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Wondering how to make use of those old jeans in your closet? Maybe you have some jeans that are too short, or maybe, you just want to change the color from blue to yellow! This technique will show you how to turn old jeans into cute cutoffs and also how to dye your shorts whatever color you want: Pink, Yellow, Green, Purple, etc.

Technique Materials

Blue Jeans, Scissors, Pen, Bleach, Plastic Gloves, Stir Stick, Bucket, Water, Soda Ash Dye Fixer, Garment Dye, Salt

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    Oct 23, 2012, 06.25 PMby wovenwaters

    Do yourself a favor and bleach in the bucket outside on the porch, unless your bathroom is very ventilated, and I’m not talking about an exhaust fan. I breathed in too much bleach and it burned my eyes, nose and throat. I felt better after a couple hours outside in the fresh air, but I had a sore throat for 3 days after.

    Also, immediately after bleaching pour a bleach neutralizer on it to prevent the bleach from continuing to damage the fabric. Even though I rinsed the jeans right away after bleaching them I think the bleach was still in the fabric and that’s why after they were whole, and dyed a beautiful aqua they completely disintegrated in the wash. :( Total fail. Here’s a link about protecting fabric from bleach: http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/neutralizingdischarge.shtml

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