Help me dye a sweatshirt without damaging the decal?
October 21, 2012 9:04 AM Subscribe
I bought a heavy light grey cotton sweatshirt with a plastic-y large round decal on the front. I want to dye the sweatshirt black but not mess up the decal. Any advice on how to do it? Complication: the sweatshirt is used and older.
posted by arnicae to Grab Bag (7 answers total)
I don't know much about sweatshirt decals, but the decal is plasticky. It is large, about a foot in diameter. The sweatshirt is used and the decal has some fading in places, so I'm concerned that when I dye the sweatshirt black the decal might soak up the ink, too.
I recently found this vintage sweatshirt that, other than color, is identical to Mr. Arnicae's old favorite sweatshirt that he wore out ten years ago, so I would go to pretty extreme lengths do pull this off correctly as an Xmas gift. (Extreme lengths that do not include keeping it that pale, spotty grey)
Thank you for any suggestions!