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DIY Shredded Jeans

Inspiration Image by The Little Giggler


Reader Melody read a blog post from The Little Giggler about upcycling dark, flare jeans, into pastel skinny jeans:

I had a pair of dark, flare jeans and I thought, hey why not? Its much cheaper than buying a pair, right? So, I got started. I took the pants in, so they were skinny jeans, and everything was going swimmingly. So, I bleached them. They came out nice and white and were ready to dye.

This was where the initial problem came into play. A hole had formed at the seam of one of the back pockets, but I was not going to let that stop me! I figured out a cute way to patch it with lace once the jeans were completed.

I put them in the dye, using the directions on the package and let them soak until the color I wanted. As the dye directions stated, I then washed them on delicate with warm water. I was super excited and I even went out and bought lace for the patch. When I got home and looked in the washer, these jeans were SHREDDED. They were falling apart in my hands as I tried to take them to the trash.

Needless to say, this was a COMPLETE failure.

shredded jeans craft fail

Thanks for the submission, Melody!

Don’t forget to snap a picture when YOU have a craftfail! It’s easy to submit!

DIY dyed skinny jeans -- nailed it!

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