How to use fabric dyes

Today’s blog post is all about make-do-and-mend and how you can use fabric dyes to makeover your wardrobe. Plus there’s a giveaway to win a bundle of goodies from DYLON worth £50 so read on to enter the competition below 🙂

Tie-dye t-shirt tutorial on Wendolonia’s blog 

Remember when I gave my husband’s shoes a makeover using suede dye? Well, that video has ended up being rather popular on YouTube. It was one of my first ever videos and I just wanted to record the process for you guys so that you could see how easy it could be to makeover suede shoes rather than throwing them away. Now that video has been seen over 26,000 times – crazy!Anyway, the process worked so well and I was really impressed with the product I used. It was from one of my favourite DIY brands DYLON, and it was their Suede and Nubuck dye for shoes. It completely revived the faded old shoes and brought them back to life – my husband has been wearing them ever since and they are showing no signs of fading yet! Here’s a link to the shoe-dying blog post and here’s the quick video I made.

Since then I’ve picked up a few of the DYLON hand dyes and have used them for a few projects in my home. These are really easy to use and very reasonably priced products if you want to try your hand at creating some on-trend tie-dye projects or to refresh the colour of faded clothing.

Helpful step-by-step videos

Dylon have created a range of videos with tips on using their original dyes so be sure to have a look at these and see how easy it is to use their whole range of fabric dyes, including machine dyes. And the good news is that there’s a whole rainbow of different colours and techniques you can use to get a variety of effects when you’re using fabric dye at home.

Amazing new pods

Did you know that there’s a brand new DYLON product that has just launched? They’ve just developed a clever ‘pod’ that goes in the washing machine and can make it even easier to dye fabric without dripping, spilling or leaking. The pod releases the dye into the machine during a wash cycle so you won’t be cutting open packaging, mixing the dye or getting it on your hands at all.Just imagine how sad you’d be if you had to throw out your favourite black skinny jeans just because the colour had faded. At least now, it’s easy to give them a new lease of life with a quick spin in the wash with one of these new DYLON pods. And the great news is that I’ve got a bundle of these DYLON goodies to give away to one of my wonderful thrifty readers.

Enter the giveaway

The prize bundle is worth £50 and contains everything you’d need to start custom-dying your own bedding, refreshing faded clothing or tie-dye your tees for festival season. There are plenty of ways to enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below and the competition runs until the 2nd July so enter now and best of luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway open to UK residents only. Competition runs from 13th June – 2nd July 2017. Winner will be contacted via email.


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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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