I love Tye Dye, and really should have included a picture of some of my shirts.(though I didn’t make them but I sort of have a collection and surprisingly, even the ones I got in the 1990s still fit! Well minus one, but that one I’ll be adding in some fashion to my Patchwork blanket.
Before actually making the shirt, get some old white t-shirts (like rags) to practice first. say cut one shirt into pieces so you can test doing certain techniques. You can later use them as napkins if you’d like or anything else you can think of.
How to Tye Dye from tye dye your summer
Once you have practiced using and testing colors (stick to your favorite 3-5) you will then likely know how to do what type of pattern on your clothing. (what do you think of Tye Dye shorts? Shirts are better right!?!?! Find a white bathing suit? Tye Dye it! Anything old can be new again!
Just make sure if its an activity for the kiddos, that you stand by and watch. Be sure its in a ‘foot tub’ or bucket and that its in the bath tub when you do it. (or better yet OUTSIDE so they can hang it up, or let it drip dry a bit first. Usually using heat will help keep the color, but be sure when you go to wash it, do it by hand first few time with some diluted vinegar it is supposed to keep the colors from ‘leaking’ out.
You can even make mom and dad Mother’s and Father’s day gifts. Make a Tye dye themed B-B-Q… Placemats, Cloth Napkins…mmm what else?
Then if you are one of those families that goes on a trip together or has a family reunion… Make your own tye dye the shirts, and just buy some iron on transfers to make Your Family’s last name (or joint name) 2019 & (on bottom…. ) Family Reunion.
Why not turn an older white blanket or sheet set into tye dye (if you need a change) while you are at it, make some of your socks tye Dye for those cooler spring days