Okay, on to the fun stuff. I bought some onesies for my niece, and wanted to add some applique to them, so they wouldn't look quite so, well, WHITE. I was in Hobby Lobby, and saw the Rit dye, and thought (it can be a little scary when I start thinking), that would be a great way to make it look really different! Soooooo, this is what I came up with.
Rit Dye (there are lots of colors to choose from)
Hot water and a sink
Something to stir with
Washing Machine & Dryer
Time (at least 30 minutes)
|I feel like my Grandmother at Christmas time...just noticed I left the price tags on the bottles of dye.|
|When I got to the checkout, the lady pointed out the price tag on the Apple Green bottle of dye. Thank goodness it was a typo. : -)|
You don't need to wash the onesies before dyeing them, because you'll do that after.
First, fill your sink with hot water. I did 2 onesies at a time, and added 12 cups of hot water. Next, add 3/4 to 1 cup of salt, and stir. Then, I added 1/8 cup of dye (I used the color violet for the first 2 onesies), and stir that as well. Make sure that what you choose to use as a stirrer is something you don't mind getting stained. I used a wooden spoon, and it is now forever banned from cooking use, but should have a long and happy life as a crafting stick. : -)
Get your onesies wet before adding them to the dye bath. Then, put them in the sink, and start stirring. The directions on the bottle say to stir constantly for 30 to 60 minutes. Well, in Mommy Land, that isn't always possible. There were a few times I had to leave my stirring duties, but it still turned out fine.
|I think at this point, I was already clock watching....7 minutes down, 23 to go.|
|Loving the color!|
|What it looks like before going in the washing machine. Much more exciting than a white onesie.|
|All done! Woohoo!|
|Teal dye bath.|
|Ready to go in the washing machine.|
|All done! Very happy with how they turned out.|
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