Introduction: How to Tie Dye a T-Shirt
- A white t-shirt
- Disposable plastic table cloth or garbage bags
- Large buckets or bowls
- Fabric dye
- Plastic squeeze bottles
- Rubber bands
- Plastic bags
Step 1: Step 1:
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.
Step 2: Step 2:
Fill plastic squeeze bottles with fabric dye and water (follow specific directions on box).
Step 3: Step 3:
To prepare the shirts for dying, tie rubber bands around each t-shirt and dip each shirt in salt water.
Step 4: Step 4:
With plastic gloves on for skin protection, squeeze desired plastic squeeze bottles with dye onto the t-shirt.
Step 5: Step 5:
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.
Step 6: Step 6:
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.
Step 7: Step 7:
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.
Step 8: Step 8:
Enjoy your creation! Wear your new tie-dye shirt with pride.