Start with an 8 ounce bottle of Rit Dye. Shake well.
Next, fill your pot with water 3/4 of the way full.
Heat to boiling.
Once water boils, add your dye. You may add a little water to the bottle, return the lid and vigorously shake to loosen any excess dye. Add to water in the pot.
Once your color water begins to boil, take your jeans to the sink and completely saturate them in water.
Squeeze them out and transfer to the boiling water.
Stir, turn, and flip so that the jeans have been well coated by the dyed water. Turn off heat. I have an electric stove so I just left the pot on the warm burner.
Stir pretty constantly for about 10-15 minutes.
After you have stirred for 10 minutes, you can leave it to soak and stir every 5 minutes for the next 20 minutes. When you are not stirring, make sure the jeans are completely submerged in the water. Then stir every 10 minutes for the next half an hour. The total amount of time you keep the jeans in the pot of water is 1 hour.
After the hour is up, wearing gloves, dump it all into the sink and rinse (in cold water) jeans as well as you possibly can. Then, transfer to your washing machine. If you have a rinse and spin only cycle, run them through that a couple times. Finally, run them through an entire wash cycle with soap. Make sure to rinse and wash them in cold water. Dry them inside out.
Granted, I took these two photos in different lighting, but you can see there was a significant difference. They really do look brand new now! For more resources check out tips from the Rit website here and here.
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