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I found a great way to make my clothing have a new look. I use the Rit dye to change the color of faded or to alter the color of clothing. I even recently dyed my white towels that were still plush, but didn't have that crisp white look anymore. I used a fraction of the purple dye to make a soft lavender. They came out beautiful.
I also looked online for 'recipes' for custom dye colors, using the basic colors found at the store, to make colors such as aqua and apricot. I even thought of dying my white sheets a pretty color to match my duvet cover. Lots of possibilities. Have fun!
By S. Mart
Another tip I discovered, is to disolve the dye in some of the hot water, but NOT while the washer is filling, or you get dye particles everywhere in, on, and around your machine! I did that and what a mess to clean up! I dye my jeans when they lose their new color and it sure works.
I use 1 cup of salt in the rinse water in my machine to set dye. I've been able to wear the same few pairs of black jeans for years by dyeing them when they get too faded.
We have 5 daughters. As a result, a lot of clothes get passed down as hand me downs. The younger ones complain about the jeans already being faded out. If they are still decent jeans, I don't want to buy more. So, what I do is Rit dye them back. One box of dye will do several pairs of jeans or jean cut offs.
By April from NW Missouri
I used to do the same thing years ago. The darker the color, the thinner I look!
GOOD FOR YOU and your thrifty-ness. I too use rit dye to change the color of our bath towels, kitchen towels and even our bed sheets AS they are all so expensive. This way it seems like they are new (but they are not).