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I bought a pair of Levi's recently, I decided to customise them. I wanted to create a pair of Levi's similar to the ones you can buy at runwaydreamz but without there massive $140-60 price tag.
What you will need:
strong denim jeans or ready made shorts (make sure its strong or the bleach will pull the fabric apart)
glass of water
Dylon Hand Wash Dye.
Salt for the dye
1. cut the legs off the jeans, cut on a diagonal line, It's best to mark the line with a pen. Cut to a length where there is still room if you go wrong also pull the lining of the pockets out so that you don't cut them whilst cutting the legs.
2: Get your stuff together.
3. pour the bleach on and wait for about 5 Min's, then test to see if it has worked then put shorts on a short cycle in the washing machine or if you don't have access to one, wash them well in a sink entil the bleach has all gone.
3.now you can cut them again now you have done the bleaching and rinsing.
4: rub bits of with sandpaper to create a distressed/worn look.
after you have rubbed it with sandpaper if you put it in a tumble dryer (on its own) It will get a more commercial finish to the holes and frays.
5: this step is optional but i added some studs to my shorts you can buy them very cheaply on eBay.
6. if you want to dye them there are an array of different dylon HAND WASH dyes to buy online or in stores like dunelm mill. Then follow the instructions and dip the shorts in for about 45 Min's. Once dyed wash the dye out and you should be left with something like this. Also once you have used the dye please be kind to our planet, if you have any squash bottles or milk bottles that are empty and clean re-bottle the dye and it works just as well the second time and it doesn't cost you a penny.
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