Hiding a Brown Stain on Wedding Dress Applique

I need to remove a stain from the applique on a used wedding dress that I bought on line. I took it to the dry cleaner to see if they could remove the stain before I bought it. Most of the stain was removed that day, but when I went to pick it up after they pressed it the stain returned. It looks like I tea stained it. It is not on the polyester dress part, just the applique.

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Has anyone ever used fabric paint, White Out, or maybe shoe polish and a tiny brush to cover up a stain? I do not have time to have the applique replaced and I am afraid to use fabric paint or shoe polish because I read that it may run. I think White Out may work, but it dries a little gray. I am afraid to wash it and make it run because it is not on the polyester dress itself, yet. Please help. I only have until Sunday. Thank you very much.

By mrs porter from Stockton, CA

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October 22, 20100 found this helpful

Call up a fabric store such as JoAnn Fabrics and ask someone if white fabric paint would do the job of covering the stain.

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October 26, 20100 found this helpful

I wonder if you can buy a white - if you can find a perfect match - or perhaps silver applique to cover the stained one completely? That way you can save yourself a lot of hassle, plus you can personalize your wedding dress to your own taste.

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If you get more than one, you can place them on other parts of the dress to make it look even better!

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October 26, 20100 found this helpful

Try chalk, carry with on the day of.

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October 26, 20100 found this helpful

Take the applique off. Do you need it, usually it is sewn on for a more modest look. If after you remove it, you still need it, then go to a fabric store and find another one and sew it onto the same place, a professional seamstress could also do this for you. Good luck.

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April 27, 20130 found this helpful

Don't know if you've solved your stain problem yet, but, when I was a cheerleader, we had white and green sweaters, shirts, and skirts. Someone tossed a tea bag in to the air and it landed on me! I covered the stains with a very thin layer of white shoe polish.

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February 16, 20160 found this helpful

What about sewing another, slightly large, applique over the stained one?

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