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Just wondering if you can dye the BSWW covers with koolaid and how you do that. I got the plain white ones because I didn't like the patterns but I'd like to liven them up a bit, unless that affects the waterproofing....
 

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Kool-aid will only dye protein fibers such as animal hair/wool or silk. You can dye cotton (like prefolds, etc) with fiber reactive dyes like procion or dylon, or any tie-dye set. However, BSWW are made from polyester and I don't really know what would work best with that or if anything readily available will dye it well. I hope you get some more input from those who have tried.<br><br>
ETA: You would need a different kind of dye for polyester, it seems to be difficult to get and not as easy as other dyes to work with. Here is some info on dyeing polyester- <a href="http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/dispersedye.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/dispersedye.shtml</a>
 

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BSWW are a little different than regular polyester. You aren't supposed to soak them which is one reason not to dye them. Plus the PUL would be a barrier to the dye soaking into the fiber. I looked into this and that was the consensus I found. You can puff paint them though.
 

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Thanks, that link is perfect! I'm going to try the fabric crayons.
 
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