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Anybody successfully dyed buggy material?

(32 Posts)
milkyjo Tue 27-Mar-12 21:51:25

I have acquired a maclaren buggy in olive and browny grey. The hood is green with pink edging and I have a boy. I just want to change the pink edging to a different colour. I can't put the hood in the washing machine as it is sewn into its frame but I can detach the whole thing from the buggy. Does anyone have any experience of using fabric paint or pens - you have to iron the fabric to fix it which may be possible - in an akward kind of way! I can't find any details on what fabric this is but I'm assuming it is synthetic, also probably water repellent.

RandomMess Tue 10-Apr-12 20:29:04

To think you doubted a buggy do-upper semi pro wink

Honeydragon Tue 10-Apr-12 20:32:44

Oh Tiggy the plot thickens. I bet yours turns up tomorrow, from what I can gather nothing was despatched till Thurs inc your hoods I should imagine sad

I shall pm you when I'm non mobile smile

I have a dyed my mama's & papa's Herbie purple, i bought dylon colour remover & used that 1st in the washing machine.
Then i used dylon salt and a dylon
Purple colour.
All the covers went in fine and came out a lovely purple colour smile

KatieBubbles1981 Fri 02-Nov-12 21:25:43

which shoe dye did you use please? I have a Phil & Teds that has a faded black hood and needs some TLC, tried Dylon hand dye with not difference so going to try the shoe polish. smile

Grumpla Fri 09-Nov-12 19:48:56

Oooh I am interested to see how you get on with your P&T with shoe dye! I
Have a red explorer that is really faded... Have been debating some sort of dye job on it.

Chocolatelover25 Thu 29-Jan-15 17:48:40

Hi Milkyjo, I am looking to dye my bugaboo fabric. You said it worked with the shoe dye. Did you only do the hood or other fabrics as well?

Trying2beTrifty Mon 25-Apr-16 20:39:08

Hi I'm sorry I know this is a very old post but in desperate need of some tips! I have been trawling forums all evening to see if anyone successfully used Dylon washing machine dye on their buggy fabrics, glad I stumbled across this thread!

I picked up a Maclaren xt second hand and it's fab but majorly faded, especially the hood, didn't appear too bad but once the sun came out it looks like a pink buggy more than a red one!

Really hoping there's some mums out there that'll have some words of wisdom? I was going to pick up some Dylon tomorrow when I go into town. I've read about fabric paint and fabric spray paint but I've never seen them locally before so hoping Dylon might just brighten up the fabric to red again instead of faded to pink!

My concern is the big white reflective strip on the hood, will it repell the dye or turn pink?? Please say someone knows! grin

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