How To: Dye fabric

Dye fabric

Have a shirt you'd like to give a color makeover? Get the color back in your favorite shirt or fabric by following these steps. Learn how to dye fabric with help from this how-to video.

What you will need:
• Fabric
• Fabric dye
• Two buckets
• Water
• Tongs
• Mild detergent
• Bleach
• Rubber gloves (optional)

Step 1: Read directions
Read the directions on the fabric dye box. But on rubber gloves, if you're using them, and mix the dye and set it aside.

Step 2: Fill a large bucket
Fill a large bucket with hot water.

Step 3: Soak the fabric
Soak the fabric in hot water for five minutes and then remove it with the tongs.

Step 4: Add to dye
Place the fabric in the dye and stir it constantly for 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 5: Rinse
Rinse the fabric in warm water and then cool water, until the water runs clear.

Step 6: Wash fabric
Wash the fabric in warm water with mild detergent and then put it in the dryer.

Step 7: Clean containers
Once you're finished, clean the buckets with bleach to remove the dye.

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