Stardew Valley: How To Dye Clothes (2022)

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Stardew Valley offers an almost ridiculous number of clothing options for in-game player avatars. Almost any item in the game can be mixed with Cloth to create a unique garment, and many clothing items can even be dyed.

Dyeing clothes in Stardew Valley isn't the most straightforward process, though. There are two ways of doing it: with a sewing machine or the dye pots in Emily and Haley's house. Additionally, not all dyes are made the same. To help make sense of the dyeing process, let's take a look at everything there is to know about it.

How to Unlock Dyeing

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Unlocking the ability to tailor and dye is pretty simple. To do so, just find a single bolt of Cloth, and the next day, Emily will show up with instructions on using the sewing machine and dye pots at her house. Pretty simple, right?

It shouldn't be too difficult to find Cloth, since it is obtained in a wide variety of ways. But, here's a full list of all the ways it can be found:

  • Place Wool from rabbits or sheep into a Loom
  • Place Soggy Newspaper into a Recycling Machine
  • Defeat Mummies, who can drop it
  • Trade three Aquaramine to the Desert Trader on Wednesdays
  • Befriend Emily, who will sometimes mail some to the farm

Dyeing with the Dye Pots

Once tailoring has been unlocked, there are two different ways to dye clothing. The first this post will look at is using the dye pots in Emily's house. These are found on the right side of the room where her sewing machine is located. They look like five bowls with paint in them. Simply interact with them to open up the dye pot menu.

There are five colored pots here, and each one requires an item of the corresponding color before a garment can be dyed. There are a ton of items that can be used for each color, though some easy-to-obtain ones are crops and forageables. Any item that can be used will be highlighted in the inventory with a small dot showing which color the item is. Additionally, scrolling over each of the pots will show inventory items that match the color.

After all the pots have been filled, the dye icon in the lower left will light up. Clicking this opens up the following screen:

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From here, the sliders can be adjusted to change the color of an item. The top slider is for the hue, the second is for the saturation, and the third is for the lightness.

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Some important notes:

  • The player must be wearing any item they want to dye
  • All dyeable items being worn will be dyed the same color
    • Take an item off if it shouldn't be dyed
  • The items used for the colors in the dye pots will be consumed

This is by no means an exhaustive list of every item that can be used, but here are some easily obtainable examples for each color:

Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple
  • Apple
  • Bait
  • Cherry
  • Coral
  • Cranberries
  • Fire Quartz
  • Holly
  • Hot Pepper
  • Magma Geode
  • Peach
  • Radish
  • Red Mushroom
  • Salmonberry
  • Strawberry
  • Tomato
  • Apricot
  • Basic Fertilizer
  • Bread
  • Cave Carrot
  • Clay
  • Common Mushroom
  • Copper Ore
  • Driftwood
  • Earth Crystal
  • Geode
  • Orange
  • Potato
  • Spice Berry
  • Unmilled Rice
  • Wood
  • Beer
  • Bone Fragment
  • Corn
  • Daffodil
  • Dandelion
  • Ginger
  • Hay
  • Honey
  • Oil
  • Parsnip
  • Sap
  • Snail
  • Solar Essence
  • Sunflower
  • Wheat
  • Artichoke
  • Bok Choy
  • Cactus Fruit
  • Duck Feather
  • Emerald
  • Fiber
  • Fiddlehead Fern
  • Green Algae
  • Green Bean
  • Hops
  • Kale
  • Petrified Slime
  • Pickles of any kind
  • Seaweed
  • Tea Leaves
  • Albacore
  • Anchovy
  • Aquamarine
  • Battery Pack
  • Blackberry
  • Blue Jazz
  • Blueberry
  • Bream
  • Broken CD
  • Broken Glasses
  • Clam
  • Crystal Fruit
  • Frozen Tear
  • Frozen Geode
  • Joja Cola
  • Periwinkle
  • Tuna
  • Amaranth
  • Amethyst
  • Beet
  • Bug Meat
  • Crocus
  • Eggplant
  • Grape
  • Pomegranate
  • Purple Mushroom
  • Red Cabbage
  • Refined Quartz
  • Sea Urchin
  • Sweet Pea
  • Void Essence
  • Wild Plum
  • Wine of any kind

Dyeing with the Sewing Machine

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Using the dye pots is not the only method for changing the color of clothing, though. It's also possible to dye clothes with a sewing machine (on the farm or at Emily's house), though it works a little differently.

Instead of filling out all the colors and selecting from a slider, the sewing machine consumes one item at a time and combines its color with the garment's color. For example, if a white shirt is placed in the Cloth section and Cranberries are placed in the spool, the shirt will be dyed red. If a yellow shirt is dyed with Cranberries, the shirt will be more of an orange color.

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Every item that can be used to dye clothing comes with a strength level, which determines how strong its dyeing abilities are. The above image shows a Joja Cola (normal strength) shifting a pair of shorts to a very light blue; a Blue Jazz (medium strength) dyeing the white shorts a bit of a darker blue; and a Blueberry (strong) dyeing the shorts a deep blue.

Normal-strength items work out to about 25% strength, medium-strength items are about 50%, and a strong dye item is 100% strength. If using normal-strength items, it will take four times applying dye to match what a strong item would achieve.

The same principle applies to dyeing clothes that aren't already white. Dyeing a pair of blue shorts with a normal strength red item will make them a slightly more blueish shade of purple, while using a strong red item will make them completely red.

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In this image, a pair of blue shorts is dyed with an Apple (normal strength red), resulting in a pretty dark purple that leans more toward blue. A Radish (medium strength red) creates a more balanced purple between blue and red, while, on the right, Cranberries (strong red) are used, turning the shorts completely red.

Alternately, a player can completely avoid needing to know almost anything about combining colors and still use a sewing machine to dye their clothes. By placing a Prismatic Shard or a Rainbow Shell in the spool, the sewing machine will open up the hue-saturation-lightness slider menu that the dye pots use.

Here are all the items that are considered medium strength or strong:

Medium Strong
Item Color Item Color
Blue Jazz (any) blue Ancient Doll blue
Potato brown Blueberry blue
Yam brown Dwarf Scroll III blue
Artichoke green Chewing Stick brown
Bok Choy green Chipped Amphora brown
Green Bean green Dwarvish Helm brown
Poppy (any) orange Rusty Cog brown
Pumpkin orange Rusty Spur brown
Amaranth pale violet red Glass Shards cyan
Fairy Rose (any) pink Triple Shot Espresso dark brown
Melon pink Rare Disc dark gray
Crocus purple Beet dark purple
Eggplant purple Golden Mask gold
Red Cabbage purple Golden Relic gold
Sweet Pea purple Anchor gray
Eggplant Parmesan red Ancient Sword gray
Hot Pepper red Arrowhead gray
Radish red Dwarf Gadget gray
Rhubarb red Prehistoric Handaxe gray
Spaghetti red Prehistoric Tool gray
Strawberry red Rusty Spoon gray
Tomato red Dinosaur Egg green
Tulip (any) red Dwarf Scroll II green
Cauliflower white Fiddlehead Fern green
Garlic white Kale green
Corn yellow Strange Doll (Green) green
Parsnip yellow Ancient Drum purple
Summer Spangle (any) yellow Cranberries red
Sunflower yellow Cranberry Candy red
Cranberry Sauce red
Dwarf Scroll I red
Bone Flute sand
Chicken Statue sand
Lunarite white
Ornamental Fan white
Dried Starfish yellow
Dwarf Scroll IV yellow
Elvish Jewelry yellow
Strange Doll (Yellow) yellow

Stardew Valley is available on PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Android, and iOS.

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FAQs

How do you dye clothes in Stardew Valley? ›

These are found on the right side of the room where her sewing machine is located. They look like five bowls with paint in them. Simply interact with them to open up the dye pot menu. There are five colored pots here, and each one requires an item of the corresponding color before a garment can be dyed.

How do you dye clothes in Stardew Valley White? ›

Dyeing can be done in two ways, both of which are available at Emily's house: by using the dye pots and by using the sewing machine. Both are unlocked during a cutscene with Emily after obtaining at least 1 Cloth.

How do you dye clothes Stardew Valley Mobile? ›

Upon clicking the dye bottle button, a menu will pop up with color sliders (similar to the character creation menu) that allow you to choose any color for the item(s) of clothing being dyed. The items in the dye pots will be consumed.

How do you customize clothes on Stardew Valley? ›

Sewing Machine & Tailoring

To use the sewing machine and tailor your clothes to change your appearance up, you simply need to visit Emily and Hailey's house after you've acquired Cloth for the first time and you'll be able to use the machine in their house.

How do you dye garments? ›

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How do you dye pants? ›

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How do you unlock the dye in Stardew Valley? ›

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How do you turn a pink dress white? ›

Combine 1 part chlorine bleach with 4 parts water.

For example, for 4 cups (950 mL) of water, you need to add 1 cup (240 mL) of chlorine bleach. Use chlorine bleach to turn your clothes white rather than all-purpose or color-safe bleach, which may not bleach your clothes evenly.

How do you use Emily's sewing machine? ›

Go to the sewing room and interact with Emily's sewing machine. Two slots will appear— the first slot with the cloth icon requires one piece of Cloth, and the second slot with the spool of thread icon requires any item in Stardew Valley that can produce an article of clothing.

Who has the sewing machine Stardew Valley? ›

Tailoring and Dyeing are unlocked in a cutscene the day after the player acquires at least 1 Cloth. Emily will appear in front of the player's house and tell them that they can tailor clothes using the sewing machine at her house.

How do you make Stardew Valley wedding clothes? ›

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How do you get Emily's sewing machine? ›

After you've acquired at least one cloth, all you need to do is wait until the next day and exit your farmhouse after between 6 am and 11 am (when it is not raining), at which point Emily will appear to tell you about her sewing machine.

Can you dye shoes in Stardew Valley? ›

Boots and shoes can also be custom-tailored, which does not create a new item, but transfers the stats from one pair to another. Tailoring and Dyeing are unlocked in a cutscene the day after the player acquires at least 1 Cloth.

How do you use Stardew Valley clothing mods? ›

How do you install Stardew Valley clothing mods? Like other Stardew Valley mods, you need to locate the Mods folder of the game and place the mod files in separate folders there. Then you can start the game normally!

How do you change hair color in Stardew Valley? ›

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How do you use dye? ›

Standard Top Load Washer Dyeing Step-By-Step
  1. Fill washer with hot water. ...
  2. Add dye, stir with a metal spoon to mix well. ...
  3. Dip the test fabric or a paper towel in the solution to test color. ...
  4. Wet pre-washed fabric with warm water and add to dye mixture. ...
  5. Set wash cycle time to 30 minutes, wash and rinse.

How can I change the color of fabric? ›

Once clean, dampen the fabric by spraying water on with a trigger spray bottle. Pour the paint into a bowl and dip in a sponge or paint brush. Rub this into the fabric and it will instantly soak in and change the colour. Leave to dry before applying a second coat of fabric paint in the exact same way as the first.

How do you dye a shirt? ›

Wet your garment, then add it to the dye bath. Stir slowly and continuously, especially for the first 10 minutes, because stirring can help even color with no weird splotches. Keep it in there for up to 30 minutes until desired color is achieved, and then remove and squeeze out excess dye.

How can I permanently dye clothes at home? ›

How to Dye Fabric (Immersion Dye Technique Tutorial) - YouTube

How do you have a baby in Stardew Valley? ›

If you maintain a 10-heart relationship with your spouse, already have the nursery, have not removed the crib, and have been married for at least 7 days, there is a ≈5% chance that you will be asked if you want to have a child. If you agree, the baby will be born after 14 days and appear in the crib in the nursery.

What happens if you pass out Stardew? ›

Passing out

There is no penalty for falling asleep while inside a Farmhouse or Cabin. In a multiplayer game, any player that passes out will be announced in chat, even if they are inside the farmhouse.

What does the wizard like in Stardew Valley? ›

The Wizard has multiple items that he loves, which will help increase friendship with him quickly. The ones more specific to him are Purple Mushrooms, Solar Essence, Super Cucumbers, and Void Essence. He also loves all items that are considered to be universal loves by all other villagers.

Why does bleach turn red? ›

Well water and liquid bleach are just not very compatible. The sodium hypochlorite active in liquid bleach reacts with the iron and changes it to the chemical form as rust. This new yellow/red discoloration then deposits on clothes, and after drying has essentially dyed the clothes.

What Colour does green turn when bleached? ›

Yellow will usually turn white. Greens will turn a light yellowish green or white. Darker blues turn red or pink. Lighter blues turn white.

How do you Undye clothes? ›

How To Remove Clothes You've Dyed In The Wash - YouTube

How do you make a Stardew Valley prismatic shirt? ›

To create a piece of Prismatic clothing, combine Cloth and a Prismatic Shard at the sewing machine inside Emily and Haley's house. Dedicated players can combine all five separate pieces of Cloth with five separate Prismatic Shards to collect all five articles of Prismatic clothing.

Why can't I use the sewing machine in Stardew Valley? ›

According to the wiki: "Tailoring and Dyeing are unlocked in a cutscene the day after the player acquires at least 1 Cloth. Emily will appear in front of the player's house and tell them that they can tailor clothes using the sewing machine at her house."

Can you make armor in Stardew Valley? ›

Once you reach Combat level 9, you can craft this Armor through 5 Iridium Bars, 50 Solar Essence, and 50 Void Essence.

How do you make Stardew Valley wedding clothes? ›

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How do you use Emily's sewing machine? ›

Go to the sewing room and interact with Emily's sewing machine. Two slots will appear— the first slot with the cloth icon requires one piece of Cloth, and the second slot with the spool of thread icon requires any item in Stardew Valley that can produce an article of clothing.

Can you dye shoes in Stardew Valley? ›

Boots and shoes can also be custom-tailored, which does not create a new item, but transfers the stats from one pair to another. Tailoring and Dyeing are unlocked in a cutscene the day after the player acquires at least 1 Cloth.

How do you turn a pink dress white? ›

Combine 1 part chlorine bleach with 4 parts water.

For example, for 4 cups (950 mL) of water, you need to add 1 cup (240 mL) of chlorine bleach. Use chlorine bleach to turn your clothes white rather than all-purpose or color-safe bleach, which may not bleach your clothes evenly.

How do kids get into Stardew Valley? ›

You can have children only if you are married and have upgraded the Farmhouse for the second time which adds a nursery and an extra room. After you go to bed for the night, your spouse might ask (1/20 chance) if you want to have/adopt a child. You can answer "yes" or "not now."

Is there armor in Stardew Valley? ›

For that purpose, Stardew Valley offers different types of armor to equip that saves them from danger and increases their defense mechanism. With so many variations and plenty of options in armors of Stardew Valley, players often get confused to select the most suitable protection for them.

How much is a pearl worth Stardew Valley? ›

Pearls can be used to make the Bridal Veil on the Sewing Machine or can be sold for 2,500g. You can only obtain one pearl from the Mermaid Boat per save file, but you can also obtain them from fish ponds, artefact troves and by deep sea fishing on the Night Market submarine.

How do you make a Stardew Valley prismatic shirt? ›

To create a piece of Prismatic clothing, combine Cloth and a Prismatic Shard at the sewing machine inside Emily and Haley's house. Dedicated players can combine all five separate pieces of Cloth with five separate Prismatic Shards to collect all five articles of Prismatic clothing.

Why can't I use the sewing machine in Stardew Valley? ›

According to the wiki: "Tailoring and Dyeing are unlocked in a cutscene the day after the player acquires at least 1 Cloth. Emily will appear in front of the player's house and tell them that they can tailor clothes using the sewing machine at her house."

How do you unlock Emily's sewing machine Stardew? ›

After you've acquired at least one cloth, all you need to do is wait until the next day and exit your farmhouse after between 6 am and 11 am (when it is not raining), at which point Emily will appear to tell you about her sewing machine.

What are the best rings to combine in Stardew Valley? ›

The Best Situational Ring Combinations
  1. Vampire and Soul Sapper. One of the most rewarding equipment mix in-game. ...
  2. Slime Charmer and Iridium Band. Perfect for slime lovers. ...
  3. Lucky and Burglar's. Hungry for a monster kill reward? ...
  4. Yoba and Protection. ...
  5. Crabshell and Thorns. ...
  6. Phoenix and Yoba. ...
  7. Immunity and Thorns. ...
  8. Savage and Napalm.
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What do you do with extra rings in Stardew Valley? ›

The Adventurer's Guild can be found to the east of the mines and is home to Marlon and Gil. Players will be able to sell excess weapons, boots, and rings to the Adventurer's Guild for different sums of gold, and the Guild is open from 2:00 pm to 10:oo pm.

How can I dye my clothes black? ›

The best way to dye fabric black is to fill a large container with hot water and add black fabric dye. Use more dye for a darker black, or add a 1/4 cup of salt per 1/2 pound of fabric you're dyeing to make the final color more vibrant.

Why does bleach turn red? ›

Well water and liquid bleach are just not very compatible. The sodium hypochlorite active in liquid bleach reacts with the iron and changes it to the chemical form as rust. This new yellow/red discoloration then deposits on clothes, and after drying has essentially dyed the clothes.

What Colour does green turn when bleached? ›

Yellow will usually turn white. Greens will turn a light yellowish green or white. Darker blues turn red or pink. Lighter blues turn white.

How do you Undye clothes? ›

How To Remove Clothes You've Dyed In The Wash - YouTube

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