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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