Dying 50% cotton 50% polyester that already has color
  • I'd like to dye this ottoman cover (it zips off) a much brighter fuchsia pink/red. It's 50% cotton/50% polyester according to Ikea. I was thinking 1 packet of iDye Pink, 1 packet of iDye Crimson, do you think this will work? The color currently is the light baby pink.

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S29096200/#/S39096191


    I'd like to get close to the fuchsia color of this ottoman:
    http://target.scene7.com/is/image/Target/51806232?wid=520&hei=520&fmt=pjpeg

  • I would try basically what you are suggesting. The 50% poly will not dye unless you use Idye poly, but you may not need it. You can dye the 50% cotton that color and get very close. I think your idea of 1 pink one crimson will probably work, although the crimson might be too yellow. You might try just 2 packets of pink. It is a more purple pink than baby pink, so I think you would get pretty close with just 2 packs of regular idye pink.