Clothes are one of the first areas where you tend to see signs of aging. As a member of the fashion industry, I can speak to the fact that many people go through a lot of their clothing as they get older. It's easy to fall in love with jeans, but they can wear out and age. If you have a favorite pair of jeans, you should probably have them dry-cleaned before rewashing them. With these simple steps, learn how to make your old women's jeans look new again.
Before beginning, you will want to gather all the supplies you need:
- Rubber gloves
- White vinegar
- Bleach alternative (such as baking soda or regular old-fashioned laundry detergent)
- Sealer of your choice
The first step is to wash the jeans in a washing machine. Use a gentle cycle and cold water. Add a mild detergent and allow the washing machine to complete its process.
Soak Jeans in Vinegar and Water
After washing, add one cup of white vinegar to a sink full of cold water. Place the jeans in the sink and let them soak for up to an hour.
Apply a Bleach Alternative
Once the jeans have finished soaking, apply a bleach alternative to any areas where the fabric has faded. Let the product sit for 20 minutes before rinsing.
Rinse and Dry Jeans
Rinse the jeans thoroughly in cold water and allow them to dry.
If desired, use sandpaper or a razor to distress details on the jeans. This can include fraying hems, fading denim, and creating holes.
Seam embellishments are small details that add an extra pop of color or texture when added to pants or jeans. We're not talking about the kind of frilly trim you'll find on a nightgown here. In the past, many seam embellishments were created by cutting holes into the fabric. Still, these days, glue and other fasteners are often used. Just be sure to keep the seam embellishment small; if it's too big, it will get lost in the mix. Embellishments can include:
- Flat buttons
- 3D buttons
- Hem decoration
- Brass hardware
Or Add Accessories
To complete the look, decide what accessories you would like to use to decorate the jeans. Popular options include patches, pins, studs, rhinestones, and embroidery. Decide where you want to place the accessories. You can put them randomly or in a pattern. Use fabric glue to attach the patches, pins, and studs to the jeans. Rhinestones can be glued on with fabric glue or special rhinestone glue. Embroidery can be done with an embroidery hoop and embroidery floss. Allow the glue to dry before wearing the jeans.
Making your old jeans look new again doesn't have to be an expensive or daunting task. You can turn an old pair of women's jeans into a modern statement piece with a few simple steps and creativity. Try these helpful tips and tricks if you're looking to revamp your wardrobe and give your old jeans a second chance. Start today and see what looks you can create with your own closet! By following these steps and adding a few personal touches, you'll be sure to make your old jeans look new and stylish once again.