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diy photos on creating patterns on fashion cross jeans
Patterned Prints on Denim Jeans come in and out of fashion all the time. This is a trend that can cost you a lot of money to buy the current cool pattern. I will show you how you can create your own patterns, whatever the trend at the time is with your old jeans and some creativity.

You may remember from a previous post how I showed you how to add some crosses to your cut-off shorts, well here is how you can add some patterns to your jeans on a larger scale.

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CREATE PATTERN DENIM JEANS WITH BLEACH

SUPPLIES YOU NEED
  • Plain jeans - I used a dull black pair
  • Sticky tape or shaped stickers
  • Scissors
  • Bleach in a spray bottle
  • Gloves
  • Outdoor space
INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE PATTERN DENIM

1/ Lay your jeans flat on the floor. To create crosses I used different sized sticky tape and randomly placed it on the jeans. You could do this in a pattern and or however you like, I was just testing so did not fully cover the jeans and was trying different sizes to see what worked the best.

You could create spots, hearts or star patterns by placing shaped stickers on the jeans also. I would like to try a cute spot pattern soon.

2/ Wearing gloves in an outdoor space, spray the denim with pure bleach. Work fast so you get the developing time even.

3/ Let the denim jeans develop and the bleach to develop. Time depends on the type of denim and really just how you want the jeans to look. This could be 5 mins to a few hours

4/ Once you are happy with the faded colour then peel off the tape/stickers and wash the jeans.
Once dry they are ready to be worn 

Now my crosses look like they are about to take off like a rocket ship 😂😅 but this was because I sprayed too much bleach onto the actual tape and because I hung the jeans up to develop the bleach dripped down the tape and too much bleach ended up under the crosses. 

So if you do not want your pattern blasting off then please read below. If you want your pattern to look like they are on fire then hang jeans upside down. When I looked at these jeans upside down, the crosses really did look like they were on fire, great unique effect.

I decided to test a scrap piece of denim to see how this would work on coloured denim.

tutorial photos on creating patterns on fashion colored jeans
With this test, I found that by spraying the jeans while flat then you then get the perfect clean edges, compared to spraying while hanging. 😋 So the conclusion is to lay your jeans flat (outside) and spray bleach onto the jeans this way. Let the bleach develop flat also.

Above I did the inverted pattern too, both turned out well.  I like how the red turned out, I think doing this on coloured denim is quite cute. To do the inverted pattern, I used Plastic sticky book wrap and cut the cross out of the centre.

diy photos on creating patterns on fashion cross jeans
HAVE FUN EXPERIMENTING WITH THIS BLEACH TECHNIQUE 💗

What pattern would you like to do on your denim? 
Let me know below in the comments 

I would love to see your creations,
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tutorial photos on how to make pattern cross jeans

5 comments

  1. Wow! This is such a great DIY, love the results!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab Sunday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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    1. thanks babe, just checked out you blog, its great :)
      have a lovely week xx

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  2. Love this! Such a good idea!
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    Jennifer
    xx

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    1. Thanks honey, I will try to do my follow-up post on it this week xo

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  3. Pretty cool idea, just not a fan of this pattern hahaha :-)

    Love,
    Ani from www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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