To dye your suede shoes, you'll need a toothbrush, a dye that is specifically designed for suede, protective gloves and fabric or paper for stuffing the shoes. Dream a Little Bigger recommends Fiebing's Suede and Roughout dye for dyeing suede.Continue Reading
Fill the shoes with paper or a piece of fabric such as an old washcloth. This helps the shoes to keep their shape during the dyeing process.
Use the toothbrush to get rid of any loose dirt on the shoes before dyeing. Tape off the soles of the shoes if you don't wish to dye them.
Wear gloves before you start to apply the dye so your hands don't get stained. With the toothbrush, apply dye to the seams of the shoes. Use a cotton ball on a stick to apply the dye to the rest of the shoes. Some dye kits come with a stick to which you can attach a cotton ball. Add more dye to any areas of the shoes that are stained to create an even look. Allow the dye to dry completely before wearing the shoes. Once the dye has dried, your shoes should look newer.
To tie-dye socks, secure rubber bands around the socks, and dip them in pans filled with fabric dye. Wash the completed socks separately from other clothes for several cycles to avoid staining other articles.Full Answer >
Soak fabric in a large pot of hot water and dye, and stir regularly for 30 minutes. Once the fabric has been dyed, rinse, wash and dry it. The entire dyeing process takes about an hour and a half.Full Answer >
To use liquid Rit dye, fill a bucket with hot tap water and the dye, thoroughly wet the fabric to be dyed with cool water, place it in the container to soak for 10 to 30 minutes, rinse the fabric thoroughly in a sink, and run it through a washing machine with an old towel to remove excess dye. To dispose of the leftover dye bath, pour the liquid down the drain, and clean the sink immediately to prevent staining.Full Answer >
Tie-dye a shirt by gathering and tying it into different shapes and placing it in fabric dye. The actual tie-dying process varies depending on if you are pre-treating the shirt and what kind of dye you use. You need a shirt, dye, rubber gloves, a bucket or spray bottle, long-handled utensils, soda ash, water, rubber bands or string, and a plastic sheet.Full Answer >