How to Dye Faded Jeans

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Hey guys, it's Clara from Online Fabric Store.

If you have a faded pair of jeans that you want to revive, why not dye them?

I'm using denim blue Rit dye on these, and black Dylon dye on these. So let's get started.

The materials you'll need are: jeans, Rit dye or Dylon dye,

For Rit dye, dishwashing soap and Rit color stay fixative are also recommended,

salt, measuring cups, rubber gloves ,and a container for dyeing.

Machine wash the jeans in warm water before dyeing.

You can use either type of dye or try a different color for a unique look.

Cover your work surface with plastic and wear rubber gloves when handling the dye.

One packet of Dylon permanent dye dyes up to half a pound of fabric.

These jeans are a little under a pound when dry so I'm going to use two packets

Dissolve the powder in four cups of warm water. Be careful not to inhale the powder

Stir until the dye is completely dissolved

Fill a container with as much water as needed for the jeans to be able to move freely

The water should be warm. Add the dissolved dye and stir thoroughly

Mix in a third of a cup of salt

Submerge the jeans and stir constantly for 15 minutes

The dye looks blue, but don't worry. It'll turn out black in the end

Keep in mind that many jeans contain a percentage of polyester or other synthetic materials, which don't dye

You may not be able to get a super dark black if this is the case

Let it sit for 45 minutes starting occasionally. Rinse the jeans in cold water