How to Make a Hoodie Look Vintage

by Catherine Madison ; Updated September 28, 2017

Vintage clothes are all the rage, and it's not that difficult to make your clothes look like you got them at a thrift store. A vintage hoodie is always much cooler than a brand-new hoodie. If you have a new hoodie that you want to transform into a hoodie of yesteryear, it’s really not as hard as you may think. It takes just a few steps to make a hip hoodie look vintage.

Items you will need

  • ¼ cup salt
  • 8 cups water
  • Sandpaper
  • 1 cup bleach
  • Washing machine

Make Your Hoodie Vintage

Step 1

Soak your hoodie in salt water. Mix ¼ cup salt in 8 cups of water, soak your hoodie in this solution for about 48 hours and then let dry.

Step 2

Soak your hoodie in salt water while it’s in the direct sun for a doubly vintage look.

Step 3

Use sandpaper to sand the image on the hoodie until it looks worn down to your liking.

Step 4

Wash your hoodie in the washing machine with a cup of bleach, but do not dry it.

Step 5

Dry your hoodie on a clothes line outside and stretch out the neck by pulling on the collar and pulling on the sleeves to achieve that perfect look.

Tips

  • If you don’t have time to make your own vintage, hit a few yard sales or a thrift shop to purchase the already-vintage look.