Time Required :
About an hour
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Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

4th of july kid's t-shirt

Step 1
Project Note: Cover work area with plastic table cover and have paper towels handy to protect against any possible spills. 
 
Pre-wash shirt, rinse and leave damp. 
Step 2
Lay out damp shirt flat on your work surface, gather or fold fabric vertically, and tie rubber bands to split shirt into three sections.  
Step 3
Wearing gloves, mix ½ cup of well-shaken Cherry Red All-Purpose Dye with 2 quarts of very hot water in a container, and stir well. In another container, mix ½ cup of Navy Blue All-Purpose Dye with 2 quarts of very hot water.  
Step 4
Carefully immerse the top third of the shirt into the Cherry Red dye-bath.   
Step 5
Immerse the bottom third of the shirt into the Navy Blue dye-bath.  
Step 6
Use Rit® ColorStay Dye Fixative after dyeing and before washing to enhance the color, increase color retention and prevent dye from bleeding into white areas.

TIP: Follow instructions on package.
Step 7
Rinse in cool water until water runs clear.  
Step 8
Cut away rubber bands and unfold shirt to reveal pattern.  
Step 9
Hand wash in warm water with mild detergent, rinse and dry.
 
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