Tie Dye Shirt-The steps as we know it!

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Well, let’s cut the suspense, it’s a pretty cool and new way to make use of your old and unused shirts into a creative and trendy look. You can apply this Tie Dye DIY method on a lot of things e.g. from socks to old n torn out bed sheets. However, in this article, I will specifically talk about DIY Tie Dye Shirt.  Let’s get started!

Things you need to Tie Dye a Shirt

  • White T-shirt (it can be an old one or you can apply this DIY Tie Dye on a new shirt)
  • Dye colors (bright colors works well, you can easily get your hands on a reasonable set of dye colors)
  • Rubber bands
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Disposable Napkins
  • Squeeze plastic bottles for storing liquefied dyes
  • Soda Ash
  • Ziplock Plastic Bags
  • A plastic tub (preferably an old one)
  • Mixing cup and a spoon

DIY Tie Dye Method

Once you have all the material and equipment at hand, it’s time to get started. First of all, in the plastic tub add warm water along with soda ash (not too much). This will help the dyes to sustain its colors when applying on the shirt. It is really important to ensure that the mixture is well-dissolved. Now soak in your shirt in that mixture (make sure to wear rubber gloves when soaking it, it gets messy at times). Once fully soaked, wring the shirt out of it and twist it to squeeze out the dye as much as you can. You can use any pattern to dye your shirt, but I used the rainbow pattern.

For that, place the shirt onto the table put a dowel rod or your finger to spin the shirt around it as much as you can. Once completely swirled tie it with rubber bands, make sure that the rubber bands are strong enough to hold onto the shirt for long. Join the rubber bands all over the shirt and try to keep the whole thing as straight and flat as you can.

Now, it time for dyeing, put any dye you want to on the shirt. P.S. Make sure that your dye doesn’t spill on your work surface. Let it dry for a day and uncut the rubber bands and tadaa here you go with an amazingly looking trendy DIY Tie Dye art.