I’ve been wanting to make a pair of acid washed jeans for a while, so why not now? I started by picking up a pair of cheap jeans from my local thrift store. They were a straight cut so I tapered the legs. Perfect.
Next I prepped a bleach solution in my bathtub and let them sit in there for the day. Instead of turning white, they became yellow. Turns out one reason these jeans are so cheap is because the natural brown cotton fabric wasn’t pre-bleached before adding the blue dye.
I doubled down. I bought a larger bottle of bleach and made a much more concentrated solution. Instead of removing the yellow, the fabric disintegrated!
Edit: I eventually got it right →