Bleached jeans? Yes please! When I saw Donna from Do Dodson Designs sporting her pair of bleached jeans I vowed I had to give it a try and I LOVE them!
Supplies I Used for my bleached jeans
- Jeans of your choice
- Stencil of your choice: I used Re-Designs Pochoirs 3D stencil I purchased a few years ago. Any stencil should work.
- Concentrated Clorox bleach
- Spray bottle or mister bottle
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Stenciling my bleached jeans
This has got to be the EASIEST and creative project I’ve seen yet!
Start with a clean pair of jeans (shorts, pants, jacket?), gather your stencil and spray bottle.
Thats’ it! Yah!
I searched through my box of stencils and found this one by ReDesign by Prima that I don’t believe is in stock anymore, sorry.
Stencils for your bleached jeans
But if you have a Silhouette personal cutter, you can make your own stencils for this project, or find a stencil you like at Dollar Tree or Hobby Lobby too!
If you want to check out how easy it is to make your own stencils, click here!
For my stencil I could have used adhesive spray on the backside to help tack the stencil down to my jeans, but to be honest, I was feeling lazy.
Since I was going for a semi rustic look I was ok with a little extra bleach here and there.
Prepping and Stenciling your bleached jeans
I folded my jeans in half, because I wanted to keep the bleach from reaching the other side once I started spraying.
With my regular spray bottle filled with just Clorox bleach, I held the stencil down with my hand and misted the bleach over the jeans and stencil.
If I had used my hairdresser mister, I probably could have gotten away with using less bleach since each spray bottle “sprays” a little differently.
I did not line the inside of my shorts to prevent bleach from seeping through, and since I had a few areas that I went over again, I did have a few spots on the backside, but they actually look rustic! Yah!
Caution! I sprayed my jeans on my porch. My OLD porch that we plan to replace soon and yes it bleached the floors, so make sure wherever you decide to do this project, protect the surface.
Once my jeans were bleached, I threw them in the washer and dryer and they were ready to wear.
I love how these turned out and yes I have worn them in town and I got several compliments on them.
Make sure to check out Donna’s jeans too at Do Dodson Designs and tell her I said ‘Hi!”.
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Hope you have a great week and happy crafting!
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