Introduction: Swirl Tie Dye Shirt

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Hey momoluvers it's Momo and today I'll be showing you how to make this super cool tie dye shirt that you can customize differently every time you do it!

Step 1: Supplies

1. White cotton t shirt
2. 3 dye colors (I'm using powder)
3. Plastic spoons
4. Plastic cup
5. Rubber bands
6. Scissors
7. Sharpie
8. Needle and thread
9. Plastic garbage bag
10. Paper towels
11. Gloves if wanted

If you're making the dye:
1. 1/4 cup Vinegar
2. 1 tsp. Detergent
3. 3/4 cup Hot water
4. 1/3 of The powder packet

Step 2: Folding the Shirt

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Place a garbage bag outside on the ground

Nearly lay the shirt on the bag and smooth it down.

Pinch the shirt in the middle and begin to twist it.

Keep twisting until you have a rolled ball and put on the rubber bands.

Step 3: Making the Dye

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Heat up the water and put 3/4 cup into a plastic cup.

Mix in 1/3 cup of vinegar.

Add the 1/3 packet of dye.

Stir in 1 tsp of detergent.

Repeat for the three dye colors.

Step 4: Dyeing the Shirt

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Use the spoon to put the dye into each section of the shirt. Be careful because the dye flows outwards quickly.

Step 5: A Day Later...

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Let the shirt sit overnight and the next morning, lightly dab the shirts with a paper towel to soak up the excess dye.

Step 6: Unravel the Ties

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After another hour, take the ties off and unravel the shirt.

Hang the shirt on a clothes hanger and hang it on a doorknob to dry completely.

Step 7: Cutting the Shirt

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Cut the hem of the shirt.

Draw a slope shape into the next on the back of the shirt.

Cut the bottom crescent so you still have fabric left to form the bow.

Fold the fabric accordion style and sew the leftover strip on the middle.


Cut slits all up the side of the shirt.

Begin at the bottom and cut one of the loops. Stretch it and double knot it.

Continue doing this all up the shirt.

Step 8: به پایان رسید

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And that's it! I hope you all enjoyed this and had fun making a funky dye shirt. This is such a unique and artistic design that anyone would appreciate! I hope y'all liked this tutorial;

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kash_black made it! (author)2016-04-02

Hi!! This is the one I made (it looks better in real life). My brother also made one! Thank you so much for the tutorial it was really helpful :)

momoluv (author)kash_black2016-04-02

Great job! It's looks really cool :-)

kash_black (author)momoluv2016-04-03

Thanks x

Simran Sharma (author)2016-01-30

Wow nice t-shirt

dgee5 (author)2016-01-02

Look good! If I may, I have a few tips...

►Soak garment in Soda Ash. It'll remove any starches and help loosen the cotton fibers. You can find it at arts and craft stores or with swimming pool chemicals.

►Tie when it's still damp. Easier to tie or rubber band. Besides, it'll give you some nice pleats....tight.

►I've always let them go overnight, open, rinse and wash with a pH neutral detergent like synthrapol. This will get all "loose" dye out and stop your dyed garment from mudding.

Live and let dye!!!!

acousin (author)2016-01-02

ماهذا جيد :)

Just4Fun Media (author)2016-01-01

That is the classiest tie dye shirt I have ever seen! How long did all the cutting and sewing take?

Have a great day! :-)

momoluv (author)Just4Fun Media2016-01-01

Thanks so much! The cutting and sewing took about 20 minutes total :)

Thatcoolswimmer (author)2016-01-01

Looks amazing! :)

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