Leather Dyeing

I have a leather skirt which I am trying to dye black, it is pink. I don’t have a problem w/ the leather I bought some color preparer and color spray, Meltonian brand, but the lining needs to be done too. Can I dye it in the washer using regular Rit dye? Or will the washing machine wreck the leather?

Dear Leann,
The lining is probably polyester or acetate, which cannot be dyed. Please read my article on Fabric Dyeing 101 for background information. If you like the results of the leather dyeing, I would cut out the lining and leave it at that, or else have a new, black lining installed.

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