Hoodie Makeover with Tulip Fabric Dye

My large family loves thrift store shopping – nothing like finding a practically new or even brand new treasure in a sea of castoffs! The other day, I picked up two Aeropostale hoodies for my twin girls for $1.99 each! Unfortunately, one of them was hot pink – unacceptable, according to my girls! 

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I personally love hot pink, but I knew my girls wouldn’t wear it. I decided to try doing a hoodie makeover with Tulip Fabric Dye, just to see what would happen! 

The directions were pretty straightforward, and I ended up just dyeing it in my kitchen sink. I only did this because my sink is made of a composite material that happens to be black, so I wasn’t worried about the black dye staining my sink. If my sink were any other color, I would’ve used a bucket. 

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After letting it sit for the recommended time, I washed and dried it. I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out, but I’m pretty pleased with it! Apparently hot pink plus black equals deep plum. I like that the stitching didn’t pick up the dye at all, so there’s a nice contrast. 

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My girl is happy with her new hoodie! Yay for making things work! 

 

Comments

  1. Janelle says:

    Awesome!! Now let’s see your fingers! 😉

    1. Laura says:

      Haha! I did have a gray knuckle for awhile, but it’s all gone now.

  2. Pam says:

    That’s great. I would never do that, but I should!!

    1. Laura says:

      I never did it either! I’ve tie-dyed about a million different things, but this is the first time I tried to just, y’know. Completely change the color of something!

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