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« on: January 10, 2005 02:56:28 PM »

i want to decorate some jeans, and i was just wondering if Sharpies are permanent enough, or if i should go get fabric markers.
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2005 02:58:07 PM »

I've heard people call sharpies 'laundry markers', so I think it would hold up in the wash.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2005 03:02:57 PM »

They do eventually fade within a few washes. I've had experience.
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2005 03:08:58 PM »

Last year I checkered a pair of jeans with sharpies.... pretty much every color. They're still going strong... just see how it works out.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2005 03:17:55 PM »

I think it really depends, but I don't know on what.  I have some t-shirts that people signed with sharpie (think summer camp) and some of them are still great after years and years, and some immediately faded.
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2005 06:13:13 PM »

thanks everyone.  i think i'll try with Sharpie, and if they start to fade too fast, i'll go get some fabric markers and go over what i've done.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2005 08:04:33 AM »

I've used Sharpies on T-shirts and I think they're a little easier to control.  They fade somewhat, but it takes a while
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2005 07:07:11 PM »

sharpies do fade after a few washes but they are (as someone said) easier to control. and I've found that the cheaper and lousier your fabric the better they'll stay. Some of my 100% cotton shirts and stuff have faded a lot faster than other blends. Jeans tend to hold the color longer also, but then jeans are blue.. depends on how much color you are going for. if that makes sense
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2005 06:23:43 PM »

after you put the sharpie on, immediately put them in a hot dryer, and that should make them permanent
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2005 07:22:19 AM »

Bit off-topic, but Puppy_girl, I love your avatar ! Cheesy

Yeh, I think Sharpie is permanent enough
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