Learning how to stone wash jeans is a great way to give your jeans that "lived-in" look without the expense of buying "distressed" jeans. Stone wash jeans were all the rage when they were introduced in the 1980s and have continued to go in and out of fashion since.
How To Stone Wash Jeans On The Cheap
Commercial stone washing is done in large front-loading industrial washing machines. Sections of denim fabric (not finished jeans) are put in the washers with tennis ball sized pumice stones. The pumice stones are lightweight and have a sandpaper-like surface, As the fabric tumbles through the wash, the pumice stones scrape away some of the dyed surface threads, allowing the lighter colored threads to show through. You're not out of luck if you don't have an industrial washing machine, however, here's how to get the same look:
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