(Closed) Can you dye any white satin shoe or does it need to be “dyeable”?

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Im sure they can be dyed! it all depends on what the material is made from. The name satin refers to the weave rather than what the fabric is actually made from, so it can be made from protein based fibers (silk) or synthetic or natural fibers.  All these different types need different dyes and techniques to help them hold colour and some need to be heat or chemically set.  Do you know what your satin shoes are made from? This is the first step to dyeing your shoes beautifully 🙂 you could always get a sample from a fabric store once you know what your’e dealing with. Then you can practice.

 

heres some info i found by googling it

http://www.mademan.com/mm/how-dye-satin-shoes.html

 

good luck!

Post # 7
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158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Both the shoes and the dress are gorgeous! I would say that It’s most likely that the fabric will be synthetic. It’s going to be a little touch and go. Maybe ask the company you’re buying from to send a fabric swatch with your order so you can experiment with getting the colour you want and technique etc. I found another really good page that outlines good brands of dye to use as well as some tips. 

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081219130357AAjOqHE

I would also recommend taking a shoe into a fabric store and asking for confirmation of what type of fabric it is as well as information on their range of disperse dyes ( for synthetic fibres). They will most likely carry Idye poly, but ask around because they may be able to recommend something better suited to what you want to do.

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