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son of a bleach!

Posted by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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I'm working on a pair of pants that i'm bleaching white for my sister so i can dye them a pastel color. I've done it before so thats not where my question is. What i want to know is why does the threading never bleach and is there anything i can do to bleach it.
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Tiff_R_92
by New Member on Apr. 16, 2013 at 5:29 PM
come on crafty moms!
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Brieshon
by Silver Member on Apr. 16, 2013 at 5:55 PM
The thread may be synthetic, which I don't think bleaches like cotton. I don't know of anything you can do about it, unfortunately.
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sakura912
by Bronze Member on Apr. 16, 2013 at 5:57 PM
i might be wrong, but i thought that polyester thread would not change color in bleach, but rayon would become duller...
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MamaSnaps
by on Apr. 16, 2013 at 6:06 PM

You could try using color remover. 

Tiff_R_92
by New Member on Apr. 16, 2013 at 6:22 PM
It's not that big of a concern just wondered if there was anything i could do. Thanks!
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Tiff_R_92
by New Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 9:39 AM
So apparently my sisters jeans were NOT a 100% cotton like she said ( I couldn't check cuz she had the tags ripped out) because the bleach turned them yellow after soaking and being washed periodically(sp) for 30+ hrs
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The_Monster_Mom
by Emerald Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 9:42 AM
It's color safe thread, it can't be bleached. :-/
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Tiff_R_92
by New Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 9:46 AM
That sucks i wonder if i could use fabric dye on them to at least give them a pastel yellow kinda look.


Quoting The_Monster_Mom:

It's color safe thread, it can't be bleached. :-/

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RutterMama
by Tia on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Hmm, what an interesting question. I wish I could help.

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