I get sometimes tired of looking for nice bodies/underwear for Pepa. The ones you get in the regular stores like Zara, H&M and ToysRUs are white and plain, and they dont fit the woolen or knitted things I buy or make. And the ones I like, they are over expensive.
Many people will say: "Is just underwear", "it looks ok" or "you are being too picky" but at the end of the day, I would like to have some natural colored bodies that just make my little deer look even more beautiful.
So I remembered that my mom used to dye my tights with tea. Every tea will give a different color to fabric. I started with Classic black tea, that gives a natural old rose color to it. You can try different teas to go to a more yellow creamy color or regular cream.
What you will need for 1-2 bodies:
1 bag of Tea (more bags for a darker color)
a wooden spoon
Pre-wash your textiles, even if they are new. You should start the procedure before they dry. In a bowl add the boiling water and tea bag and after 2 minutes, add the body or textile.
Swirl the body around and try to get it down to the bottom of the bowl so that it's completely submerged. If pieces start popping up, use a plate to hold it under.
Let it steep for at least 1 hour. The stronger the tea and the longer you let the cloth steep, the deeper the stain. I let it soak overnight.
Remove it from the brew and briefly rinse in a cold water bath. Add a splash of vinegar to set the color and let soak for 10 minutes. If you decide the stain is just too light, repeat the steps and stain it again.
Staining or dying textiles with natural products such as coffee and tea is an inexpensive, non-toxic method. It's an easy way to create a vintage look, or to disguise those badly stained kitchen towels—not to mention, the process smells a whole lot better than using commercial dyes!
I'm Andrea - a food enthusiast and blogger. Recently I noticed I have been answering a lot of questions about what I buy for my daughter Pepa, or what are my thoughts in certain "mom stuff". This is how I realised I should start a blog about being mom.. Or "Mom" like me! I hope to share my thoughts, amazing, things I buy and amazing recipes with other moms, just like me!