Affordable Tips to Freshen Up Your Wardrobe
Dying to look like the ultimate beach babe? Here’s how you can brighten up your wardrobe and accessories with a look that spells Summer!
Dying to Know:
What you need to get started.
Dyeing is basically changing the color of a piece of clothing or cloth material by boiling it in a dye bath of the desired color for about 3o minutes. When you tie dyes something, you use a string or rubber bands to make a pattern; these prevent the dye from penetrating the fabric, so the tied-up parts stay the original color.
We used Venus dye in powder form which comes in little packets. Its best to use cloth that’s 100% cotton. the more synthetic material a fabric has ( like polyester, rayon, etc.) the less the dye will be absorbed. If the cloth your using is new makes sure it’s been washed first. Better yet give your old t-shirts, clothes pillowcase and the like a new lease on life by tie dyeing them!
Step 1. Fill; the pot with enough Luke warm water to completely submerge the article. Fill a paper cup with a small amount of hot water to dissolve the contents of the packet of dye into it.
Step 2. Tie dyeing techniques… There are three different ways to tie-dye
Step 3. Doing the dyeing…. Wet the articles and put it into the dye bath. Boil it for 10 minutes, string constantly with a pair of tongs or a wooded spoon.
Step 4.Finishing up…. remove the article from the dye bath. Dump it in the sink and let cold water run over it to cool it down. Keep rinsing until the water runs almost colorless. When you’re sure its cooled down, untie the string or take it out the rubber bands. Squeeze out as much water as you can, or use an old towel to soak up excess moisture. Iron it until it dries.
You don’t need to have all sets of new clothes, it’s too expensive for you, now that you know how this things works you can try this out and give new color and new look at your old shirts and jeans.