Heart's Delight T-shirt
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Heart's Delight T-shirt

Laying the tied shirt on a pastry cooling rack while dyeing helps minimize color bleeding.

Designed by Lauri Eaton, courtesy of iLovetoCreate®

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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 Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit™- Neon, small

Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit™- Neon


Material List

  • TulipĀ® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit - Neon
  • T-shirt, 100% Cotton - White
  • Disposable Plastic Table Cover
  • Pastry Cooling Rack, Large
  • Zip Ties
  • Chalk Pencil
  • Washer/Dryer

Project Instructions

Step 1 Pre-wash T-shirt without fabric softener and do not dry.

Step 2 Cover work surface with disposable plastic table cover.

Step 3 Fold shirt in half lengthwise.

Step 4 Use chalk pencil to draw a half heart along the center fold of shirt.

Step 5 Begin pleating your shirt at this chalk line, easing the fabric into a straight line along your chalk line as you pleat. Tie tightly with a zip tie.

Step 6 Repeat pleating and zip tying three more times after this first zip tie. Your shirt should now be tied into five sections.

Step 7 Mix Turquoise, Orange and Fuchsia dyes according to package instructions. Lay tied, damp shirt onto pastry cooling rack.

Step 8 Apply Turquoise dye to first (center) section of shirt, keeping dye approximately ½" from zip tie.

Step 9 Apply Fuchsia dye to second section, Orange dye to third section, Fuchsia dye to fourth section, and Orange dye to last section, keeping dyes approximately ½" away from zip ties.

Step 10 Allow shirt to set for 6-8 hours.

Step 11 Rinse shirt under cold running water to remove excess dye.

Step 12 Remove zip ties and wash and dry shirt according to package instructions.