I’m pregnant, and recently discovered that looking for offbeat baby clothes isn’t exactly an inexpensive hobby. Since I’ve been DIYing up a storm lately (did you see this recovered baby jumper?), I decided to try my hand at dyeing clothing! I contemplated using machine dye, but was worried it might stain our new washing machine… so I went with warm water hand dye. All of the items I dyed came from a consignment sale, so they were cheap but not exactly to my style or taste.
So…. here’s how it went!
What you need
How you do it
How it turned out
Pros and Cons
- Easy to use
- Relatively quick (1 hour of dying time + however long your wash and dry cycle is)
- 100% cotton items dyed evenly
- My poly cotton blend didn’t absorb enough dye and was blotchy
- Colours were not bold/vivid enough for my liking, it you were using a different colour (not black) maybe this wouldn’t matter as much because it could just be a lighter tone, but it makes the black items look grey.
Overall I quite like the grey tones of the swaddle blanket and the wrap bag, but I’m not all that happy with the onesies. I think I’ll need to experiment with some other dyes and see if I can get them darker!