Mom’s Favorite Slippers
ITEM # 2279513P74
Print Description
Crafting Time
1-2 Hours
Skill Level
Beginner
DESCRIPTION +

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • White Memory Foam slippers
  • Rit DyeMore Royal Purple (or color of choice)
  • 3-gallon plastic container
  • Metal tongs
  • Measuring cup
  • Large metal spoon
  • Old towel
  • Paper towels
  • Rubber bands
  • Rubber gloves

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Always check the label of any item you plan to dye to be sure you are using the right Rit dye. The label inside the slippers says "man-made" materials, which most likely means they’re 100% polyester with rubber soles. So this project called for Rit DyeMore, which will dye polyester, acrylic, nylon, acetate and cotton/polyester blends.
  2. Before dyeing the slippers, we tied rubber bands around the bows to create a subtle tie-dye effect. (This is optional.)

  3. Diagram 1
  4. Dye Preparation: When using Rit DyeMore the stovetop method is recommended. However, since the slippers can be heat-sensitive, we modified this method as follows: Heat 2 gallons water to boiling and then pour the water into a plastic container for dyeing. Add 3/4 cup Royal Purple dye (shake bottle before pouring) and stir well.
  5. To test the color: Dip a swatch of paper towel in the dye bath. If the color is too light, add more dye. If the color is too dark, add more water.

  6. Diagram 2
  7. Wearing rubber gloves, immerse slippers in dye bath (slippers were dry). Slippers will float so be sure to push them down into dye with a spoon or tongs.

  8. Diagram 3
  9. Turn slippers frequently. Keep them in dye bath for at least 30 minutes.
  10. When satisfied with the color, remove slippers from the dye bath. Squeeze out excess dye. Rinse in cool running water until water begins to run clear. Then hand wash in warm, soapy water and rinse. Wrap in an old towel to remove excess moisture. If possible, dry outside in the sun on paper towels.

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REVIEWS +

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • White Memory Foam slippers
  • Rit DyeMore Royal Purple (or color of choice)
  • 3-gallon plastic container
  • Metal tongs
  • Measuring cup
  • Large metal spoon
  • Old towel
  • Paper towels
  • Rubber bands
  • Rubber gloves

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Always check the label of any item you plan to dye to be sure you are using the right Rit dye. The label inside the slippers says "man-made" materials, which most likely means they’re 100% polyester with rubber soles. So this project called for Rit DyeMore, which will dye polyester, acrylic, nylon, acetate and cotton/polyester blends.
  2. Before dyeing the slippers, we tied rubber bands around the bows to create a subtle tie-dye effect. (This is optional.)

  3. Diagram 1
  4. Dye Preparation: When using Rit DyeMore the stovetop method is recommended. However, since the slippers can be heat-sensitive, we modified this method as follows: Heat 2 gallons water to boiling and then pour the water into a plastic container for dyeing. Add 3/4 cup Royal Purple dye (shake bottle before pouring) and stir well.
  5. To test the color: Dip a swatch of paper towel in the dye bath. If the color is too light, add more dye. If the color is too dark, add more water.

  6. Diagram 2
  7. Wearing rubber gloves, immerse slippers in dye bath (slippers were dry). Slippers will float so be sure to push them down into dye with a spoon or tongs.

  8. Diagram 3
  9. Turn slippers frequently. Keep them in dye bath for at least 30 minutes.
  10. When satisfied with the color, remove slippers from the dye bath. Squeeze out excess dye. Rinse in cool running water until water begins to run clear. Then hand wash in warm, soapy water and rinse. Wrap in an old towel to remove excess moisture. If possible, dry outside in the sun on paper towels.