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Dyed Designer Jeans on a DIY Budget
After seeing so many sublime marbled jean treatments in the fashion blogs lately, I thought... "Hey, why can't I just make my own trendi-licious grey jeans?" I did just that and it turned out to be easy and fun too.

Posted by edie d. from New York, New York, United States • Published See edie d.'s 41 projects »
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  • How to paint a pair of painted jeans. Gray Marbled Jeans - Step 1
    Step 1

    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.

  • How to paint a pair of painted jeans. Gray Marbled Jeans - Step 2
    Step 2

    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. Let's mix up some dye!

    5-- Mix 2 boxes of Pearl Grey dye with 1 cup of salt in 4 cups of very hot 140Ëš water. If your tap water's not hot enough, just heat some in the microwave or tea kettle.

  • How to paint a pair of painted jeans. Gray Marbled Jeans - Step 3
    Step 3

    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.

  • How to paint a pair of painted jeans. Gray Marbled Jeans - Step 4
    Step 4

    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.

  • How to paint a pair of painted jeans. Gray Marbled Jeans - Step 5
    Step 5

    Here's all the supplies that I used. They don't seem to be uploading right on the sidebar.

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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
must try
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Sky N.
Sky N. · 11 projects
adorable! you should do a how to like your zebra pattern scarf but for pants!
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