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I found some plain white shirts that I didn't wear anymore and decided to turn them into something cute.
Total Time: 24 hours
Yield: 5 to 6 shirts
Source: Jacquard Tie Dye Kit
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Hey all you crafters out there, can anyone tell me how to tie dye tee shirts? I have two that have stains and want to continue to wear them via tie dye.
Birthaleen from Burbank ca
I was going to respond step-by-step, but this is much simpler! This site has everything you'll need to know. Tie-dyeing is simple and fun, but if you have an attachment to these shirts you want to do, practice your designs on some other things first. Rit dye works the best, it is inexpensive and very available. Good luck and have fun!
Good idea, Birthaleen! good luck!
Just to add - I highly recommend you do not use RIT dye to dye cotton t shirts. RIT is a blend of dyes that targets both natural and synthetic fibers, resulting in fading after washings and less intense colors. For dyeing cotton shirts use a fiber reactive dye (I use Tulip or Rainbow brand dyes found at Joann Fabrics or other major craft retailers. This will ensure you can enjoy your tie dye many washes to come!
Here is the BEST site I have come across. It helped me learn how to tie dye, now I do it for craft shows!
I know that most "professional" tie dying is done using a dye called Procion. I had really good luck with Dylon, which I got at JoAnn's a few years ago.
I wanna dye my white cotton dress with two colors. But the center of the dress I want to stay white. How do I keep the dye from running towards the center? Thanks.
There are several tie dye pattern variations you can try. This is a page about making a bull's eye tie dye pattern.
The swirl tie dye pattern may look complicated, but it is in fact very easy to make. This is a page about making a swirl tie dye pattern.
This is a page about making a Sharpie tie dyed T-shirt. This project is an easier way to create a tie dyed looking t-shirt, that even the kids can help with.
When making tie-dyed clothing an important step before you finish the project is to set the dye. This is a page about setting the dye when making tie-dye clothing.
Once you have dyed the shirt you can use fabric paint or markers, iron ons, or other types of fabric embellishments to personalize your shirt. This is a page about personalizing a tie dyed t-shirt.