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TutorCarol | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Please help me to dye a linen-like fabric,  probably a cotton blend, to a medium shade of peach.


  1. TutorCarol | | #1

    Please help me to dye a linen-like fabric (probably cotton or a cotton blend) to a medium peach. I inadvertently washed this fabric (a pair of pants I had just adjusted to fit) with another article which needed some bleaching. And of course the peach faded so now I need to restore it to its original color. No dyes come in a peach color so I need to know what colors to mix to achieve the shade I am looking for. I hope to do the dying in my washing machine.

    1. starzoe | | #2

      If you have bleached out parts on the fabric, dyeing will leave it splot chy. It won't dye evenly with a peach colour. You may get away with dyeing with a very dark colour. I think your best bet is to make a tie-dye article out of it. That could be fun and you would have a unique fabric.Whatever you do, wash the item a few times to get rid of the bleach that may still be on the fabric.

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      ThreadKoe | | #3

      Have you looked into having the pants professionally dyed? Places that dye shoes and accessories may have better luck with something like this than trying to mix your own, esp. if you are trying to match a jacket. Pastels are hard to dye, as they tend to take a shorter dye time, and often end up blotchy. This is something I wouldn't attempt on my own. Just a thought. Cathy

      1. TutorCarol | | #4

        Dear Threadkoe,

        After some consideration and thought, I decided to wear the pants as they are and to look in my stash for another piece of peach cloth. I am certain that I have more of this color and I shall attempt to make another pair of pants with improved fitting. By the way the pattern I use is Burda 2938 with adjustments. When one is over 55 (I am 81), the stomach pops and the butt drops, and this pattern is just right for me. In fact it is the first time in the past 60 years that I have found a pattern that fit. Please pass this info on to others with my same predicament. And Happy Sewig!!!

        Sincerely, TutorCarol 

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          ThreadKoe | | #5

          It is a disappointment when a garment you like has an accident like that. I am glad that the pants are still wearable. Thanks for the heads up on a good pattern for pants. Cathy

        2. rodezzy | | #6

          Checked out the pattern and its a great looking pair of pants.  Any you are 81?  What a blessing!

  2. Pattiann42 | | #7

    Here is a site - http://www.ritdye.com/Home.1.lasso that has FAQ, color charts for mixing colors and much more.

    Maybe you can remove all the color and start with a "clean" slate.



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