- a pair of jeans
- rubber bands
- cleaning gloves
- a bucket
1. Fill your bucket with water and make sure the jeans are wet before you tie them with the rubber bands.
2. Wrench, so the jeans are not soaking wet.
3. Tie as many and as much rubber bands as you like until the jeans are all bundled up. There is no right or wrong in this case (less rubber means the more your jeans gets bleached). It is the easiest to start with the legs.
4. Put bleach in the bucket. They say it is 2 cups of bleach with 1,5l of water, but filled up the bucket with water and put in half of the bottle of bleach. It felt like the right thing to do and the bleaching took too long with just 2 cups.
5. Use your gloves to put the jeans in the bucket. An extra tip is to put something heavy on the jeans – for example an empty bottle of wine, like I did -, so your project stays completely under water (otherwise you have to flip the jeans every hour or so).
6. Check on your jeans every now and then.
7. When the jeans look white enough, take them out and put them in the washing machine.
8. Lay flat to dry.