You can easily update old clothes with fabric dye. Dyeing old clothes is such a fun, creative , cheap and eco-friendly way to give old clothes a new life! So make your old clothes new again with fabric dye!
I used simplicol fabric dye which is so easy to use. You simply toss your clothes and the fabric dye into the washer. Then wait for the clothes to “wash” and your clothes are dyed. It’s almost like Christmas because you never know what color they turn out to be!
Most of the clothes I dyed were 100% cotton but I also dyed wool, silk, linen and polyester clothes. Dyeing silk and linen was successful, dyeing wool not so much. 😉 Read more about it below!
The pink and orange colors of the top turned into various shades of gray, green, purple and brown.
The hand-woven yellow cotton scarf turned green, while the turquoise embroidery stayed turquoise.
Years ago, I dyed this Victorian-style cotton skirt with sloe berries. However, I didn’t like the beige color, so I overdyed the skirt with teal fabric dye.
The pink flower on this T-shirt are still visible after the dyeing process.
I love how this hand-knitted sweater turned out!
I changed the neckline of the sweater before I dyed it.
Because I didn’t like the purple color, I overdyed the top again with teal fabric dye.
The apricot color of this cotton sweater turned into a grayish green.
Polyester thread was used for the embroidery on this top, so the pink embroidery stayed pink.
This beige 100% silk sweater turned into a beautiful shade of teal.
I thought this sweater is made of pure wool. However, only the yoke part is 100% wool and this is felted now after the dyeing process!
The yoke of this cotton T-shirt is obviously made of polyester because it stayed white.