DIY: How to make acid washed jeans with bleach | Fashion Friday

It's Fashion Friday! Tons of you asked for a tutorial after I posted pics of my daughter's homemade acid washed jeans on my Instagram, so here it is!

I must admit that this was SUPER FUN! I'm gonna do it to my own jeans next!

HOW TO MAKE ACID WASHED JEANS WITH BLEACH

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Household Bleach
  • Water
  • Dark Jeans (I recommend these because they are cute & cheap)
  • Rubberbands
  • A Bucket
  • Rubber gloves (optional...I did not use, but it's probably safer)
Step 1: Begin by tying small knots in your jeans with the rubberbands. Try to wad them up and fold them as you add the rubberbands. I used like, 50 rubber bands.
STEP 2:  Add about 80 ounces of water to the bucket and an entire container of household bleach (about 120 ounces). Then put your wadded & banded jeans in the bucket.
STEP 3: Let your jeans sit for about an hour. Then check to see if you are getting the desired look. You may need to flip your jeans and let them sit another hour if they aren't fully submerged in the water/bleach mixture.
Continue checking your jeans until you get the look you are going for. **We had to let these jeans soak for over 6 hours until we got the look we wanted. 
STEP 4: Once the jeans are finished soaking in the bleach bucket, take them out of the bucket with gloved hands. Rinse the bleach out of the jeans on a sidewalk (so you don't ruin your grass) with water from a hose.
STEP 5: Wash them in the washer ALONE (with no other clothing) in cold water. Then dry them in the dryer.
VOILA! You now have a unique pair of jeans that looks amazing! Feel free to comment below if you have any questions.
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