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« on: June 09, 2012 02:27:29 PM »

So I have this pair of slippers that are exactly like an old pair I had that the dog ate. Except they are light purple and not black. I tried to dye them black this morning with some fabric dye from walmart (not the Rite brand, the tulip brand in the tye dye isle) And low and behold it did abosulty nothing. I figured it wouldnt since that dye is really particular of what fabrics it will dye and alothough it dose not say what my slippers are made out of, i had a sinking suspicinon it was not one listed on the sutiable fabrics list on the package. I thought about getting a bunch of sharpies and attempting to color them black, but I figured I'd stop by here first and see what everyone else thinks. So if you have any ideas, please help! I really miss my comfy black slippers lol
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012 09:47:17 AM »

Is there a tag on the slippers saying what they're made of? Not knowing the fiber content will make it very difficult to determine what dyes will work, and there are particular fabrics- i.e. acrylics and polyester- which are more difficult to dye than natural fibers like cotton or wool.

The Sharpie idea should work... you could also use fabric paint or even acrylic paint mixed with fabric medium, but the latter two options won't leave them feeling quite as "soft".
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