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Old 07-31-2012, 04:55 PM
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The jeans are denim. I took a Chlorine Stick (stain removal stick) and drew my feather motifs on the jeans. I put newspaper inside of the pant leg so not to go through to the backside. I let it work until I liked the look, then rinsed in a tub of water. Then I neutralized the chlorine by using a product that was meant to condition the water for fish tanks readily available even at Walmart.

The second is my watch band. I drew the design two inches wide and my wrist measurement plus 12 inch and the overlap for the velcro long. I paper pieced right on the the quadrilled paper that I drew my pattern onto.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:58 PM
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Both projects are very creative! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:03 PM
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Very neat. I saw someone on TV using a gel bleach to write on a shirt. It stayed where they put it and made a very clear line. After seeing your jeans, I am going to look to see if I can find the gel bleach. I'm thinking you could put it any squeeze bottle. An old glue bottle or hair colour bottle? I am thinking of trying it on fabric. Your watch band is very cute too!
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Love your watch band. Reminds me of the band my mother made out of elastic for me when the original band broke. Yours is much prettier, however.
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Great items; I've also been thinking of a quilted watchband or bracelet.
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Love your idea.
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Great feathered jeans and love the denim band!
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You have a very creative mind! Kudos!
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Clever!! but i'd really like to see the pink quilt behind it all. Gorgeous feathers on that.
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
Very neat. I saw someone on TV using a gel bleach to write on a shirt. It stayed where they put it and made a very clear line. After seeing your jeans, I am going to look to see if I can find the gel bleach. I'm thinking you could put it any squeeze bottle. An old glue bottle or hair colour bottle? I am thinking of trying it on fabric. Your watch band is very cute too!
I saw gel bleach today at the Dollar store. It comes in a squeeze bottle. It makes me think I could decorate denim for a quilt--I have a big denim stash ready. Thank you DEB.
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