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Color Dye, Rubber Bands And One Shirt – What Do You Get?


Oh, wow!!  This is the coolest thing ever!  Not necessarily wanting to reveal my age, but can I just say, I remember making these as a kid and what fond memories. I’d forgotten how it was done until setting sights on this tutorial.  Can’t wait to get the family together to tie-dye and then pose for a family photo representative of the sixties! Who remembers these?  Share your memories in the comment section below. Tie-Dye Swirl T-Shirt

Tie-dying was a regular part of my childhood but I haven’t done it in ages. Here is a fun tutorial on how to dye a swirl into a shirt. Fun, easy, and summery! This a great craft for the kids (and I think you will love it too). Source

Step 1: Pinch and twist Prewash fabric to remove sizing. Do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets. Cover work surface with a plastic tablecloth. Lay fabric flat on work surface. Decide the area on the fabric where you want the swirl to be. Pinch fabric at this point. Twist fabric around into a flat spiral.

Step 2: Bind Bind with rubber bands, creating 6 wedge shapes. Use more rubber bands as desired.

Step 3: Apply Dye Apply Dye on wedges using as many colors as desired, in the desired arrangement – alternating wedges, connecting wedges, etc. or use a single color. Cover fabric with plastic. Let set 4 to 6 hours. Remove rubber bands. Fill washer to large load setting with hottest water suitable for fabric and a small amount of non-bleach laundry detergent. Wash and dry separately.

Step 4: Admire Your Creation The finished product!


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