- ribbon roses
- gel detergent with bleach
or dishwashing soap
- fabric dyes (Rit)
- fabric glue (I use Aleene's
"ok to wash it")
- fabric paints (I use apple
barrel with textile medium)
- 3 dimensional fabric
Brush the detergent on a stamp
with a paint brush. Be careful to keep the detergent on the raised part
of the stamp.
Press the stamp onto the jeans.
Be creative and make your own
designs, you can also outline your designs with fabric paint and fabric
Note: Different materials will dry
TOO SHORT PANTS???
TURN THEM INTO CAPRI'S!
Cut jeans off just
below the knee. Cut waistband off. Remove belt loops. Use fabric glue to
attach wider trim all around bottom of legs. Glue braid around leg above
wider trim. Leave 1/2" of denim showing between trim. Glue braid onto
top edge of all four pockets. Glue on patches.
DIP DYE JEANS
Simply dip the hem of the jeans in
dye, layer on different colors. Dye a shirt to match.
Stitch beads to the hems of
shorts, pants and the neckline of plain t-shirts.
Got a stubborn stain on a favorite
shirt? depending on the size of the stain, you can stamp a design right
on the stain and paint it with fabric paints.
Bleach spot? Make other bleach
spots with a cotton swab to get a very neat "snowflake effect" you can
faded them in by making the spots progressively smaller.
Can't saw a straight stitch? Cover
your handiwork by gluing on a ribbon with fabric glue around the hem.