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« on: September 05, 2006 12:07:40 AM »

I am sure some of you know how to do this, and there may even be a post on this that I wasnt able to find, buuuuut..

How do you fade a fabric?

I bought this fabric from ReproDepot. When I saw the picture, I thought "oh my god. perfect." but when I got it, the colors were a LOT brighter. Like near-neon. Which is really not the look I wanted, much less the person I'm making a bag out of it for. Do you guys know any way I could fade this corduroy fabric or lighten it somehow or.. something?

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2006 09:00:30 AM »

Have you tried washig it yet?  Curduroy seems to get somewhat "fuzzy" with washing, so the fuzz might dull down the colors.  I would wash & dry on hot, probably several times.
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2006 09:31:15 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2006 01:18:23 PM »

You could try using a powder detergent called Ariel. It is a mexican product. I do not know if it is available where you live, but here in San Diego it is at almost every grocery store. It is mostly used for whites and is almost guaranteed to fade your fabric.
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2006 07:53:31 PM »

Damn. I was just in Green Bay the other day (2 hours away, we go there to go to "mexican stores" cause we dont have any up here) and I could've gotten some then!

Anyone know any other detergents that are good at fading?
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2006 09:54:51 PM »

CHEAP detergent!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2006 03:13:38 PM »

You could try using a powder detergent called Ariel. It is a mexican product. I do not know if it is available where you live, but here in San Diego it is at almost every grocery store. It is mostly used for whites and is almost guaranteed to fade your fabric.

HAHAHAHA....Ariel unfortunately is great at fading fabrics!!!  It's used a s a detergent down here in Puerto Rico, and although aaaaaaaaaaall the commercials say brightens white and colors, that's a lot of chyet.  Use a bit of water and lots of Ariel.  That'll fade ANYTHING u have.  HAHAHAHA
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