tie-dye t-shirt

Time Required :
About an hour
Difficulty Level :
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.
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Step 1
Pre-wash shirt to removing any sizing. Do not use fabric softener and do not dry. 
Step 2
While shirt is wet, lay shirt flat onto work surface. 
Step 3
At the site where you want the center of the spiral, pinch the fabric and twist into a flat spiral. 
Step 4
Bind with rubber bands included in Tie Dye kit around the shirt in a pie-like manner. 
Step 5
Set up work surface by covering with a plastic table cover. 
Step 6
Add water to the fill line on the dye bottle. Replace cap and shake until dye has dissolved. 
Step 7
Apply dye to shirt. Use different colors within the “pie wedges” but you do not need to stay within the lines of the rubber bands, but make sure the dye penetrates the folds. Do not over-saturate fabric.
 
Tip: Wear protective gloves included in kit. 
Step 8
Flip over and repeat Step 5. 
Step 9
Cover dyed shirt with plastic wrap to keep damp. Let set 6-8 hours or longer for more intense colors. 
Step 10
Rinse well with water until all excess dye is removed. Cut the rubber bands and re-wash separately. 
Step 11
Share your project photos with #MakeItWithMichaels 
 

Supplies Available Online

Supply List

  • Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit® (sku 10184476)
  • Imagin8™ Tie Dye Kit, Bright (SKU 10320899)
 
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Instructions

Step 1
Pre-wash shirt to removing any sizing. Do not use fabric softener and do not dry. 
Step 2
While shirt is wet, lay shirt flat onto work surface. 
Step 3
At the site where you want the center of the spiral, pinch the fabric and twist into a flat spiral. 
Step 4
Bind with rubber bands included in Tie Dye kit around the shirt in a pie-like manner. 
Step 5
Set up work surface by covering with a plastic table cover. 
Step 6
Add water to the fill line on the dye bottle. Replace cap and shake until dye has dissolved. 
Step 7
Apply dye to shirt. Use different colors within the “pie wedges” but you do not need to stay within the lines of the rubber bands, but make sure the dye penetrates the folds. Do not over-saturate fabric.
 
Tip: Wear protective gloves included in kit. 
Step 8
Flip over and repeat Step 5. 
Step 9
Cover dyed shirt with plastic wrap to keep damp. Let set 6-8 hours or longer for more intense colors. 
Step 10
Rinse well with water until all excess dye is removed. Cut the rubber bands and re-wash separately. 
Step 11
Share your project photos with #MakeItWithMichaels