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Dying jeans - light blue to dark indigo

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theladylovescupcakes Thu 01-Jan-15 20:14:13

Which dye should I use? I snagged a pair of Demi curve Levi's for £32 in the Next sale but they're pale blue and would like to dye them as dark indigo as possible. Any recommendations/tips? Thanks in advance.

LakeFlyPie Thu 01-Jan-15 20:30:08

I've had success with Dylon wash in dyes. I used velvet black on denim but think they do a couple of dark blue options.

BikeRunSki Thu 01-Jan-15 21:02:17

The dylon machine dyes work well, but give a flat colour, not the more textured effect of blue denim.

Kundry Thu 01-Jan-15 21:04:26

Dylon machine dye is easiest. Seeing as you want to go v dark indigo flat colour shouldn't be an issue for you.

I've redyed faded jeans with Dylon machine wash and been v happy with the result.

RojaGato Fri 02-Jan-15 00:28:36

Agree with dylon machine dye. I've used them to refresh dark denim and also black jeans, been very happy with the result. It will come out a flat colour though and the stitching will be dyed dark too.

50ShadesOfSummer Fri 02-Jan-15 07:07:41

The stitching will not be dyed if it's polyester. This is usually ok with jeans.

I've had success with Dylon machine dyes for refreshing black jeans and making light blue darker. I once tried to refresh a faded grey pair - and they went a dark green colour!

BlueBrightBlue Fri 02-Jan-15 07:17:49

I'd take the jeans back.
Honestly the results will be very disappointing.

mowglik Fri 02-Jan-15 08:25:28

Can you not scrunch them up and tie them up during dying so you get a more varied effect?

theladylovescupcakes Fri 02-Jan-15 09:49:22

Will see what colours I can find. The stitching is dark brown so that shouldn't be an issue. Thanks all.

12daysofpissedoff Fri 02-Jan-15 11:57:26

I tried dying a pair once years ago, using Dylon but one leg turned a different shade to the other.

iamthenewgirl Fri 02-Jan-15 12:05:00

I've used Dylon machine dye navy blue. Very happy with the results. The colour will be flat but that doesn't bother me. I like dark blue - far more flattering.

piggychops Fri 02-Jan-15 12:09:08

Dylon machine dye- there's a jeans blue one. One dye is enough for one pair.

peckforton Sun 04-Jan-15 13:32:26

I agree with the Dylon Machine dyes .

Pippidoeswhatshewants Sun 04-Jan-15 13:45:45

Before you dye, you should put your jeans through one or two washes without conditioner, to get rid of any leftover chemicals. This will make your colour come out even.

theladylovescupcakes Sun 04-Jan-15 17:15:51

Good tip Pippi, thank you.

Pippidoeswhatshewants Sun 04-Jan-15 18:04:01

I have been looking for some dark navy denim, the thought of dyeing a normal pair of jeans never even entered my head! Thanks for the reminder flowers

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