How to Change the Color of Levis With Dye

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It can be tough to find the perfect pair of jeans. You have to find a pair that is the right length, the right waist size and the right color. If you've found a pair of Levi's that fit you perfectly but are just the wrong color, dying them to the color of your dreams is easy to do and can be finished in just a few hours.

Things You'll Need

  • Bleach
  • Large bucket
  • Package of clothing dye

If you plan on dying your jeans a lighter color than they were originally, soak your jeans for 30 minutes in a half-water, half-bleach mixture to remove the color from the fabric. Wash the jeans afterwards to remove the bleach. If you plan on dying your jeans darker, bleaching is not needed.

Fill your bucket with three gallons of warm water. Mix in the dye you have purchased according the directions on the packaging. Typically, you will only need half of a package of dye for a single pair of jeans.

Wet your jeans and then drop them in the dye bucket.

Leave the jeans in the dye for 30 minutes, stirring your jeans often to make sure your jeans are dyed uniformly.

Remove the jeans from the dye and rinse with warm and then cool water until the water runs clear.

Wash the jeans by themselves before wearing to ensure all of the dye has been successfully removed.

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