Have a pair of old jeans that fit like a glove but are starting to look a little too worn and faded to wear stylishly? Instead of springing for a new pair of jeans, The Motherload has a great alternative that should only cost you about $5.

All you have to do is head down to your local fabric store, i.e. Joanne’s Fabrics, and head to the aisle with fabric dyes. Pick out your desired color, either Black, Navy or Indigo depending on the wash you’re going for, and get two boxes of the powdered Rit dye. When you go home to get started, keep in mind that the project will be a messy one. Old clothes and gloves are definitely a must. However, when you’re done, you should have achieved great results like these:

For the full tutorial for this project, head on over to The Motherload’s How to Dye a Faded Pair of Jeans.