Bleach Dipped Chambray Shirt Tutorial

Written by Vivian of Vivileen.

Along with grey v-neck tees, chambray shirts are another wardrobe staple of mine.  I have four in different weights and different shades of blue, so I thought it would be a fun project to change one up.  This is a super simple project to do.  All you need is a chambray shirt, a bucket, bleach, and some water.

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Before + After // Bleach Dipped Chambray Top // seekatesew.com

When I thought of this project I imagined my shirt to turn white instead of pink, but I loved the pink so I decided to keep it.  I think with a higher concentration of bleach or more time in the bleach it may have turned white.

Bleach Dipped Chambray Shirt Tutorial //

First you need to make your bleach solution.  The shirt I used is a thinner cotton, so I did not make mine very concentrated.  I used two gallons of water and three cups of bleach.  If you’re using a thicker or darker shirt you may want to have a higher bleach concentration, but better to be safe than sorry.  You don’t want the bleach to eat through your shirt!

Bleach Dipped Chambray Top // seekatesew.com Bleach Dipped Chambray Top // seekatesew.com

After the bleach solution is mixed dip your shirt in as far as you want the color to change and wait.  I checked on the progress of the bleach every 5 minutes.  It took about 30 minutes to get this color.  At that time my shirt stopped getting lighter so I took it out of the bleach water.

Bleach Dipped Chambray Top // seekatesew.com Bleach Dipped Chambray Top // seekatesew.com

Next all you need to do is rinse out the bleach, wash, and dry your shirt and you’re done!

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Comments

  1. cambra says

    If you put bleached items in the sun to dry it helps them to turn white. Rinse and wash afterwards.

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