Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Fabrics and more... > Wacky idea: washing item to dye while prewashing fabric that bleeds? ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Wacky idea: washing item to dye while prewashing fabric that bleeds?
Anyone ever tried anything like this?
stirwatersblue
star
stirwatersblue
Intermediate
KS USA
Member since 12/13/08
Posts: 3071
Login to reply to this post

Date: 6/3/12 10:14 PM

A wacky, random thought just popped into my head, and I figured if anyone had ever tried such a thing, it'd be the folks at PR!

Has anyone ever included fabric or clothing in a pre-wash load that they wanted to slightly tinge with color? Like if you want a "tea dye" aged effect on a fabric, tossing it in with some dark brown cottons you're pre-washing?

I know we typically do the pre-wash to *avoid* getting the runoff dye onto other fabrics, but would that work in reverse?

(This thought cropped up as I was brainstorming ways to age/distress a canvas bag for a costume. I don't think this is the right technique *for this,* but it got me wondering! I have a load of brown broadcloth and corduroy I'm about to pre-wash, and I think I'm gonna throw in a couple yards of muslin and see what happens!)

------
~Gem in the prairie

marjoriekh
star
marjoriekh  Friend of PR
Intermediate
VA USA
Member since 8/28/10
Posts: 550
Login to reply to this post

In reply to stirwatersblue <<


Date: 6/3/12 10:35 PM

I've never done this on purpose, but of course I've done it by accident, and the first thing that comes to mind is that sometimes the tint isn't uniform -- there are sometimes streaks or splotches, particularly if something that was bleeding was resting on something else for a while, such as in the spin cycle.

Will that be okay for what you have in mind?

------
marjoriekh

JillyBe
starstarstar
JillyBe
Intermediate
CA USA
Member since 1/20/10
Posts: 3195
Login to reply to this post

Date: 6/3/12 10:50 PM

I thought exactly what marjorie said. I think the blotchy effect would be a probability because of the nature of the machine agitation & lack of water (unless you have an old fashioned machine that uses a LOT of water). If that's the random effect you want, then it could certainly work.

------
http://jillybejoyful.blogspot.com/
a blog about creativity, sewing, vintage sewing machines, and...... life :)

tigergirl
star
tigergirl
Advanced Beginner
AUSTRALIA
Member since 11/30/09
Posts: 231
Login to reply to this post

Date: 6/4/12 0:20 AM

years ago I had some clothes from Guatemala (various purple and dark blue shades) that the dye never stopped coming out of, on purpose I put them in the wash with some jeans that were getting a bit pale for my liking, it worked really well and strangely the jeans didn't bleed when they were subsequently washed.

------
Brother BM-2600
Janome 693
Lumina Overlocker (Serger)
http://tigergirladventures.blogspot.com/

arianamaniacs
starstarstarstar
arianamaniacs  Friend of PR
Advanced
AUSTRIA
Member since 6/11/04
Posts: 1110
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 6/4/12 3:10 AM

I usually do that when I buy something new in black. I throw in older jeans that have faded to help soak up some of the run-off color. Never done it to purposely dye fabric though, but it's an intriguing idea

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fabrics and more... >> Wacky idea: washing item to dye while prewashing fabric that bleeds?

Merchants on PR
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts
Fee: $39.99
(Regular $39.99)
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts

Online Sewing Classes
Break your Serger Out of the Box
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Break your Serger Out of the Box

Simplicity 2922
photo
Review by karen n on 2/25/13
Read Review

You Sew Girl Evening Bag Pattern
You Sew Girl Evening Bag Pattern

Details
Price: $17.65
Add to Bag Add to Bag

You Sew Girl Adult Hats Pattern
You Sew Girl Adult Hats Pattern

Details
Price: $22.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Angela Wolf The Fringe Skirt Digital Pattern (Print at Home)
Angela Wolf The Fringe Skirt Digital Pattern (Print at Home)

Details
Price: $12.99
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Peek-A Boo Clara Twirl Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )
Peek-A Boo Clara Twirl Dress Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Vogue Patterns 9586
photo
Review by sewdc on 6/7/11
Read Review

McCalls 6885 Pattern ( Size 8-10-12-14-16 )
McCalls 6885 Pattern ( Size 8-10-12-14-16 )

Details
Price: $18.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simplicity 2526 Pattern( Size 1/2-1-2-3-4 )
Simplicity 2526 Pattern( Size 1/2-1-2-3-4 )

Details
Price: $13.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN