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  1. #1
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    dyeing can be scary

    right now i've got a lot of free time on my hands, and i'm trying to keep myself busy by popping my crafting cherry.
    i hope someone can give me some tips, or maybe offer some links that helped them in the past?
    first, i would really like to dye my ugly jeans. is this possible? what effect will different colours of dye have on my light blue jeans? what have you tried?

    also, any tips or links on how to alter big short-sleeved t-shirts to a smaller, female size? i'm pretty scared of messing with the sleeve size in particular, but i really want to wear this SELENA shirt.

    thanks, and i'm sorry if this is the wrong forum to post this.

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    For the pants, if you're planning on dyeing them a dark color, get at least 2 packs of the dye. I tried dyeing some khakis navy, and they came out a lighter bluish gray. It's a really pretty color, but not what I wanted.

    And when I sew tee shirts to make them smaller... Hm.
    I can't explain it very well, but I saw someone link to this earlier.

    http://www.ohmystars.net/craft/
    Check under t-shirt surgery, or google t-shirt surgery?

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    My mom & I just dyed about 10 curtains using Rit dye, and it was actually easier than I thought it would be. They have decent instructions on the box. We used the in-a-pot-on-the-stove method. I think the RIT website has a lot of info on it, so you can check it out before you buy.

    I've also used procion dyes (the stuff used for tie dye) but it doesn't sound like you're going that route, so I won't type any info on that. :)

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    Way way way off topic, but your title made me crack up laughing!! Not for any way interesting reason, it just reminded me of Curl Up and Dye, the name of the hair place in Run Away Bride. :-p

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    I have a question about dying my now-colorless terrycloth bathrobe. It's a nice bathrobe and not too worn, but the color loss plus the collar ring are depressing. What would be the best way to dye it back? Can I dye it so it won't lose its softness or leave dye streaks on my skin or furniture? I'd like a blue, like a cobalt or electric blue; it used to be pale blue.

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    If it's cotton, RIT dye would probably work just fine.

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    Thank you!


 

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