If you want to do a blue dye for white clothes project there are a few things that you will need. The first thing that you will need to make sure of is that the fabric that you want to blue dye is white. You will also want to have something to put the blue dye on, this can be a cotton cloth or a wash cloth. Blue Dyes come in two forms; Blue-Dye Colored Cotton Cloth and Blue Dye Whitish Cotton Cloth. These types of blue dyeing products can be found at craft stores and some of them come in packs.
Now that you have your cloth you will want to take it through an ironing process. If you do not have an iron you can use a hot iron on the cloth to pass the blue dye. After the blue dye has been applied to the cloth do a straight stretch on the garment. Do as many repetitions as you feel comfortable with. You can work up to eight stitches at a time. You should be able to get fourteen inches out of the cloth, but this may depend on the size of the garment.
The next step is to sew the blue dye onto the cloth. Make sure that the stitching is straight. You can either use a sewing machine if you have one or you can sew by hand. Once you have sewn the blue dye on the white clothes you are going to want to let it set for a day or so.
After the blue dye for white clothes has set give it a couple of hours to dry. Now you will want to iron the blue dye out of the cloth. When you iron blue dye out of cloth you should only use an iron that has a white tip. This is because the blue dye will stain anything it touches blue.
Then you will want to gently press down on the blue dye. This is important because the blue dye will not stick to any other material such as lace. If you don’t you will have a blue stain on your lace. So be gentle when pressing down on the blue fabric.
When you have finished blueing the shirt, make sure to allow it to dry completely before washing it. It is better to wash by hand if you can, because the machine will agitate the fibers and cause them to knot. This will weaken the shirt and make it break down more easily. If possible, try to handwash your blue shirt instead of using the washer and dryer.
When you wash the blue dye out of the white clothes make sure to leave the shirt out in the sun for a few hours to dry. This helps to fade the blue into the white. You can also iron the blue out when you get home if you like, but it will be a little duller this way. After the blue dye dries you will have a nice soft blue shirt that you can show off.
Blue dyes are fun to do, but make sure you know how to do it right. Blue can fade and turn colors very quickly if you are not careful. That is why it is important to let the blue dye dry completely before you wear or even touch the white part of the shirt. This will help you avoid a blue stain on a white shirt.
If you already have blue dye in your wardrobe then you need to know how to blend the blue dye with other colors. You can find blue dye in a wide variety of colors including: light blue, dark blue, slate blue, navy blue, light pink, mauve blue, lavender blue, chocolate brown, and peach. If you don’t care about the color of your blue clothing then just stick with white. For other blue clothing see the blue dye in fabric stores.
When mixing your blue dye with other fabrics always use caution. If you are going to use fabric paint or any type of liner make sure that you smooth the fabric first. If you do not smooth the fabric the blue dye might end up on your skin instead of on the fabric. If you are going to use fabric paints then you may want to spray the fabric with the paint before the blue dye comes on. This way you will be sure that the blue dye will be absorbed by the fabric.
Before applying the blue dye to your white clothes you need to read the directions carefully. If you are using a hair dye then it is important to remember that too much blue dye can stain your hair. You also need to test the blue dye out of an open area to make sure it won’t bleed through. Blue dye is great for any type of clothing because it’s unique color will add a lot to the style of your outfit.