Michelle's Guide To Tie-Dye


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  • Lay the shirt out on a flat surface (damp shirts are easier to work with)
  • Pinch shirt in the middle or wherever you want the spiral to begin
  • Twist the fabric until it starts to form pleats
  • Continue twisting until it becomes a circle shape and you can see the spiral in the middle of the shirt
  • Tuck in the extra flaps to make sure it is a conscise circular ball
  • Put one rubber band around the whole ball to hold it together
  • Place three rubber bands across the ball, creating six equal size sections
  • Soak in the soda ash solution for 20 minutes and wring out excess


dyeOnce you have created the sections with the rubber bands, the dyeing process is easy.

  • Put dye in each quadrant, making sure that you push the nozzle of the dye bottles into the pleats to saturate the fabric
  • Flip the fabric over and make sure to put the same colors in the same sections
  • You do not want to dye pooling out of the shirt, so make sure not to oversaturate the shirt
  • Let the shirt dry outside for 24 hours

Proceed to final touches tab to see the washing process and final product

Or watch my you tube video tutorial