Wednesday, June 26, 2019

DIY natural dyed onesie

Miles has a very neutral color palette when it comes to his clothes. We bought and registered for a lot of white onesies to keep it simple, make laundry easier, and to create a good base to go with everything else he’s got. Plus, what’s cuter than a sweet baby in a simple white onesie? nothing! 

But all that white does come with quite a few stains. 

While we have yet to meet a stain that our stain remover can’t handle (we use the Branch Basics concentrate and their oxy boost), I decided I wanted to dye one of his onesies to mix up the all white wardrobe. 

After posting a quick video stirring the dye on my Instagram, I got so many questions on how to do it, how it turned out, etc. So I thought I’d put together a super quick DIY for anyone who wanted to try it!



white onesie (or any white fabric/clothing)
avocado skins and seeds


save up your avocado skins after a taco Tuesday or over the course of time. to clean the skins, scoop all the avocado out, rinse the skins and get all of the left over 'meat' off of the shell. then set them outside in the sun to dry.

bring the the skins and pits to a boil and then simmer for about an hour. the longer you let them simmer, the deeper the color will become.

pre-soak your fabric in water and wring out any excess water. the fabric should be damp before putting it in the pot. (this helps the fabric soak up the dye evenly!)

check your dye color and once you've reached your desired color, remove all skins/seeds from the water.

place pre-soaked fabric into the dye water and bring back to a simmer. again, the longer you soak the fabric the deeper the color will become! (you can also dye the fabric again to achieve an even darker color if you want! for this, remove the fabric, rinse, dry, and re-soak)

rinse the fabric until it runs clear, wash, and ready to wear!

I love how the color turned out! I would describe it as a neutral clay-like, peachy color. Different avocados can yield different results, as well as the time you soak, the water in your area, etc. The beauty of natural dyeing! 

I can't wait to experiment with other natural dyes and do a few more pieces for his summer wardrobe. 


1 comment :

  1. this is so interesting! i’m definitely gonna do this when my mom gives birth :) i love how it’s so natural!!


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