Post # 1
So I just recently bought a pair of satin flats that I want to dye blue for my wedding. Yesterday afternoon I went to AC moore to see if they had the right kind of dye. While I was looking around I asked an associate if she knew of which dyes would work with satin. She looked at me like I had five heads and said “You are going to dye them YOURSELF?!”
Is dyeing shoes really as hard or impossible to do yourself? I never even thought twice about it. I know that I am not really educated on dyeing shoes, but I thought it wouldnt be that hard….
Should I not dye them myself?
Post # 3
I don’t know how difficult it is to dye them yourself, but how much are you paying for the dye? I only paid $10 to get my shoes dyed, and my bridesmaids are paying $15. The only reason they’re paying more is because I bought my shoes at the place that’s doing the dying.
Post # 4
@Shosha1: Well the RIT Dye at AC Moore was only $4. I guess maybe if it is that inexpensive to have somone else do I should look into it.
Post # 5
You don’t really save that much money doing it yourself and there is a decent chance the color will not be uniform and/or bleed all over your feet when you wear them. I’d let a professional do it.
Post # 6
I’d just let someone do it for you. Unless you get another pair of flats and dye them as a ‘trial’, but after you do that you’ve probably paid the same amount as having a professional do it…soooo I’d just bite the bullet and pay someone. Hey, you can always use the dye on something else!
Post # 7
Some jobs are best left to a professional. If you are planning on taking pics that show your shoes, I would pay to get them done.
Post # 8
I think I’m going to listen to you wise ladies, But I can’t find anyone in my area that dyes shoes! If anyone knows of anyplace in the NJ/Philadelphia area that will dye shoes let me know.
@soyjoy222: You are definitely right. I was thinking of a trial run but its probably more expensive in the long run.
@julies1949: Haha I’m glad you said that because it really helped me decide to get them done professionaly. The only reason I want blue shoes is for the pictures!
Post # 9
Payless actually dyes shoes…
Post # 10
@imalittlebirdie: Really? Even if you don’t buy the shoes from them?