How to Tie-Dye at Home

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The tie-dye trend has taken over and we’re going to show you how to join in on the fun. Here are 5 easy steps to a basic tie-dye that you can do with the whole family! Share your creation on social media and tag us @shopstc so we can see your work of art!

Step 1. Gather your materials

What you will need:

  • 1 white cotton t-shirt
  • Fabric dye (colour of your choice)
  • Squeeze or spray bottle
  • Rubber bands
  • Rubber gloves


Step 2. Soak, Scrunch & Secure

Soak your t-shirt in water and squeeze out the excess.

Lay your t-shirt on a flat surface, gather and scrunch into a circle. This will get messy, so make sure to protect your surface so you don’t get dye on it!

Secure your tee with rubber bands to keep it in place.

Tip: For different styles and techniques of tie-dye, like the spiral or ombre, click here.


Step 3. Tie-Dye Time!

At this point, make sure to wear your rubber gloves!

Mix your fabric dye with water and pour into a squeeze or spray bottle.

Apply the dye to both sides of your t-shirt. Don’t be afraid of colour!

When finished, let your t-shirt sit, from 1hr to overnight, allowing the dye to absorb in the fabric. You may place in a secure bag and set aside and don’t forget to clean up your station!


Step 4. Rinse, Wash & Dry

Remove the rubber bands from your t-shirt and rinse out the excess dye.

Once the water runs clear, throw it in the washer and then dry.


Step 5. Ready-to-wear!

Style your new tie-dyed shirt and snap some pics!

Be sure to share your DIY creation with us @shopstc

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