Add a unique and fresh look to any denim shorts or jeans by dying them! Choose from any color dye to make your old denim look new. This method can work for any denim type clothing, so go ahead and try it out!
- a pair of denim shorts
- a measuring cup
- a bucket (or a sink)
- a bottle of RIT Fushia of any color you like (My Amazon Affiliate link)
Start by rinsing your shorts with water. A bottle of RIT liquid dye amounts to 1 cup; you’ll dye your shorts with the lightest shade first and darkest shade last. Pour 1/3 of the cup of dye into 2 gallons of hot water and mix. When dyeing dark denim, you will want to use less water for a darker dye. Dip your wet shorts about halfway into the dye and let sit for approximately 10 minutes.
Ring out the excess dye and add another 1/3 cup of dye to your bucket. Dip your shorts about 1/3 of the way down and hold for 5 minutes, creating your 2nd tier of darker pink. Repeat the step one more time by adding the final 1/3 cup of dye to your batch and only dipping the tip of your shorts in the darkest shade of pink dye for another 5 minutes. Rinse until the water runs clear.
It’s that easy: ombré dip dyed denim shorts!