While scrolling through TikTok or Instagram, you’ve probably noticed the half-bleach jeans trend. It’s the perfect way to give life to an old pair of denim, instead of throwing them away. With this step-by-step tutorial that we found from Zappos.com, you can create your own pair of one-of-a-kind two-tone denim. It’s time to let your creative juices flow!
For this tutorial you’ll need:
- jeans or jean shorts
- chalk pencil
- fabric shears
- gaffer tape
- plastic bag
- bleach pen
- bleach gel
With gaffer tape, tape one side of your jeans, making sure to get as close to the middle seem as possible. Once the middle seams are covered from front to back, tape a plastic bag on top of one half of the shorts to cover them.
In a well-ventilated area or outdoors, use a bleach pen to line the exposed seam of the shorts. This will help you get a clean line. With bleach gel, cover the entire exposed area of the shorts, making sure to get as close to the seem as you can.
Let the bleach saturate for two to there hours. After the color has fully lifted, rinse under running water until the bleach gel is washed away. Then, wash and dry!