Things You'll Need
Liquid dish soap
Leather conditioner (optional)
Never use bleach or ammonia to remove dye from leather, as this may cause damage to the material.
Dye transfer occurs when a colored dye bleeds onto another piece of fabric. This usually happens when garments of contrasting colors, such as white socks and a red T-shirt, are laundered together. However, it can also occur when a wet garment comes in contact with another fabric for an extended period of time. If you accidentally tossed a pair of freshly washed blue jeans onto your leather couch, chances are you'll have a splotch of dye to remove.
Make a mixture of two cups warm water, one tablespoon liquid dish soap and one tablespoon white vinegar.
Saturate a clean sponge with the mixture and blot the entire dye stain with it.
Let the mixture permeate the stain for five minutes. Wet the sponge once more and re-blot until the stain disappears.
Wet a soft cloth with cool water and wipe the leather clean.
Dry the leather completely with a soft cloth. Treat the area with a leather conditioner if desired.
Brandon Getty began writing professionally in 2008, with columns appearing in "Thrasher" magazine. He received a Bachelor of Arts in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and lives in Stockton, Calif.