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ediefashion
« on: February 19, 2010 02:11:07 PM »


I decided to make my own trendy marble-effect dyed jeans and it turned out to be easy and fun.  Here's what I used:
2 Boxes of Rit Pearl Grey Dye
Prewashed White Cotton Jeans
Salt
4Cup Measuring Cup
Large Spoon
2 Gallon Plastic Container
4 Large Rubber Bands
Rubber Gloves
Plastic Table Cover


1--Scrunch up your pre-washed jeans, starting from the bottom of the leg all the way to the waist.

2--Wrap each leg with rubber bands.
3--Then wrap legs and top of jeans together. Note: A tighter binding will produce more white areas.
4--Soak the jeans in warm water for a few minutes. Now, cover your work surface with plastic and grab those rubber gloves.
5-- Mix 2 boxes of Pearl Grey dye with 1 cup of salt in 4 cups of very hot 140˚ water. If your tap water's not hot enough, just heat some in the microwave or tea kettle.
6-- You can test your dye color by dipping a fabric scrap in the dye bath. If the color is too dark, add more water to adjust. If it's too light, just add some more dye powder.

7-- Add 1 gallon of very hot water and stir well. Immerse your wrapped, wet jeans and let set for 20 minutes. To help the dye penetrate, occasionally turn and push down with a big spoon.

8-- Lift from the dye bath and remove the rubber bands. Rinse in cool water until water runs clear. Wash in warm water with mild detergent, rinse and hang dry.
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010 03:14:34 PM »

Great post! these are really cute..nice tute
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010 07:03:53 AM »

Cute! It makes some nice fabric. Good tute.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2010 09:30:40 AM »

So it's actually easier than I thought!!!  Shocked
Nice colorrrrrr~
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010 12:08:13 AM »

those turned out great , and it seems way easier to dye the light jeans than it would have been to bleach out dark jeans ... good idea
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010 05:53:55 AM »

Wow, those are pretty rad. They turned out great:)
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2010 08:54:57 AM »

Love them! Take some sandpaper to 'em and give 'em a distressed look and I think that'd be my fave pair of jeans I'd ever laid eyes on.  Kiss
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2010 09:19:35 AM »

Hey thanks for the shout-out!  These jeans were really fun to make and super easy. I like the idea of hitting them with sandpaper to distress them. Might just give that a go. Thanks for the tip!

I did a pair of black jeans too that have a little slicker look. Maybe I'll upload those too.

Again, thanks for the big ♡!
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010 05:12:33 PM »

I like the idea of hitting them with sandpaper to distress them. Might just give that a go. Thanks for the tip!

No problem. I'm always stealing tips, tutorials and ideas for inspiration from this website. I might as well return the favor while I'm at it, right?!  Wink
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