How Can I Fade Levi's?

by Nicole Byerly

Fading jeans creates a trendy appearance.

legs and jeans image by Paul Retherford from

Since their introduction in 1853, Levi Strauss continues to offer Levi's jeans as a comfortable leg covering for work as well as everyday use. Levi's jeans maintains its popularity, as thousands of individuals purchase and wear these jeans on a monthly basis. Although Levi's offers a full and partially faded line of jeans, consumers find it ideal to further fade their jeans. Fading Levi's jeans is a relatively simple process that you can complete in your home in a short amount of time.

Items you will need

  • One quart bleach
  • Washing machine
  • Levi's jeans
Step 1

Place Levi's jeans in a washing machine and set machine to "Soak" in cold water. Allow washing machine to fill completely before proceeding.

Step 2

Pour one quart of bleach into the water. Allow jeans to soak 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 3

Change setting on the washer to "Wash" and allow machine to complete the cycle.

Step 4

Dry pants as usual with a dryer or hang the jeans to dry.

Photo Credits

  • legs and jeans image by Paul Retherford from

About the Author

Nicole Byerly has been writing since 2003. She has published multiple works that have appeared in "Campus Philly." Byerly is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity at Utica College.