Thursday, June 13, 2013

Don't Throw Out That Old Running Gear!

We all have workout gear that has been well loved and therefore stained.  Whether its grass strains from doing post run sit ups, dirt from a muddy trail run, make up stains from forgetting to remove your makeup before your run and blood from bloody nipples- I feel for you men!

Light colored gear always seems to get dingy and gross quick.  If you love the fit and it's comfortable- dont throw it out...dye it!
I bought this packet of dye at Michaels for $3.  I took a formerly white workout tank that had make up stains and gave it new life!  I also threw a few of my daughters white clothing that was dingy and unwearable...all the pieces have new life!
I wish I had a before picture of the gross white tank top but here is an after:

I absolutely LOVE the color and result!  Of course choose a color based on how dark the stains are on the well loved gear :-). I have done other pieces purple and royal blue in the past and everything's come out great.

This is the royal blue tank I dyed last year: 

Just think of the possibilities with color coordination!  I was wishing I had dyed a white headband at the same time so it would match.

Save $ and give it a try!  Let me know how it goes!  


  1. What a good idea! I bet some of the polyester stitching on mine would stay pale, but I think that would look fantastic. I'll let you know how it goes if I do some.

  2. The stitching does usually dye paler...but I think that creates a really cool effect! :-)

  3. Fabulous idea! Thanks so much for sharing!!! I really like the royal blue one you have :) I don't normally buy white workout clothing because of that... But now I could!!! :)

  4. Great idea!! I have a couple white shirts and a white running bolero that have seen better days. Why didn't I think of this? Excellent!!

  5. What great timing for this post! Thank you! I am going to try a peroxide and baking soda mix to get my stain out first but if not I will definitely do this now. Maybe silly question but do they have white dye?!

  6. Can't wait to give my favorite white tank new life! Awesome idea - thanks for sharing!