I wanted to do a quick tutorial because a bunch of my friend have said that they were scared of Rit Dye and they thought they would end up with dye all over them…hopefully from my tutorial, you will see that is not the case and it’s a really simple process. The process I’m showing you is one of multiple ways you can dye fabrics, you can also do it in your washing machine or on the stove top. I haven’t tried either but I’m sure they work as well.
- Clothing item or fabric to Dye
- Rit Dye
- Tub or Sink
- Tongs or spoon
- Rubber Gloves (optional)
- Apron (if your worried about splashing)
Total Cost of project – $3.00 for cardigan at Value Village + Rit Dye for $2.50 at Joann’s = $5.50 for a cute “new” sweater!
The color I used is called Golden Yellow – if you want a specific color that they don’t sell this link to the Rit Dye website that will tell you how to mix ANY Color!! It’s super cool and really easy to mix colors! I’m going to try it next time! I filled my sink 1/3 of the way full with hot water then poured 1/2 the pack of dye into a measuring cup and let it dissolve for a couple of minutes (stirring often). It’s really important that the dye is completely dissolved otherwise your fabric will not dye evenly!
Wash and dry by its self so it doesn’t bleed onto other clothes