Are you bored of your old pieces of lingerie? Are your bras and panties looking dull? Do you want to personalize your intimate pieces? Are you not getting the color that you want? Whatever the reason may be to add a new color to your lingerie, you should know that dyeing lingerie is very simple and not very expensive.
Here are 4 steps that will guide you through the process :
1. Check the label
Before you purchase your dye you need to learn which type of fabric your lingerie is made from. Not all fabrics catch color easily. Some will require special dyes. Natural fibers like cotton, linen, silk, and wool can be dyed with ‘standard’ fabric dye, and man-made fibers like polyester and acrylic will require something called a disperse dye. If the fabric is from a mix of natural and synthetic fibers then standard dye can be used but the only thing is that the color will catch on lighter.
2. Wash your lingerie
Sweat, dirt and other particles on lingerie can affect how the dye reacts with the dye. You don’t want to color dirty lingerie.
3. Actually dyeing the lingerie
The actual process of dyeing lingerie differs from brand to brand and fabric types. Do not forget to stir else you will land up with patches and of course the regular color mixing rules also apply. Leave the lingerie in the dye for duration depending on how dark you want it to come out. The longer you leave it in, the stronger the solution will be and make it darker.
4. After wash
Once the dye has been left to soak up in the dye you will need to rinse it. You need to wash till the water runs clear. For the next few washes it is safer to wash them separately in case of any dye leak on your other clothes. It might also be a good idea not to use freshly dyed lingerie under light clothes to avoid color stains on them.
So give a new lease of life to your lingerie wardrobe by dyeing all the old or faded ones in your favorite shade.