Dying Ikea Slipcovers
Adding The Dye
Take the wet fabric out of the machine and set it aside. Fill up your machine with the hottest temperature of water. Add in your dye. (I selected “aquamarine” by Rit.) I used one bottle for every 3 cushion covers at a medium water level. The large couch frame slipcover required two bottles of dye in the extra high water level.
The directions say to add 1 cup of salt to the dye bath per bottle of dye used. The salt “sets” the dye. This is an important step. Do not skip it unless you want the dye to fade out when the slipcovers are washed in the future.
After the washing machine has finished its cycle line dry all of the slipcovers to prevent them from further shrinking. When they are almost dry go ahead and put the slipcovers on the furniture frame/cushions. Smooth any wrinkles out with your hands. This is a sneaky way of getting out of ironing.
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