Introduction: How to Tie Dye a T-Shirt

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- A white t-shirt
- Disposable plastic table cloth or garbage bags
- Gloves
- Large buckets or bowls
- Fabric dye
- Salt
- Plastic squeeze bottles
- Rubber bands
- Plastic bags

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Before tie-dying, you will need to set up your work space.To keep mess to a minumum, cover work area with disposable plastic table cloth or garbage bags.

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Fill plastic squeeze bottles with fabric dye and water (follow specific directions on box).

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To prepare the shirts for dying, tie rubber bands around each t-shirt and dip each shirt in salt water.

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With plastic gloves on for skin protection, squeeze desired plastic squeeze bottles with dye onto the t-shirt.

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After you are satisfied with the amount of dye and pattern you created on your t-shirt, place the shirt in a plastic bag. Allow to sit overnight.

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After being in a bag overnight, rinse tshirt and remove rubberbands. Rinse until the water is clear again. Note: use plastic gloves again to protect skin from dye.

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To wash the shirt, place it in the washing machine by itself. Wash with a cold water setting. Let the shirt air dry!
Note: for the next few times after wearing your shirt, it is recommended to wash it seperately.

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Enjoy your creation! Wear your new tie-dye shirt with pride.


pikapika123 (author)2017-01-21


Diamonds_OnTheInside (author)2015-05-23

Awesome! I'm a hippie born in the wrong era so I love anything tie dye. :) And that little boy is cute. :)

WUVIE (author)2015-05-22

COOL, thank you! I've never made a Tie-dye shirt, but by golly, one day, I will. The young man in your picture is adorable!

chipper35 (author)2012-10-27

Simple, yet EXCELLENT!!! 

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