An Easy DIY to Make Your Pieces More YOU

Kelsey Reese
by Kelsey Reese
3 Materials
30 Minutes

Have you ever found the almost-perfect clothing item at your thrift store, but it's not quite the color you would choose?

Buy those almost-perfect pieces, and check out this simple way to make them completely perfect for you!

Tools and materials:

  • Thrifted clothes
  • Fabric dye
  • Tub
Clothing pieces

1. Find your almost-perfect pieces 

I found this cute pink band top, but it’s a bit too light a shade for my liking.

Clothing pieces

I also found this red jumpsuit, but I like my reds a deeper shade than this.

Filling tub with water

2. Dye your almost-perfect pieces 

Fill a tub with hot water, according to the directions on your fabric dye. 

Dying clothes

To deepen the shade of both my pieces, I added some brown fabric dye.

Dye your clothing pieces according to the directions on the fabric dye package.

Dying clothes

Tip: Remember that the dye will only work on the fabric, not on any non-fabric details on the clothes.

So, dye your clothes only long enough so that the fabric color isn’t too far off from any undyed detailing.

Before and after

Here is the before and after of my jumpsuit, and now it’s exactly the color I want it to be!

Before and after

And I’m much happier with the new shade of my band top as well. 

An easy DIY to make your pieces more YOU

The same brown dye fixed turned both of my almost-perfect pieces into completely perfect pieces! 

Leave a comment to let me know if you are going to try this out on some of your thrift-store finds!

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Suggested materials:
  • Thrifted clothes
  • Fabric dye
  • Tub

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