Dyed Canvas Sneakers

Dyed Canvas Sneakers

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2009


Canvas sneakers are comfy and cool, but you may not find them in colors you want. Put a spring in your step by setting the shade yourself. With fabric dye, its a cinch to match them to your wardrobe or your mood.


  • Large basin or bucket

  • Liquid fabric dye

  • Salt (if needed; check dye directions)

  • White canvas sneakers, laces removed


  1. Fill basin with hot water. Add dye, and salt if specified, to water, following manufacturer's instructions for sink or bucket dyeing.

  2. Wet sneakers with hot water, and place in dye bath.

  3. Stir for amount of time stated on dye bottle. Rinse as directed.

  4. Air-dry shoes, or place in dryer.

  5. Clean basin immediately to avoid staining.


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