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Refreshing Tired Denim with Dylon | Giveaway


Dylon recently sent me some of their machine dyes to try out, I had never used them before so was keen to give them a try.

Dylon did also send me some of their hand dyes, so I tried a spot of tie dying with those and was really pleased with how it turned out.

I had a few pairs of old faded jeans that were in desperate need of refreshing so I decided to use the machine dyes on these.

The machine dyes are super easy to use, some already have salt included so you literally just pop the dye into your washing machine, put your fabric in and run a 40 degree cycle. When it has finished you then run another 40 degree wash, and that’s it! Really simple.


Here are my jeans before dying. The ones on the right weren’t too bad to be honest but you can really see the difference after dying the ones on the left.

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As good as new!



Max’s jeans had faded a lot over time, especially on the knees.



I think the difference in these is amazing, they look like brand new pairs of jeans. I am so pleased with these results.


I would definitely recommend Dylon machine dyes, they are really easy to use and do a great job of bring your old faded denim back to life!

There are lots of other colours to choose from so you certainly don’t have to stick to dying denim. Old tshirts, dress, tablecloths, bed sheets etc and in pretty much any colour you can think of!


Dylon are giving away 2 x machine dyes and 2 x hand dyes (your choice of colours) to one of my readers. Please enter below and good luck!

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Check out Dylons range of colours here. What colours would you choose?

Thanks for reading.

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  1. emma walters
    July 21, 2016 / 8:40 am

    would be great on some of my son’s light trousers that have grass stains to hide 🙂

    • Emma
      July 21, 2016 / 8:49 am

      My sons had grass stains on, it’s covered them up a treat! x

  2. Tania Atfield
    July 21, 2016 / 9:50 am

    I would dye my white shorts as they are stained

  3. Rebecca Taylor
    July 21, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Oh wow! I never knew you could even do this! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  4. kim neville
    July 21, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    Myself and my daughter have a few black jeans that have faded

  5. laura stewart
    July 21, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    i would use them on some of my daughters clothes x

  6. jo liddement
    July 21, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    I have a plain white shirt which i would dye and also a seat cover in my son’s bedroom which is very faded and i feel would be easy to dye and revamp.

  7. Rachel Craig
    July 21, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    Dye my Black jeans which have faded.

  8. July 21, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    Wow that’s a brilliant result they look new!

    I always see those products but more worry about the effect on my washing machine, can we have an after pic to see if it’s left any dye? Or am I just being weird!! X

  9. July 21, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    Wow that’s a brilliant result they look new!

    I always see those products but more worry about the effect on my washing machine, can we have an after pic to see if it’s left any dye? Or am I just being strange!! X

    • Emma
      July 21, 2016 / 4:46 pm

      I ran an empty wash at 60 after then did a white wash, no dye came off on it x x

  10. Susan Smith
    July 21, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    Dye my husbands Jeans and perhaps do my sons as well

  11. A
    July 21, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    I’ve got some fabric I’d like to change the colour of, and maybe some older white clothes as well; making them darker instead of constantly refreshing their whiteness can work really well.

  12. Tara Clover
    July 21, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    I have used a black one before on a linen dress. It came up like new.

  13. Annabel Greaves
    July 22, 2016 / 10:48 am

    I would dye the kids trousers xx

  14. July 22, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    There’s something about little boy’s jeans that gets so grubby! These are genius and sound so simple to use but such a difference! Thanks for joining us for #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Emma
      July 22, 2016 / 4:19 pm

      Yep, grass stains on the knees! Nightmare x

  15. July 22, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Wow what a difference, I would never to think about dying them to get the colour back, such a simple and effective thing to do. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove Laura x

    • Emma
      July 22, 2016 / 4:20 pm

      Really easy to do and far cheaper than replacing them x

    July 22, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    My denim jacket that could do with getting its colour back

  17. Zatun Suleman
    July 22, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    I’d love to bring the colour back in my jeans.This would make them look new again

  18. Heather Knotts
    July 23, 2016 / 9:47 am

    I’d dye the cream covers off my sofa a darker colour. Something more suitable for 2 small children and 1 big dog 🙂

  19. Emma
    July 23, 2016 / 10:08 am

    To make my kids jeans look good as new again, sounds much cheaper than buying new ones! 🙂

  20. Alan Chung
    July 23, 2016 / 11:32 am

    I would dye my work trousers as they have faded

  21. Sarah Mackay
    July 23, 2016 / 11:42 am

    Doe a few of my faded jeans

  22. Andrea A
    July 23, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    I’d use the dye on some faded jeans.

  23. carole n
    July 23, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    would love to try this on some faded jeans

  24. hannonle
    July 24, 2016 / 10:42 am

    I’ve got a pair of really really pale linen trousers that I would like to dye to a more child-friendly colour. I never wear them because they would just get stained straight away by someone’s sticky fingers.

  25. Tracy Hanley
    July 24, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    my jeans are looking a little worn out so these would make them look better

  26. Amanda Hart
    July 24, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    I would use this on the whole families jeans. Needing some love for quite a lot of them

  27. Jo Carroll
    July 25, 2016 / 10:45 am

    I think I’d definately use them to rescue the families dark faded t-shirts. They tend to fade far too easily? Can’t touch my vintage 501’s though as they are after all ‘authentic’ 😉 so don’t want them to lose value…hehe!

  28. Richard Rowley
    July 26, 2016 / 2:43 am

    I have a Navy blue denim summer jacket that has faded badly but still love to wear even as it has no horrible nylon lining that sticks your arms when wearing short sleeves!

  29. Solange
    July 26, 2016 / 6:00 am

    I would dye the kid’s trousers.

  30. Claire Nutman
    July 26, 2016 / 8:33 am

    Re splendour some of my fave items !

  31. July 26, 2016 / 11:29 am

    I would use them on my jeans and my partner’s t-shirts – he’s wearing some appallingly faded ones!

  32. Angie Hoggett
    July 26, 2016 / 11:59 am

    dye some of my jeans and my boyfriends

  33. Tracy Gladman
    July 27, 2016 / 7:38 am

    I would dye some cushion covers as I am in the process of redecorating.

  34. Dawn Hull
    July 27, 2016 / 11:12 am

    It would be ideal for brightening up some t shirts and vest tops for Summer.

  35. Helen W
    July 27, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    With the machine dyes, I’d use it to freshen up some t-shirts and jeans that have faded. With the hand dyes I’d like to get a white dress or tunic and have a go at doing an ombre effect.

  36. Carly Belsey
    July 28, 2016 / 7:48 am

    Wow I didnt know these existed, I have so many jeans that need revamping 🙂

  37. Anthony Webster
    July 28, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Dont know yet but sure i would find somethig.

  38. Karl Borowy
    July 28, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    will dye some tired old white t shirts

  39. Annette Haden
    July 28, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Recycle clothing by batik and dying

  40. tracy james
    July 28, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    ive got some faded black jeans that id love to try this on

  41. Rachel Butterworth
    July 28, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    Dip dye my curtains.

  42. judy parslow
    July 29, 2016 / 7:47 am

    dye my works jeans as really fading

  43. July 30, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    I would spend a fun afternoon teaching the children how to do tie dye

    July 31, 2016 / 10:40 am

    Love these dyes.

  45. EJ Dunn
    July 31, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    I would bring the colour back to my husband’s jeans

  46. Rich Tyler
    July 31, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    Faded jeans!

  47. Karen Scammell
    July 31, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    I have a few tops I would dye

  48. Iris W
    August 1, 2016 / 8:35 am

    We have a few jeans that could do with this to bring a bit of colour back

  49. E Fogarty
    August 1, 2016 / 11:56 am

    Refresh black trousers etc.

  50. Sheri Darby
    August 1, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Colour some dirty stained t shirts

  51. Andrew Hindley
    August 1, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    I would red-dye my jeans and denim jacket and any other faded clothing

  52. Christine Lockley
    August 1, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    I have a chair cover that I’d love to experiment with colour on, it’d be perfect in my son’s graffiti inspired room

  53. elaine stokes
    August 1, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    my black jeans need to be black again

  54. jen s morgan
    August 1, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    My son has a few pairs of jeans that are really faded so would be great to these to see if they can make them look nearly new again! X

  55. Laura Nice
    August 1, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    My jeans!!

  56. Siane Kerr
    August 1, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    i would use them to revive my old jeans that have been banished to the bottom of my drawers. Would give them a whole new lease of life!

  57. Kate Sabin-Burns
    August 1, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    bring my red jeans back to life 😀

  58. Ashley
    August 1, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    I would try to fix my 6 year old’s jeans!

  59. August 1, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    All my jeans could do with some dye, can’t believe how great they look.

  60. Laura Harrison
    August 1, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    My boyfriends jeans xxx

  61. Jemma Dwyer
    August 1, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    i would dye my partners jeans without he’s permission lol

  62. Amanda Norwood
    August 1, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    Dye my husband’s faded jeans

  63. Diana
    August 1, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    I would dye my partners old jeans 🙂

  64. SHAZZ
    August 1, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    I would use it on my favorite cropped jeans- they need refreshing

  65. Gemma Holland
    August 1, 2016 / 11:03 pm

    I’d dye my jeans. I’ve used this before & it’s great, it really works. Thank you

  66. ellie spider
    August 1, 2016 / 11:14 pm

    I’d do my jeans – my skinny black ones that I love look grey right now

  67. Michelle Wild
    August 1, 2016 / 11:21 pm

    Dye my linen towels.

  68. Joanna Phillimore
    August 1, 2016 / 11:48 pm

    I would just love to try this! I have lots of clothes that I was going to throw out – now they might have a second chance!

  69. Natalia S
    August 2, 2016 / 3:32 am

    I’d dye lots of t-shirts which are not bright white anymore

  70. joanne casey
    August 2, 2016 / 4:32 am

    There are loads of things I would like to revive with Dylon dyes particularly black jeans, they soon start to look dull and dying them really gives them a new lease of life

  71. Leanne Hansell
    August 2, 2016 / 5:07 am

    I would use the dyes on my daughter’s grass-stained jeans.

  72. Tina Glover
    August 2, 2016 / 6:09 am

    I would dye my daughters leggings… lots of them have faded at the knee. Your jeans turned out fab 🙂

  73. August 2, 2016 / 7:05 am

    I would dye my son’s jeans they look faded

  74. Kim Lam
    August 2, 2016 / 7:10 am

    I would refresh all my black t shirts that have faded

  75. Elzbieta Znyk
    August 2, 2016 / 7:28 am

    I would dye my kids clothes

  76. Gem Cook
    August 2, 2016 / 8:03 am

    I have several pair of jeans including our kids that have faded. This would be perfect to bring them back to looking new.

  77. Purmala Shrestha
    August 2, 2016 / 8:10 am

    I would bring the color back to my jeans.

  78. carol boffey
    August 2, 2016 / 8:13 am

    Id dye my tops

  79. Pamela Gossage
    August 2, 2016 / 8:27 am

    Refresh my jeans

  80. Kirsty Elliott
    August 2, 2016 / 8:35 am

    I would revitalise my jeans x

  81. August 2, 2016 / 8:56 am

    I would re-dye all my faded t shirts.

    August 2, 2016 / 9:06 am


  83. Debbie Johnson
    August 2, 2016 / 9:09 am

    I hate it when your black tshirts and vests wash out and look grey, I’d refresh all my black items and my jeans. It’s very hard to find Dylon in the shops these days, I had to hunt some down the other month and only found a very small selection in Wilkos

  84. Elizabeth Marshall
    August 2, 2016 / 9:14 am

    What a brilliant idea, I would dye some of my three year old twin girls jeans as they get so faded when I hang them on the line to dry in the Sun.

  85. Chris Fletcher
    August 2, 2016 / 9:47 am

    I have a load of old faded denim that these would liven up a treat!

  86. Stephanie Whitehouse
    August 2, 2016 / 9:58 am

    I want to do some fancy techniques to produce graduated fabrics for patchwork

  87. Hayley Todd
    August 2, 2016 / 10:29 am

    I have so many pairs of favourite jeans that have really faded and are in desperate need of reviving but as they are my favourite pairs I can’t throw them out! So, I would use these fabulous dyes to reinvigorate my jeans and make them wearable again!

  88. Victoria Dixon
    August 2, 2016 / 10:40 am

    I would freshen up my husbands jeans and his black shirts for work as they have seen better days!

  89. August 2, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    Dye some old towels for my bathroom

  90. liz ferguson
    August 2, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    for my denim jacket

  91. Allan Fullarton
    August 2, 2016 / 4:49 pm

    i would use them on some of my daughters clothes

  92. Melanie Burton
    August 2, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    I have some white jean shorts that have gone an off white colour. I would dye these dark blue or black to bring them back to life!

  93. Jo McPherson
    August 2, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    I have some jeans that have faded at the knees, I’d use it on these

  94. August 2, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    I’d dye some of my old jeans and also my denim shorts

  95. Jo Glasspool
    August 2, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    I have some towels that are a bit dull and faded, this would brighten them up again.

  96. George Wright
    August 2, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    I’d use them on my partner’s jeans, he has several pairs that would benefit!

  97. Natalie Crossan
    August 3, 2016 / 12:18 am

    Dye some towels n jeans 🙂