Well you probably have a couple of plain or old Jeans that you no longer like the look 🙂
I am here to the rescue !
Don’t throw them away ..
Check these ideas on what you can do …right at the comfort of your house …
- Aztech Print Jeans
- Pants of your choice
- Bleaching Agent
- Permanent Marker
-Dip the length of your choice into the bleach.
-Leave it for approximately 2hrs..
-If the jeans are a medium wash it is easier to lighten them .
-Wash the bleach out and dry them up .
-Start drawing your pattern once dry. (You could see a couple of photos to inspire you before starting.)
-You can draw exactly the same pattern on the other leg.
And that’s it !!
2. Tie and Dye Denim !
You may need:
- A sponge.
- Dyes of your choice
- White pair of Jeans
-Using the sponge brush ,paint strokes on the front side of the jeans (Start with the lightest colour).
-Paint strokes with the next darkest colour .
-Once the front side is fully painted let it dry and do the same for the back side.
-Don’t forget about the side seams .. Paint strokes to connect the back and front sides.
-Let dry. And Try On ! Let’s Dance !!
You can mix colours to get the one you like .
Remember …using less dye and more water gives a lighter colour.
3. Patriotic Pants 🙂
You will require:
- a pair of jeans
- an old Kenyan tshrt or cloth with the Kenyan colours of the flag.
-Turn the jeans inside out .
-Use safety pins to attach the fabric to the bottom portion of your leg.
-You can use a different design for each leg.
-Sew the fabric up to the knee region.
-Turn back right-side out and roll up the cuffs to reveal your patriotic pants !
4. Animal Pattern Jeans
This is definitely gonna be your best choice if you don’t know how to sew.
-Revamp your favourite jeans by bleaching a pattern on it.
-Literally paint the pattern with the bleach.
-Ensure you protect your hands with gloves and make sure you air the room .
-You can test your skill first using water .
Wait for about 20mins. you can wait longer if you want to have a stronger bleach effect.
-Wash your jeans without detergent and let them dry.
You are done !!
5. Ombre Jeans.
Everyone has that pair of faded black jeans .
They look rugged and totally spoil the look .
We have a solution !
-Put the bleaching agent in a container .. or a metallic bucket.
-Depending on the kind of design you want ..
-Starting from around the knee region ..dip the half of it into the bleach and leave it for a while ,..till you see a colour change.
-You can remove the upper part and you continue bleaching the lower parts to give an ombre look.
-Wash your jeans without detergent and let it dry.
Rock the new look !
6. Leather Insert
Do not get rid of that old leather handbag or jacket .
This requires a bit of expertise in tailoring.
-Cut out the section of your jeans where you want the leather to be inserted.
-You will need a larger leather material to have an allowance for sewing.
-The stitches should be on the inner side of the pants.
-Neatly fold the edges of the leather material and sew them on the inner side of the denim.
-Do the same to the side seam .
You can definitely ask for assistance on this one !
- Old pair of your favorite jeans!
- Sewing thread & Needle (Pick a color that closely matches your jeans)
The same way the leather material is put .
The lace uses the same method.
Let’s bring back lace with a bang !
8. Dotted Jeans
You will require:
- A pair of denim
- fabric paint
- a circular sponge(size of your choice)
- a ruler
- tailors chalk
-Spread out your pair of pants on a flat surface .
-Measure and mark the sections of the pants that you want to put the polka dots using tailors chalk.
-Dip the sponge in the fabric paint and press it on the jeans .
-Wait for the front side to dry completely so that the paint is not all smudged up.
-Do the same for the back side.
-When completely dry .. Wear your “brand new” pants !!!
Let me know of what you think of these ideas 🙂
I mean .. you can even start a business !
I want a percentage of the profits .. lol !!
Bring out the designer in you !