloves (you’ll need them!) and place your jeans flat on an old sheet or towel (in a laundry room or garage for even more safety).
Dip a sponge in the bleach and squeeze out the excess before stroking the pant’s legs from top to bottom, emphasizing the areas you want to fade more (like around your knees). Do the fronts of both legs before turning the pants around and repeating the process on the back side of the jeans.
As soon as you have finished bleaching the jeans, make sure to wash the jeans in a full cycle wash with cold water (and without any other clothes!)
How To Make Holes In Your Jeans…
For natural looking holes or rips in your jeans, use a sharp pocketknife or pumice stone to rub the desired area. Rub perpendicularly until you create your desired hole.
Continue to fray the edges until you create the hole of your desired size.
Wash and dry the jeans to control further fraying