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So you're digging through your undie drawer and find a little satin cami and matching boxers that you had forgotten about. They're still cute, but the pastel hues are not really your style. You consider dyeing them a hot new shade like red or purple. But you aren't sure how to go about it since dying clothes seems intimidating -- and lingerie even more so given its dainty nature. However, changing the color of your favorite unmentionables is really no different from dying a T-shirt or pair of jeans. You just need to employ a technique that's works well with delicate fabrics.
Fill the bucket with roughly three gallons of hot tap water and add 1/2 of the bottle of dye. Using tongs, stir bath until dye is completely mixed in.
Wet down your garment or garments in the sink and place them in the dye bath using the tongs.
Submerge items in the bucket. Stir constantly for 20 to 30 minutes to get a nice, even color with no spots or splotches.
Remove your garments from the bucket. Rinse them with warm water in the sink until the water runs clear.
Place your garments on a large towel. Roll up the towel and press firmly to remove as much excess moisture as possible. Do not wring garments; you can damage delicate items.
Hang your items to dry.
It is not recommended to dye 100 percent polyester garments since the dye will be very faint; stick with nylon, satin and cotton items. If you are worried about staining your hands with dye, wear rubber gloves throughout the process. After wearing, hand-wash your garments in cold water to help preserve the color.