I discovered Dylon fabric dye about six months ago. My favorite pair of jeans were pretty faded, and I wanted to get a little more life out of them. Having never dyed anything before, I wanted to be able to do it in the machine; my problem was that my machine is a front loader. I couldn't find anything in the stores for that.
Doing a search, I came across Dylon fabric dye. Dylon is sold on various internet sites for the front load washing machines. It worked like a charm. Since then, I have ventured into doing it by hand. I am able to get these little packs at my local JoAnn Fabrics store.
In order to dye about 1/2lb of fabric, you will need one 1.75oz packet of dye. Next, you will need warm water, a measuring cup, 4Tbs salt, rubber gloves, a large bowl or stainless steel sink large enough for the fabric to move freely, and something to stir the fabric with.
2. Add 4 tablespoons of table salt and enough warm water to submerge fabric and for it to be able to move freely while stirring.
|stir fabric well|
3. Add your fabric and stir continuously for 15 minutes. Continue to let it soak for 45 minutes while stirring every 5-10 minutes.
|rinse with cold water|
4. Rinse under cold water until water is nearly clear. Wash fabric in warm water and allow to dry away from direct heat or sunlight.