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Unread 01-06-2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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Dyeing black and white pants

I have never dyed fabric before so I'm a little hesitant to do it. However my friend needs Eridan pants and we might have to resort to it.
Can anyone tell me how to dye black and white striped pants to make them blue and white.
And a stupid question I have is, will the dye somehow effect the black coloring on the pants?

Ref picture of the color blue I'll need

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Unread 01-06-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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It shouldn't effect the black at all.

Honestly, just follow the directions on the pack and you'll be fine. Also be sure to add salt or soda ash so to color really anchors. Also, make sure the pants are a fabric that actually can be dyed. If they're jeans or something which are usually cotton it'll work.
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Unread 01-07-2013, 06:59 AM   #3
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Ah, you typoed which colors you needed but the link helped.

Yes, the dye will not really affect the black stripes, as black is a far more intense dye than the blue you need. Check the fiber content and follow ALL the instructions. If you choose stove top, get a pot* that will be only a dye pot DO NOT USE POTS YOU USE FOR FOOD.

* thrift stores are great for this, it doesn't have to be pretty or have handles, it just needs to hold water.
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Unread 01-07-2013, 02:35 PM   #4
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yeah the black won't change, just make sure the pants are a natural fiber (cotton, etc) and not a synthetic fiber (acrylic, polyester, etc) because synthetic fibers will not take the dye at all.
if it's a blend, the higher % of synthetic usually leads to a lighter shade of color because only the natural fibers in the fabric will take the dye, etc.
as long as you have a non-synthetic fabric it should be ok!
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Unread 01-08-2013, 09:55 AM   #5
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Yep - if you start with black and white striped fabric and overdye them in blue, you will end up with blue and black stripes.
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