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Dyeing BackPacks

I bought little backpacks as favors for my son’s birthday in 2 weeks. They just arrived today and they are 100% polyester. The description said canvas and “design your own”, so silly me I assumed at least partially cotton. They are white and I would like them to be orange. I understand RIT Dye can’t be used. What can I do? Paint them? Is there anything that will work as long as they aren’t ever washed? Also, just out of curiosity, what happens if you use RIT dye?
Thanks,

Jackie
Yes, you are correct, Rit cannot be used. If you try it, you’ll find that they remain the same color that they are now. You can use fabric paint of various kinds. Check at a big crafts store and also at www.dharmatrading.com. However, you probably won’t be able to totally re-color them. Perhaps you could re-frame your idea as decorating them with orange.
Happy birthday party!
Jennifer

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