We had a great wedding. It was a low-key afternoon in Colorado with only our parents there. I found my dress secondhand. We did almost everything with a non-traditional approach. But since I wore a wedding dress, I also wanted to wear a veil. I’m not particularly old-fashioned; I just liked the idea of a veil. However, I quickly realized that veils are expensive. I wanted to keep it simple…I didn’t want beading, sequins, lace, or multiple tiers. So, after being unable to find exactly what I wanted, I decided to make my own.
A Tested Way To Dye Lace Trim!
This dyeing method will work with all Polyester and Rayon lace trims. If you have any questions just give us a call.
To dye lace, fabric, or applique ribbon or a dress, you can dye it. Lace is very easy to dye as long as it is made of natural fibers like polyester. The lace absorbs dye quickly, so there are no problems when you apply the dye carefully. Just remember to check the color often! You can dye lace in whole pieces or you can use dye to color the details individually.
4Let it sit for up to 30 minutes. For the strongest, richest hue, dye the lace for 30 minutes, stirring slowly and gently throughout the process. If you want a more subtle effect, only keep the lace in for 8 to 10 minutes. Lace absorbs dye quickly and does not need to sit in a dye bath for very long.
- Stirring the lace is highly recommended since doing so helps the fabric dye more evenly.
5Rinse the lace with water. Remove the dyed lace from the dye bath and rinse it under warm water for a couple of minutes. Afterward, rinse it under cool running water until the water runs clear.
- Warm water rinses off the surface dye better, but cool water is recommended after you get this surface dye off since it discourages the color from bleeding out.
6Wash and dry the lace. Hand or machine wash the lace under a gentle cycle. Wash the lace by itself, with like colors, or with an old towel to prevent the dye from bleeding onto your nice clothes or linens. Use mild detergent and warm water for the cleaning part of the cycle, but use cool water for the rinse cycle. Hang the lace up to dry.
- Note that the lace will be a slightly lighter shade when it dries.
DIY Lace Trim Tee Sewing Project. Supplies: To make the t-shirt you’ll need: Lace T-shirt (preferably one with a rolled sleeve) Needle and thread How to Make a DIY Lace Trim Tee Begin by pinning the lace on the wrong side of the sleeve so that it pokes out. Since my t-shirt had a rolled sleeve I could hide the stitches