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Topic: Various Techniques for Making T-Shirts/Clothes Look & Feel Vintage  (Read 119717 times)
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« Reply #150 on: April 18, 2006 01:56:56 PM »

Just to point out I find that thin bleach is a lot weaker than thick bleach and lemon juice is not only weaker it really does need the sun to help it out.
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« Reply #151 on: May 11, 2006 08:54:30 PM »

I dunno if anyone told you this...
cause my comp. is soooooo slow I can't check every post...
But I do the off the shoulder thing alot with shirts I buy at goodwill...
I cut the top of the shirt so it works...
here's some pics...
I hope it helps...


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« Reply #152 on: May 20, 2006 03:10:34 PM »

I'm interested in giving my t-shirts (think dark colors, probably a couple baseball shirts) a vintage, retro type look. Basically just fading the logo.

If you know anything about this process, or different ways to do this, please post it. I have a couple shirts I need to get done by the end of the weekend.

It seems like alot of people in here know what they're doing, so I appreciate any help I can get!
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« Reply #153 on: May 20, 2006 03:25:58 PM »

why don't you try reading thru this thread... https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=7746.0

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« Reply #154 on: May 20, 2006 03:32:33 PM »

thank you so much.
I just got more info through that thread than I could've gotten anywhere else.

thanks again!
« Reply #155 on: May 20, 2006 11:00:12 PM »

Actually I tried both ammonia and bleach with salt, leaving it in a plastic dark bag for 4 days and then washed everything. It didnt do anything! Maybe because I didnt let it dry to the sun, but the ammonia was just tooo stinky. I did make little frayed edges on the shirts sleeves and collars. Sanding them works, but you also have to sand your fingers, which hurts and takes too long. You can also stretch the edges and lightly run a sharp razor blade over them till it makes little fabric-fluff-pills.

For an instant old look, you can try wearing it inside out, sometimes the logo shines just about through which looks cool enough.

I do still have this "distressing shirts" on my to do list, so I'll post whenever I find a way that DOES work. Good luck. x L

« Reply #156 on: May 21, 2006 07:09:10 AM »

i don't know how much this will help you, but if you plan on stenciling or silkscreening your own logos onto shirts (preferably light-coloured), you can reverse the image and put it on the wrong side of the shirt, so when it's right side out, the colours look lighter and faded. i have never done this myself but they do it on t-shirts at american eagle.

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« Reply #157 on: June 06, 2006 04:22:03 PM »

Didn't have time to read thru to see if anyone else had posted this, but if you want to make holes in fabric, especially jeans, to make them look old and worn, the best way i find is to do this:
Get a large round rock that'dd fit inside the jean leg, and won't move around too much, then either using another rock, a hammer, or a rolling pin, beat the hell out of the same area.
This crushes the material until it starts to disintergrate. Then, one or 2 washes later, and you have your holes.
This is how i used to do all mine back in the day Smiley

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« Reply #158 on: June 28, 2006 11:11:09 AM »

Has anyone tried using hydrogen peroxide to soften and fade clothes? I've got a bright yellow t-shirt I want to try it on since I heard it was a bleaching agent but it wasn't as harsh as regular bleach.
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« Reply #159 on: June 28, 2006 11:53:28 AM »

mm.. you're right that it's a bleaching agent and it's less harmfull than actual bleach (my gran dyed her hair with bleach.. the color was wonderfull yet all her hair wasn't attatched to her head anymore..)

i think it would do more than lemon and less than regular bleach

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