Personal style is very important in Stardew Valley. Though almost no one will ever talk to you about your fashion sense in Pelican Town, many players like to show their incredible choice of clothing when posting pictures of their farm online.
One very important part of looking your best in Stardew Valley is to choose which colors you want your clothes to have. If you just get basic clothes with their default colors, you are nothing more than the boring city person who just moved to Pelican Town.
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However, if you know how to dye your clothes and even make new ones, you will fit right in with the eccentric community of Pelican Town NPCs and Stardew Valley fans around the world.
To dye your clothes in Stardew Valley, you will either need to use the Dye Pots or the Sewing Machine, which are both available in Emily’s house after getting your first piece of Cloth.
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How to Dye Clothes in Stardew Valley
To dye clothes in Stardew Valley, you will need to use one of two items:
- Dye Pots
- Sewing Machine
Emily will come over the next day and tell you about the machines waiting inside her house.
If you go inside their house, you will see a room in the southern part of the house that has a Sewing Machine to the left and Dye Pots to the right.
How to Use the Dye Pots
If you interact with the Dye Pots, you will open a menu where you will see six differently colored pots and your inventory.
To dye clothes in Stardew Valley using the Dye Pots, you will need at least one item to put inside all of the colored pots.
Once you put an item in all of the pots, you can instantly change the color of any piece of clothing that you are wearing at the moment of the interaction.
You can only use items with the same color as the pots to fill them. For example, the red pot could use an Apple, and the yellow pot could use a Dandelion.
This means that you need 6 different items, which represent the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
To make your task easier, here is a table with all the items that you can use with the Dye Pots, along with the color they represent.
Make sure to bring one for each color when you want to use the Dye Pots to dye clothes in Stardew Valley:
|Basic Retaining Soil
|Dwarf Scroll II
|Blue Slime Egg
|Dwarf Scroll I
|Dish O’ The Sea
|Dwarf Scroll IV
|Green Slime Egg
|Dwarf Scroll III
|Purple Slime Egg
|Mushroom Tree Seed
|Oil of Garlic
|Hot Java Ring
|Slime Charmer Ring
|Red Slime Egg
|Soul Sapper Ring
|Mango Sticky Rice
|Strange Doll (green)
|Son of Crimsonfish
|Sweet Gem Berry
|Ring of Yoba
|Small Glow Ring
|Quality Retaining Soil
|Strange Doll (yellow)
|Tiger Slime Egg
|Triple Shot Espresso
|Warp Totem: Beach
|Warp Totem: Desert
|Warp Totem: Farm
|Warp Totem: Island
|Warp Totem: Mountains
How to Use the Sewing Machine
When you interact with the Sewing Machine in Emily’s house (and also the one you can get later in the game), you will open a menu that shows you a sewing machine and your inventory.
You will have two slots where you can insert items.
One is the feed, which is in the bottom left part of the sewing machine, where you can either insert a piece of Cloth or a piece of clothing you want to dye in Stardew Valley.
In the upper corner, in the spool, you can insert materials you want to use for the process. For dying, you will need to place an item with the color you want in the spool.
Depending on the strength of the material, the clothing will change colors a bit to match the material.
All materials have a strength when it comes to color that ranges from 25 to 100%. If you use a weak material with 25% strength, then your clothing will only change its color a bit to match the color of the material.
If the material is strong, with 100% strength, it will instantly change the color of the item to the color of the material.
You can also use weak materials 4 times if you want to fully dye a piece of clothing to the color of that material.
Though the Sewing Machine can be used to get interesting combinations between the color of the clothing and the material, it is much more inefficient than the Dye Pots.
However, because it only requires one material, it is much easier to use.
That’s everything you need to know about how to dye clothes in Stardew Valley!
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