Best fabric decorating products according to redditors

We found 104 Reddit comments discussing the best fabric decorating products. We ranked the 54 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/codewench · 277 pointsr/nyc

Could also be something like this stuff, which is usually non-toxic, and used pretty often in the city.

u/stoubian · 20 pointsr/glossier

jumpsuit pictures:



i think i’ve finally done it! i saw someone else post this jumpsuit as a possible dupe and since it was on the relatively cheap side ($30 for my size) i bought it along with the rit dye in rose quartz and it looks pretty much exactly the same as the coveralls the glossier employees wear! i used about 7-8 gallons of boiling water and followed the exact directions on the rit website with two caveats: i used about 7/8ths of the bottle and i only left it in the dye for about 4-5 minutes, stirring the whole time. i think i’m going to take it to get the “glossier” embroidered on the chest as well! with the jumpsuit itself though: i originally bought one size larger bc i wanted it to be oversized and it was HUGE so i ended up exchanging it for two sizes smaller (for reference: i sized down to a 36 and it fit just the way i want. i’m 5’5 and 114 lbs) so i would reccomend sizing down!

u/montanagrizfan · 9 pointsr/DiWHY

There's a special spray paint for fabric called Simply Spray. I used it on a vintage sofa and it worked great. It's kind of pricey and you need a lot but it really does work.

u/gentlegiant1972 · 7 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

I'm currently in the process of building a Let's Split using Matias switches, and while Matias recently started carrying Planck kits, white is boring. So after a little research, I discovered iDye polyester dye actually works on ABS

If you want to do this yourself, the process is pretty much the same as for dying PBT keycaps, you just have to be careful about temperature. I used an infrared thermometer to monitor water temperature and found that about 75C is the optimal temperature for dyeing, and I would try to avoid going any higher as ABS may start to warp.

I also noticed that the edges of the keycaps had some excess dye but if you wipe this off after you pull them from the dye it should wipe off and leave you with a relatively even dye.

Last of all, the iDye poly comes with a dye colour intensifier. DO NOT USE THIS it is a solvent on ABS and it will melt your keycaps.

The colours were very much not as advertised, the 10 purplish keycaps were dyed using blue dye. The two pink ones are were dyed using purple dye.

u/squeakinator · 6 pointsr/NewAgain

I would think a fabric or leather dye would be your best bet. It's not going to fix it per se but it'll look better

u/creamsies · 6 pointsr/crafts

They were acrylic fabric paint! (these in particular)

u/LumberMan · 6 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

It was this one, comes in all different colors too.

u/EddieRobertson · 6 pointsr/supremeclothing

I've used this on a black patta x carhartt jacket made of ripstop material and it worked perfectly. Left the green patta x carhartt patch logo's perfectly normal.

I'd highly recommend. Just stick it in a washing machine (the whole bottle) with the hat and take the bottle out after one run and then do another run of the washing machine.

u/HeyUOK · 5 pointsr/Gunpla

yay, something i can actually talk about since i use pigment powders regularly in my kits :D.

Here we go!, Yes, pigment powders will work as future has the consistency of water and makes it a great transfer medium. The downside...Pigment powder has the consistency of water and if the powder has any metal flakes, they tend to sink directly to the bottom and will need to be mixed properly throughout its spraying. While i dont use automotive pigments, I use

I have only had trouble with the macropearl powders. clogged my airbrush something fierce, but every other pigment has been working phenomenally.

EDIT: I might try mixing them in Tamiya flats and clears to see if it would make a better transfer medium. Future is great cause its readily available and cheap!

u/anonymouse278 · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

Tie dye! They sell Tulip brand tie dye kits at Michaels that are like $25, less with a coupon, and they will dye a TON of onesies. We did it and they turned out great. We did like... 15 onesies, five bibs, ten burp clothes, a few t-shirts and nursing tanks for me and my friends, and still had dye left over. It was fun and easy and they all turned out adorably.

Edit to add: this was the kit, very straightforward to use, would recommend:

u/polkadotblazer · 4 pointsr/dyeing

So idk about dying unless you’re open to a tie dye look but I think if you tape it off in sections you can probably use fabric spray paint for a cleaner look.
This posting on amazon has a lighter blue and a pink but idk if they are exactly the flag colors. But good luck with the project! Don’t listen to that other comment a flag shows you’re proud of who you are! 🥰

u/screaming_nugget · 3 pointsr/rawdenim
u/ninelilypetals · 3 pointsr/AirForce

Run uniform through wash with a box of this :
Pack of 2 Rit Dye Laundry Treatment Color Remover Bundled by Maven Gifts

u/Billthebutchr · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

Tbh it's quite simple. Just purchase this and follow the steps.

u/Kelvin_Inman · 3 pointsr/BattleJackets

Here is a description of how I dyed my vest green. Even though you are doing black dye, what might help make it look black instead of very very very dark blue would be to use Rit Color Remover powder to pull out the blue dye first.

edit: In the photo album from the above post, you'll also find photos of my dying process.

u/FF0000it · 3 pointsr/BMW2Series

Modern leather has a top-coat that is essentially paint. From your photo, it looks like only the top coat has come off, the leather seems ok to me.

When this happened to my E46, I re-dyed it with black leather dye, then a new clear top-coat.

Here's what I used:

Warning: a little goes a LONG way. You barely need to use any dye. Likewise with the top coat: do a really thin coat, let it dry, and see how it looks. Apply additional coats until it feels right. Don't overdo it, and don't lay it on thick.

Others have reported good results with this leatherique kit:

u/jetmike747 · 2 pointsr/Plumbing

I've used this stuff

Works amazingly well. It doesn't stain and it's non-toxic

u/captainpurple · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

I used this kit earlier this summer. Here's some photos of the process.

u/nbrobst · 2 pointsr/pipemaking

Hey! I had this same question when I started out. I've done several pipes and Fiebings Leather Dye is what I used for each one. It's fairly inexpensive and you get plenty to make a dozen pipes.

I would sand my pipes down to around 400 grit, then dye with black, then start the sanding until it was almost entirely gone. Then I'd dye the color I wanted the pipe to be. It causes the black to really accent the grain and causes it to pop.

Good luck with your pipe!

u/ufb15002 · 2 pointsr/malaysia

Saw this dye at Jaya Grocer last week. Give it a try

u/NickyBigDick · 2 pointsr/ThriftStoreHauls

This will be my 3rd stressless recliner. I've used Fiebings Dye on my first two that were badly sun faded and it worked really well. I think I paid $40 or $50 for those and thought it was a killer deal.

This one shouldn't need dye, just a thorough scrubbing and conditioning. The wood was fortunately just caked in dust, I got very lucky on this one.

u/mcadamsandwich · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

I wonder if an indigo dye kit would work? Something like this one:

u/Illannoyin1 · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

For starters, I used this dye kit because it was cheap and easy. Once the vat's set up, I soaked the shoes in warm water, dipped them in the vat for 30 seconds making sure the whole surface was covered, then (very quickly) rinsed them off in a tub of clean water. Let them oxidize and repeat about ten times, or until you're satisfied.

u/ythompy · 2 pointsr/bonnaroo


u/even_keel · 2 pointsr/rawdenim
u/paper_based_girl · 2 pointsr/weddingplanning

They make different dyes for different types of fabric. You should be able to get one specifically for synthetic cloth.

Edit: Something like this could work. Rit Rosequartz Liquid Dye, 8 oz, Rose Quartz

u/CrimsonKeel · 1 pointr/turning

Well where to begin.

I cast using Polyester resin. specifically silmar41 sold by uscomposites. it smells but you do not need a pressure pot to make it work. did I mention it smells. I wear a organic 3m filter respirator when I cast. most of my casting is done in 3/4 inch pvc pipe for pen blanks with bigger sizes for larger items. I do have some cutting board molds for flat blanks. they work "ok" my favorite mold though is a silicone one. it is similar to these

I recommend heading down to your local micheals and buying some casting craft(brand of resin and activator as your first test. see if you like casting before spending a ton of money on pots and resins.

If you do and can handle the PE smell (some people are fine with it) then you can carry on with that. its cheap 5 gallons is like $130 but shipping is like $70. ( don't start out with 5 gallons)

next you will want some micas. gives you a good launching point. I have a bunch more places I get mine from now.

ok ok so you wanna do more

get a pressure pot and buy some alumalite. alumalite cures in an hour but has a open working time of like 7 minutes. so you need a pressure pot for it or you will have lots of trapped bubbles. alumalite is also great for hybrid castings (wood, pinecones, etc.)

anyway just the tip of the iceberg really. if you're on facebook there are a few good resin casting groups.

u/ponygirl95 · 1 pointr/streetwear

there is back to black dyestuff. the tags are probably polyester, so there's no need to remove them

u/ShimmerSpin · 1 pointr/Leathercraft

Hello, Everyone. I am looking for help to fix my Bible.

I just got a Bible and the gold lettering on the spine was way off center, so much off center that I decided to look up how to remove the lettering. I learned that I could use rubbing alcohol to remove it and that's what I did, but it took the dye off the leather as well resulting in a less than flattering look. After it took the dye off of one part of the spine, I tried to remove more for the sake of consistency and it just turned out a disaster before I stopped and decided to look for help.


Here is a picture of the damage I have done:


Here is some information that you can hopefully use to better help me: The Bible's cover is made of "Ironed Calfskin." The cover's color is black. When I was rubbing it, the dye that came off seemed to have a somewhat thick consistency. Before coming here I looked at products, but was overwhelmed. Here is one product I found called "Fiebing's Leather Dye":



But it says it's "For use on vegetable tanned or unfinished leather." I am not sure if my Bible is "vegetable tanned" or not. I also read about oil based and alcohol based dyes and don't know which is best.


If someone could point me in the direction of a good, high-quality dye and whatever I need to apply I would be super appreciative. This Bible is not just a show Bible to put on my bookshelf, but it is one I'll carry with me often and I'll place it on my lap to read, so if you don't mind I would like the dye to be as durable as possible so it does not easily rub off on my dresses or anything like that.



u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Non-mobile: this one.

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u/ChampionoftheParish · 1 pointr/mazda


Clear Coat, Basically:

Dye Applicators:

I also used a paint brush for the resolene ,and did 3 coats of the dye(probably depends based on how bad your's is), and Three Coats of the Resolene, and let it dry between each coat and overnight before using it.

u/daewootech · 1 pointr/Multicopter

google rotor riot, print on paper, glue to cardboard, cut out with xacto knife, place on walmart sweater, spray with fabric ink from michaels or amazon ( )

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u/guchsk8er · 1 pointr/supremeclothing

used this to get rid of the fading on my black vietnam hat. Worked like a charm, its like spray paint, but fabric dye.

u/d4mini0n · 1 pointr/rawdenim

If I remember correctly /u/mfarmtown uses/used this one. Correct me if I'm wrong though.

u/songwind · 1 pointr/soapmaking


I was already aware that in general you could use mica for soap. I was curious if there was something special about Crafter's Choice or other soap supply versions of mica, compared to something like this that's marketed for stamping.

u/RedditSuxCorpBallz · 1 pointr/crafts

Hmm ok! Found it on amazon too. Sock stop huh? Interesting. Looks kinda good on those gloves. White and thick.

Thanks a lot. This looks pretty good. Considering it.

Though, I thought they would just have clear silicone like they use on these things. There is some and is clear but I want more. For more grip.

u/NgoPro3PO · 1 pointr/rawdenim
u/brucenasty · 1 pointr/rawdenim

I've used this dye from Amazon before. Works really well!

It's pretty simple. My advice would be to make sure you follow the instructions, and do your dying outside or in a very well ventilated area. Also try doing variations of dyes, like duration of time in the vat and number of dips (dying it, then taking the item out to oxidize, then dying it again). You'll get a different product from different dying methods so just try things out to see what you like!

u/statsjunkie · 1 pointr/stencils

It looks awesome! So you just used something like this?

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/baltimore

Oooooh. Yeah, liquefying the polish makes a lot of sense. I would be more inclined (for safety's sake) to put it in a shallow bath of hot water, but that makes a lot more sense.

Yeah, I would put black polish on and rub it in real good, then buff it, then put neutral on and use the lighter to burn it off. It put a really nice shine on the boots, but after doing this for two years or so, they started disintegrating. I was young and stupid, though.

Nowadays, i have a good routine for when I have scuffs on the leather. I use deglazer over the whole surface (fiebings is the good brand), then let it dry. Then I use leather dye (also fiebings) and apply it all over and let that dry. You have to be careful to apply it evenly, though, or you get streaks. Then I use lincoln stain wax generously (applied with a sponge or brush), and then buff the hell out of it.

This is the only technique I've found to really take care of scuffs, though. Polish (no matter how generously I apply it or how many coats) rubs right off the surface.

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u/im_already_gone · 1 pointr/bleachshirts

one of the roller's advantages over the brush is even paint application (meaning, no streaks). on top of having a wider area (usually) so applications are faster.

depending on what type of material you used for the stencil, the methods differ.

if you used a freezer paper stencil, just make sure to iron it well. you can always test the adhesion by pulling/tugging at a corner (no where near the actual stencil of course). my general rule of ironing is that i should be able to go end to end with the iron and not have the iron snag on a corner of the stencil.

i've been using overhead transparencies (for reusable stencils) and i'm using elmers (i think, might be 3m) spray adhesive. i always make sure to apply a good portion of body weight on it by placing a large flat object (tray/book) and pressing on it.

if your stencil shifted, while applying paint, it's probably because there was no adhesive material to actually have the stencil stick to the shirt. just pinning the stencil to a backing isn't enough, especially if you're brushing. the shirt/stencil will (probably) wiggle.

also, if you're using acrylic paint on the fabric, it will fade/chip pretty fast. i'd suggest making the move/adjustment to fabric paint. personally, i'm a big supporter of fabric spray paint.

edit: i'm also a big supporter of several thin layers of paint vs applying it all in one go. it's entirely possible with the stencil you had, if you had let it dry a bit and painted some more white, it could've looked more even.

u/IngoVier · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Here is the dye I used:

And if you are interested this is a great walkthrough I used as inspiration:

Here is one more walkthrough that does a good job of showing you how different shibori techniques will turn out:

Good luck!

u/zenossuspension · 1 pointr/rawdenim

I wouldn't say that one is more complicated than the other, it's indigo, and then a couple mix-ins to start the reaction.

Everything in theory, right?

That said, I'd say that the one that /u/tab338 suggested should be fine, and is pretty commonly used. You can even pick it up on amazon if you've got credits there to burn.

u/Zicoya96 · 1 pointr/tiedye

Here’s a pretty cheap kit. Nothing super fancy but it will get the job done. I’ve used it without soda ash before and had no issues. I get 10 shirts out of a kit but also have some colors I don’t like left over. Also available at WalMart I believe, but expect to pay a little more

u/AgentEves · 1 pointr/tiedye


The t-shirt where the colour ran is 50% cotton 50% polyester (the generic Gildan plain white t-shirts from Amazon). The t-shirt where the colour stayed is 100% cotton.

However, I have done 4 shirts now and only 1 of them the colour ran out. That's why I assume it's due to the wetness of the shirt.

Edit: no, didnt use soda ash.

u/catdumpling · 1 pointr/Luthier

Good job (although I don't think you'll need that much maple ;) .) And hey, if you're crafty and feeling like making some guitar tools, you can use some of that maple, epoxy and a single-cut file (medium or fine) to make a fret-leveling file! I always keep some pieces of HD maple laying around, it comes in handy for all sorts of projects (plus it's strong and cheap!)

BTW, here's a link to Keda Dyes on Amazon, although they're available from their own site as well. The packets are small, but it's super concentrated (as are most powdered aniline dyes), so a little bit goes a long way. For $13 shipped, you might be interested in trying them out.

Here's a link to Fiebings Leather Dye, if you're considering giving that a go. Note that it's alcohol-based, so you can thin them out with alcohol if necessary (they're pretty heavy colors, so thinning would probably be a good thing; you can always add extra coats, but you'll have a lot of sanding to do if you put on too much!) Woodcraft and Rockler both carry some dyes as well, and Woodcraft is just a great place to shop anyway.

u/grooviegurl · 1 pointr/funny

I hope someone has pointed out that those slacks can be salvaged. Go to a store like Target, WalMart or any craft/hobby store that has a fabric or laundry section. In that section there will be an all purpose dye/tint. Rit is a common brand that costs $2-6, and is easy to do. It isn't recommended for 100% polyester, 100% acrylic or anything that's dry clean only, but it's worth a shot before replacing slacks, anyway. Not like they can be more ruined than they are.

u/tyguy5679 · 1 pointr/rawdenim

In my experience black always turns out kinda purply dark almost but not quite black.

They sell these packs for pretty cheap. you can just buy a few and try it out if youre really into this idea.

Experiment. have some fun with it. Post your results

u/youwantmetoeatawhat · 1 pointr/stencils

You are going to want something like this

u/SunInPortland · 1 pointr/HelpMeFind

Hi there, were we able to locate your item or is this an active request? The shirt that u/levelreward suggested would be a good option. You could use a fabric dye to color match the checks.

u/Lireth · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

It wasn’t too bad! Depends on how many people you have at the shower really. I found this 15 pack of white onesies in various sizes on Amazon for $36: 15 pack onesies

And here’s a 24 pack of permanent fabric markers for $12: fabric markers

So say you have 30 people at the shower, you could get a couple packs of the onesies and 3-4 packs of the markers for people to share around, and it’d be around $100. Idk what your budget is, but that seems well worth it to me for your guests (and you!) to have a great time decorating the onesies, plus all the cute clothes you’ll get out of it! Everyone at the shower I threw had an awesome time with this craft, and thought it was a lot better than the sometimes corny games that can go on at baby showers!

Have fun!

u/QueenElizatits · 1 pointr/fringefashion

I love love love leather dye it really is so easy. I have dyed coats, purses, boots, and a pair of pants so far. I use Fiebings Leather Dye amazon link. There are lots of tutorials out there but I'll tell you what works for me. This is for boots because I wanted them to last, purses coats etc were a lot less steps but anyway!

0-I didn't do this step because the chemical is illegal to buy in California but if you have a coated leather piece, something that's really shiny is usually how you would tell I gather, you would use a leather stripper here. But again I never did this.

1-Wash with Fiebings Saddle Soap

2-After it dries paint on your leather dye. I always did two coats although a lot of times it didn't need it.

3-After that dries buff the item to remove excess dye. If you forget to do that (like I do sometimes) dye will rub off on stuff.

4-Coat the item with something to perseve leather. I use either Obenauf's LP Boot Preservative or Obenauf's Leather Oil

That's it! And I definitely find the item looks a lot better after dye. The Obenaufs makes leather look amazing. And it's not animal oil so I like it a lot more than mink oil say.