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TRADITIONAL JAPANESE PATCHWORK  - D I Y - :  "Its worth ripping your jeans." 

"Getting this   ´+ ´ style stitch might take some time to figure out, but once you do 1 , you are good to go, this stitch design is typical of the Japanese traditional patchwork method. "

" I used some denim shirt fabric for the mending, you could use any weight of denim as per your preference. Hold patch from both side so when you stitch it holds the fabric from inside as well as outside."

" Cut desired shape of patch fabric and place underneath the torn part and bind it using a good fabric glue."

 " Rub the fresh patch with sandpaper to merge the textures with the body fabric so it looks more natural."

" When the stitch work & patches are sewn. You can sprinkle some bleach liquid at the edges of patch so to blend the tone of fresh fabric to the old denim body."

" Washed and out of the tumble."

" The results will make you content , such is the beauty of Traditional Japanese patchwork : in a contemporary context. " 

- this activity reminded me of my Grand mom when she use to mend old clothes and rugs in the house back in the days. 

" Before & after comparison."   A new contemporary patched denim is reborn of the old torn jeans.

" My first post of 2016, i call this the year of patchwork."    - 3 Jan 2016.

How to revive your old pair of jeans into a new "Vintage patched look".

How to make the perfect vintage jeans

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Life of MIZU   continues........

Got some new edited pics of the MIZU - A journey. Well day 1 was already gone in history, amazing experience,cool visuals  ;-) So this is how it looked on its first day people....

.. faces the forces of nature and humans for a week ( 7 total freaking days) . ;-D

Freshly worn  ( wore it rigorously for 7 days stretch  ;-D ) This is how we do it here, denim is to be felt, grow with and experience with .... NOW HERE YOU CAN CLEARLY COMPARE THE FRESH DENIM AND , AFTER 7 DAYS....This is how a denim takes an "ORIGINAL Vintage" look and get customized to your life.  Cheers !

hey some cool shots of the denim, enjoy ....   .....

                   I HAD A DENIM CANVAS, AND THIS IS MY ARTWORK  ;-D    .. .. .. . . 

Well TIME for some shower, washing the denim for the first time is really important. 
  1. .Do not use  detergent or solvent. Get hold of a fresh bucket of water and dip it in, let it soak for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Rinse it thoroughly in the water, this would take out your shrinkage from the fabric, so it does not shrink later.
  3. While doing this you might rub the front and back pocket part of the denim with a laundry brush mildly,so the faded part becomes merged and natural.
  4. OK now wash off any indigo by dipping it again in the water and hang dry in natural sunlight. DO NOT WRING IT ! Just take it out and hang dry, let it fall naturally.

The washed look
so fresh and blue, Japan calling ;-)

REAL BAD, look at all those faded lines and bruises.Hallelujah , it stood to the expectations. I had the exact same picture in mind .  YOU LIKE IT ?

The first fade,the first hole is always good. Hey i forgot to tell you guys, there are few more technical tricks to achieve that real authentic million$$ VINTAGE LOOK.  After you wear the denim for like say 12-14 days, just notice the places where its faded and check for tears or holes if any, if you get one you get lucky! well use a sandpaper and rub a little more on those parts to make it more aged and used. Sandpaper would be perfect because it just takes of the outer indigo away and uniformly damages the fabric.

'Making of a classic jeans".... WHICH CANNOT BE REPRODUCED nor recreated by whatsoever means, that is why a pair of denim is so special and emotional for me.

A denim can almost mesmerise you and takes your one and only SOUL in itself and surprises you . ....
Final step is more advanced and technical, now the denim has to go through a wash called "RIVER WASH" which is a process in which the denim is washed with fresh water along with plain pumice stone. You keep the denim in the machine unless it takes the look of a distress and highly used denim. After this process and other finishing steps, THIS IS HOW IT WOULD LOOK....your authentic VINTAGE DENIM worth $$$.....your original, which can never be reproduced ...

Hope you people like DENIM and the post         ;-)   

Long live denim  CHEERS!


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denim shirt
I don’t know what’s got into me lately but I’ve been doing a rash of little DIY’s.  Here’s another quickie for updating a denim shirt –  an old standby!

You will need:
1 light denim shirt (the one above is shown as an example)
Spray bottle with bleach. Make sure bottle has an adjustable nozzle
Large bucket with water
Plastic cover to protect the ground/surface
tie dye denim shirt
1.  Submerge shirt in bucket of water and wring out excess.
2.  Lay out on flat surface as shown below.
3.  Spray random areas with bleach. Switch spray nozzle between a mist and a jet of bleach. Make sure to do front and back of the shirt.
4.  Once faded spots show enough, submerge and rinse a little in water to stop further bleaching.
tie dye denim shirt
5.  Place in washer/dryer and voila!  

One old denim shirt gets refreshed and your bleaching preference makes it unique to you.   
tie dye denim shirt

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