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Dyed Canvas Sneakers

Dyed Canvas Sneakers

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2009

Introduction

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.

materials

  • Large basin or bucket

  • Liquid fabric dye

  • Salt (if needed; check dye directions)

  • White canvas sneakers, laces removed

steps

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

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  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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