Jackie Jackie
Hi... I just finished dyeing a shirt for first time. The shirt turned out close to black, but not as dark as I wanted. My question is: The thread (seams) did not take the color and remained whitesh) Any way to color the seams as well as the shirt? Thank you Jackie
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pburch pburch
The thread doesn't dye because it's made of polyester. It's usually not worth the effort to redye with a polyester dye. If you think it is worth the trouble, boil the shirt with iDye Poly.

There's a page about this on my website: "Dyeing thread in pre-sewn clothing", at http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/clothingthread.shtml .

-Paula

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