Heart's Delight T-shirt

Have fun and get crafty to your heart’s delight by making a bright, bold tie-dye heart T-shirt!

Designed by Lauri Eaton, courtesy of iLovetoCreate®


  • Tulip® 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
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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 centre 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 (centre) section of shirt, keeping dye approximately 1.3 cm (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 1.3 cm (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.


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