This Dip Dyed Pillow is so easy to make and creates a huge impact in any room. My tips for dyeing fabric will make you feel like a pro on your first attempt at dyeing! Pinky promise!
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This post is all about easy tips for dyeing fabric and the DIY pillow I created! I have wanted to try dyeing fabric for decorating purposes for a while now. I have dyed towels and watched my mom dye fabric pretty often. She would re-dye her towels whenever they looked dingy and faded. I love this method and the dipped sides are such a cute look for this pillow and the perfect pop of pink I was going for! Here’s how to do it along with my tips for dyeing fabric.
- A plastic bin
- Ikea Gurli Pillow Cover (I used 20×20)
- Tulip Fabric Dye
- Straight Pins
- Clothespins (optional)
- Wooden Spoon (optional)
How to Dye Fabric
- Prep the dye.
Fill a plastic bin with hot water and start stirring in the dye. I recommend starting with small amounts and then adding more as you go.
- Prep the fabric.
Choose where you want the dye to be and pin it off.
- Start dipping the fabric!
Dip the fabric until you get the correct color and make sure it dries completely until using it!
Fill plastic bin with hot water to be at least 6 inches deep. Stir in dye, starting with a small amount and adding more as desired. Dip a sample strip of fabric or paper towel to test the color.
If too dark, add water; if too light, add dye. Let the dye and water settle, so there are no bubbles at the surface.
Decide where you want the top of the dyed band to be; use pins to mark that line on fabric. I did 4 inches here.