- Rit Dye- Scarlet and Purple
- White Pre-Washed T-Shirt
- Rubber Bands, ½” Wide and 1/8” wide
- 1/8” Silver Eyelets- 12
- Hand Tool Or Eyelet Pliers
- Black Velvet Suede Lacing- 2 Yards
- Black Ribbon, 1 ½” Wide- 3 Yards
- Silver D-Rings, 1 ½” Wide
- Disappearing Fabric Marking Pen
- Sewing Gauge Or Small Ruler
- Optional: Fabric Glue for Belt
- Optional: Silver Cinch Buckle, 1 ½” wide
- White Pre-washed T-Shirt, size 3X
- Rubber Gloves
- 3 Qt. Bucket or Dishpan
- Metal Spoon
- 2-Cup Glass Measuring Cup
Accordion pleat T-shirt in 2” horizontal folds, beginning at the bottom (A). Tie three rubber bands, side by side, around folded fabric, every 2”. The rubber bands create a resist and result in the white stripes.
Note: If making marbled tie-dyed scarf, refer to directions below and dye in same dyebath as T-shirt.
Prepare Scarlet dye following manufacturer’s directions. Wet tied fabric in hot tap water and immerse in dyebath for 30 minutes. Rinse as directed and dry shirt.
Cut away ribbing from neckline, close to stitching. Fold T-shirt in half to find center. Cut a 6” slit down the center front, starting at the neckline.
Mark eyelet positions evenly on each side of center slit, ½” from neckline and slit and 1 ¼” apart, using a fabric marking pen (B). Attach eyelets following manufacturer’s directions, and lace up! Tip: If necessary, at each eyelet position, reinforce underside of T-shirt with a small circle of knit fabric to prevent eyelets from pulling out.
For Hem: Cut away stitched hem. Measure, mark and cut V-shapes, 2” apart and 2” deep.
For Sleeves: Try on tunic to determine length and angle of sleeves. Cut as desired.
For Belt: Fold ribbon in half crosswise and stitch or glue long sides together. Insert raw edge end of ribbon into set of D-Rings about 1 ½”; pin in place. Try on belt and adjust to fit. Turn under raw edge of ribbon and stitch to belt (C).
For Scarf: Cut away bottom of size 3X T-Shirt just under the sleeves. Then cut open one side of shirt to form a long rectangle, about 54” long and 15” wide. To create marbled effect, crumple up fabric into a ball and wrap with rubber bands. Prepare Scarlet dye; wet fabric ball and immerse in dye for 30 minutes. Cut off rubber bands and rinse fabric as directed. Recrumple wet fabric; wrap with rubber bands and dye fabric ball Purple. Dry and iron. Cut ends of scarf at a 45 degree angle.
Alternate text if use Cinch Belt in place of D-Rings
For Cinch Belt: Fold ribbon in half crosswise and stitch or glue long sides together. Insert ends of ribbon into cinch buckle about 1 ½”; pin in place. Try on belt and adjust to fit. Cut ends of ribbon to 1 ½”; turn under raw edges of ribbon and stitch to belt.
TipsRefer to photo to complete project.
Follow manufacturer's directions for all products used.