I purchased a Dylon fabric dye packet because the packaging is way more exciting than Rit dye. The colors and pictures are vibrant and fun, which is the look I was going for. The color I chose was Bahama Blue, which I figured would make a great base for either girl or boy onesies. I took some pictures along the way so I could make this into a tutorial. So do you want to learn how to dye fabric? Here we go!
Dylon Fabric dye packet
1/2 lb. white cotton fabric (onesies, tees, pants, hats, etc.). It is recommended that you weigh the fabric. I did not because the only scale I have is one of those crappy ones that tells you you're five pounds different even if you weigh yourself two seconds apart. I dyed one size 2 shirt, four ribbons, one hat, and 7 onesies.
4 cup glass measuring cup (or I used a 2 cup one and a glass pot since that's the biggest measuring cup I had)
4 tbsp. salt
something to stir with (I used a whisk so it would wash clean of the dye)
stainless steel sink or a bucket to dye in (I recommend the bucket. I think my sink may still have a blue hue....)
Let's get started!
First make sure that all of your fabric has been prewashed to remove sizing and is wet.
Finally, hang your fabric up to dry away from heat and sunlight. (Not sure why this is, but it was in the directions on the packaging.) Now you have beautiful dyed fabric gifts to give to others, or (as I plan to do) to continue to craft with! Stay tuned to see what these turn into!
How cute is this hat?!