How to Dye an Ugly Old Bag
December 4, 2010 1:43 PM Subscribe
I have this
Dickies messenger bag (by item number, anyway) that I got in a grab bag a couple years ago. The only problem? It's entirely pale carnation pink. This will not do.
posted by restless_nomad to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'd like to dye it something dark and/or muted - black, brown, maroon, grey, whatever. I'm really not sure how to go about it, though - will regular fabric dye work on what is (I think) nylon? Is there anything in particular I need to know to deal with it? Is there any quick way to tell if it's actually nylon or something else? (It has a canvas-y coarse weave.)
The straps and trim are black, and it does not have any lining or coating that I can see. The straps are not detachable, though, and it does have one large zipper pocket on the top flap.
I am totally ok with this coming out looking battered and unprofessional; I am just not ok with it being pink. Is there any hope?