I have blogged on many a previous occasion about Mini being “noise with muck on” , so purchasing white fitted sheets was not a clever thing for me to do. In my defense I thought that they would go with any duvet cover and colour scheme and both boys could use them, but in practice this has never been the case. Even on a bath night Mini can be mucky on five minutes and therefore, so can his bedding.
But being the thrifty mum that I am I refused to replace them. However after seeing my transformation of Mini’s bedroom Dylon came to the rescue. I have always been wary of using dyes in my washing machine, as I thought they were complicated and would leave the machine in a terrible state, thankfully I was wrong.
I weighed three sheets and worked out that I needed two packets of washing machine dye and 500g of salt (you need this much no matter how many packs of dye you use) and set to transforming these white sheets to bright tulip red.
It is a very simple process:
- Add dye to washing machine drum and cover with 500g of salt
- Add damp sheets
- Wash on a 40 degree wash
- Wash again on a 40 degree wash with detergent
After washing them I cleaned my machine, which you can read all about on A Thrifty Mum. I was really impressed with the sheets. The cotton is still white, but that is fine as the stitching is not visible. Dying is also a really cost effective way to transform things that have lots of wear left in them I dyed two 100% cotton sheets and one brushed cotton sheet, which were all around £10 each. The cost to dye them all was less than £11.
Disclosure: Review based on a free sample