Dorm Room Decor Bedding Set
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Dorm Room Decor Bedding Set

Whether your Fall semester is happening out of state or down the street, create a bedding set that reflects your love of trend and color! Fabric paints and markers add special details to a stylish dip-dyed ombré base.
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Material List

  • Tulip® Permanent Fabric Dye (2 pkg) Teal 1.75 oz & (1 pkg) Royal Blue 1.75 oz
  • Artist’s Loft™ Artist Tape ¾” x 60 yd
  • Marvy® Uchida Fabric Markers 6-pc set 520-6D
  • Tulip® Slick™ Dimensional Fabric Paint White 4 oz.
  • Tulip® Metallics™ Dimensional Fabric Paint Silver 1.25 oz & White 1.25 oz.
  • Tulip® Glitter® Dimensional Fabric Paint Diamond 1.25 oz
  • Tulip® Fabric Spray Paint Hawaiian Fizz 4 oz., Neon Green 4 oz., Grape 4 oz.
  • Tulip® Glitter™ Fabric Spray Paint Sparkling Star 4oz.
  • POLY-FIL® Soft Touch™ (2) 12in x 12in Pillow Inserts
  • Tulip® Fashion Glitter™ Shimmer Fabric Paint Shimmer Pink
  • HeatnBond® Ultrahold 3/8” x 10 yd No-Sew Iron-on Adhesive
  • White t-shirt – 100% cotton or cotton/poly blend
  • Colored (turquoise or teal) shirt – 100% cotton or cotton/poly blend
  • Twin fitted sheet – 100% cotton or cotton/poly blend
  • Twin flat sheet – 100% cotton or cotton/poly blend
  • Twin pillowcases (2) – 100% cotton or cotton/poly blend
  • Blue twin pillowcases or pillow shams (2) – 100% cotton or cotton/poly blend
  • Blue twin comforter
  • Tub or bowl (plastic or stainless steel) large enough to hold fabric dye + fabrics
  • Plastic tablecloth
  • Old newspapers or scrap paper
  • Foam brushes
  • Paintbrush (approximately ½” wide)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
 

Project Instructions

1. Prewash blue comforter and colored t-shirt, dry completely and set aside. Do not use fabric softener.

2. Prewash white t-shirt, fitted sheet, flat sheet and pillowcases, leaving damp. Do not use fabric softener.

3. Cover your work surface with plastic tablecloth (or work outside if it’s more convenient!) and prepare one package of Tulip Permanent Fabric Dye in Teal according to package instructions. This mixture will be used to dye one white t-shirt and two white pillowcases.

4. Carefully and evenly dip the bottom edge of the damp t-shirt to 1/3 of its length into the container of hot dye. Hold for 3 minutes without moving while the dye wicks upward. You may fold the t-shirt in half vertically, for ease of dipping – just be careful to leave the fold loose (don’t press or crease it with your fingers)so that the dye does not wick up along the crease at a faster rate.

5. Pull thet-shirt upward so that ½ of the submerged portion is now above the dyeline. Hold for 8 minutes. Pull upward once more so that only about 2”at the bottom hem of the t-shirt is left in the dye. Hold for 8 more minutes. Remove from dye mixture and rinse in coldwater until the water runs clear. Do not dry.

6. Using the same container of dye mixture, repeat steps 4 and 5 for each of the damp whitepillowcases, dipping the closed end of the pillowcases into the dye to about1/3 of the pillowcase’s length. Once mixed, the dye loses its effectiveness after about an hour; work quickly so that the dye is still hot when you finish. Do not dry.

7. If the flatsheet is no longer damp, re-wet it. Fold the flat white sheet vertically (bottom hem to top hem) three times to make along, narrow rectangle. Dip-dyeing along the longer edge will create horizontal bands along the sheet.

8. If the fitted sheet is no longer damp, re-wet it. Fold the fitted white sheet horizontally (side hem to side hem) two times to make a long narrow rectangle. Don’t worry about folding the corner pockets perfectly – this doesn’tneed to be exact! Fold twice more from top hem to bottom hem to make a smaller rectangle. Dip-dyeing along the longer edge will create vertical bands along the sheet.

9. Pour out the used dye mixture and mix a new package of Tulip Permanent Fabric Dye in Teal in the same container, again following the package instructions. This mixture will be used to dye the flat and fitted sheets.

10. Carefully and evenly dip the long edge of the folded flat sheet 2” deep into the container of hot dye. Hold for 10 minutes without moving while thedye wicks upward. You may fold the length of the sheet in half for ease of dipping – just be careful to leave thefold loose (don’t press or crease it with your fingers) so that the dye does not wick up along the crease at a faster rate.

11. Pull the sheet upward so that only 1” of the submerged portion is now above the dye line. Hold for 10 minutes. Remove from dye mixture and rinse in cold water until the water runs clear. Do not dry.

12. Using the same container of dye mixture, repeat steps 10 and 11 for the fitted sheet, making sure to dip the longer edge into the mixture. Once mixed, the dye loses its effectiveness after about an hour; work quickly so that the dye is still hot when you finish. Do not dry.

13. Pour out the used dye mixture and rinse the container well. Mix one package of Tulip Permanent Fabric Dye in Royal Blue in the same container, again following the package instructions. This mixture will be used to create a darker band of blue at the closed edge of all 4 pillowcases(white and blue).

14. Carefully and evenly dip the bottom edge of one damp pillowcase 2” into the container of hot dye. Hold for 6 minutes without moving while the dye wicks upward. Remove from dye mixture and rinse in cold water until the water runs clear. Do not dry. Repeat for each of the 3 remaining pillowcases.

15. Wring out t-shirt, sheets and pillowcases and run through one washing machine cycle in warm water. Dry completely, away from direct heat andsunlight.

16. Lay out the flat sheet on a large, flat surface,like a kitchen table. Use Artist’s Loft artist tape to block out 1 and ½” inch strips in the center of the white area between each teal-dyed band. The strips should run parallel to the teal bands, as pictured. There should be a total of 6-8 strips.

17. Using the blue, green and purple fabric markers from Marvy Uchida’s set of 5, draw vertical lines within the 1 and ½” strips, all the way across the width of the fitted sheet. Alternate one blue and one green line for a total of 40 lines, then alternate one blue and one purple line for a total of 40 lines and repeat until you reach the end of the strip. Repeat this pattern for each of the 6-8 strips. Remove artist tape when finished.

18. Lay out the white and blue pillowcases and use artist tape to block out 1 and 1/2” strips at the open end of thepillowcase. The strips should be parallel to the pillowcase opening, as pictured. Use the blue, green and purple fabric markers to draw vertical lines within the strips, in the same pattern described in Step 17. Repeat the pattern across the strip for each of the 3 remaining pillowcases. Remove artist tape when finished.

19. Lay out the blue comforter on a flat surface. Use artist tape to outline the top stitched diamond at each corner of the comforter (4 diamonds total). Use newspaper or scrap paper to protect the surrounding areas from the fabric spray paint.

20. Use the foam brush to apply an even coat of  White Tulip Slick Dimensional Paint over the entire diamond. Let dry and repeat.

21. Apply Tulip Fabric Spray Paints in the following pattern: Hawaiian Fizz across the top of the diamond, Neon Green across the center of the diamond, and Grape across the bottom of the diamond. Let dry completely. Finish with a light layer of Tulip Glitter Spray Paint in Sparkling Sky. Let dry again and remove artist tape. Repeat for each of the 3 remaining diamonds.

22. Measure the height and width of your first pillow form. Add 4” to each measurement and use these dimensions to cut one piece from the front and one from the back of the dip-dyed t-shirt. (E.g., if your pillow form is 12x12”, each piece you cut out from the t-shirt should be 16x16”). These pieces will become a knotted t-shirtpillow cover.

23. Determine which t-shirt piece you want to be the front of your pillow, and place on top of a piece of cardboard or paper in caseof bleed-through. Use artist tape tocreate a pattern of bars and stripes, then color in exposed areas with blue,green and purple fabric markers, as pictured. Let dry.

24. Lay the two pieces of t-shirt on a flat surface, one exactly on top of the other. Use a ruler and pencil to lightly mark a 2” border around the entire shape. Now use scissors to make a fringe on both pieces at the same time, cutting each strip just to the marked line, and making each fringed piece 1” wide. Cut away the excess t-shirt fabric at the corners of the pieces.

25. Beginning with two corner pieces, begin knotting together the matching top and bottom fringe pieces across two sides of the pillow cover. You may double-knot the fringe pieces if you prefer.

26. Once two sides of fringe are knotted, gently slide the pillow form into place between the two sides of the cover. Continue knotting top and bottom fringe pieces together along the last two sides until the pillow form is completely enclosed within the knotted cover.

27. Measure the height and width of your second pillowform. Add 1” to each measurement and use these dimensions to cut one piece from the front and one from the back of the colored t-shirt. (E.g., if your pillowform is 12x12”, each piece you cut out from the t-shirt should be 13x13”). These pieces will become a painted t-shirt pillow cover.

28. Determine which t-shirt piece you want to be thefront of your pillow, and place on top of a piece of cardboard or paper in case of bleed-through. Use a paintbrush to freehand paint or color in the stencil of an initial letter, with Tulip ShimmerFabric Paint, as pictured. Let dry. Use Tulip White Metallics Dimensional Paint, Tulip Silver Metallics Dimensional Paint and Tulip Diamond Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint to create pearl and jewel embellishments in the corners and along the lines of the letter, as pictured. Let dry for four hours.

29. Following instructions included with 3/8” HeatnBond Iron-on Adhesive, fold over each edge of the front and back t-shirt pieces about ½” and adhere to make afinished edge all around each piece.

30. Following HeatnBondIron-on Adhesive instructions, adhere front pieces to back pieces along three sides of the pillow cover. Gently insert the pillow form, then adhere the fourth and last side together to complete the pillow.

 

 

Tips

Dip-dyeing is fun, but it can be messy, too! This is especially true when working with larger quantities of fabric. Be sure to protect your workspace with a plastic tablecloth. When using fabric dye to create an ombré effect, be patient! Allowing the fabric to rest in the dye for the recommended time will ensure your colors last longer.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Joanna Hillman.