DIY (Do It Yourself) Tie Dye Shirts
You will need :
- Ketchup bottle
- Fabric dye
- Rubber bands
- 400 ml hot water and buckets/pail/bowl
1. Boil some water in a pot
Pour the fabric dye powder into the buckets, then pour 400 ml of hot water to the fabric dye powder like this, stir.
Now wet your shirt water and wring out the excess water. Then, decide what pattern you want.
a. The middle spiral
Pinch the middle and twist in a clockwise motion. Gather the sides together and tie with rubber bands.
b. The sun burst
Pinch the corner of the shirt and twist in clockwise motion like so .. You can put it on a round table and walk around while twisting it, if you want. Now tie it with rubber bands like this.
Now time to dye ! pour the fabric dye into the bottles. Squirt paint on. I used a ring pattern. Do this if you want the colours to mix. Just randomly, haha ..
2. Sun Burst or you can do it seperately
This will make the colour nicer and they wont mix together. Do it in a sections like so. Or you can just use one colour. Put it in plastic bags and place under sun for 2 days max. When dry, rinse it while its still tied. Then when no dye is running through the water, open up the rubber bands. Put it in the washing machine to spin and dry. Then hang to dry under sun till dry. Here are results :
- Middle spiral
- Sun burst
Read More : Rit Liquid Dye in a Top Loading Washing Machine
How to Rit Liquid Dye
A general guide on how to use Rit All-Purpose Dye.
Rit All Purpose Dye :
for cotton, linen, rayon, silk, wool and nylon (If dyeing acrylic, acetate or fabrics with 35% polyester or more, use Rit DyeMore instead)
Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative
Fabric, Hot water, Salt or vinegar, Spoon, Dish soap, Gloves
Start with pre-washed fabric
- Wet fabric
- Add a cup of salt if dyeing cotton, rayon or linen
- Add a cup of vinegar if dyeing nylon, silk or wool
- Since we are dyeing cotton, we used salt, stir.
- Add a drop of liquid dish detergent, stir again
- Put on gloves
- Shake dye, Pour
- For every pound of fabric, use 1/2 cup of dye with three gallons of the hottest water safe for the fabric
- (To achieve a darker or more intense color, double the dye quantity), stir
- Use a paper towel or napkin to test dye color
- Add fabric to the dye bath
- Stir for 10-30 minutes until desired color is achieved
- Use Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative immediately after dyeing and before washing to enhance the color and reduce color bleeding
- Add four tabelspoons of ColorStay Dye Fixative to three gallons of hot water, stir
- Add dyed fabric to bath
- Stir occasionally for 20 minutes
- Rinse in cold water until rinse water runs clear
- Wash in warm water with a mild detergent
- Rinse and dry
How To Dye clothes Back to Black! – RIT Liquid Dye Tutorial
I’m going to show you how to dye your clothes back to black using RIT liquid dye. I bought this at a seymour it was about $4 and you can just buy it at any arts and crafts store. I’ve also seen this at Walmart but they never have the black one, so if you want to hunt for that at Walmart, then go right ahead, but I use this dye to dye my clothes back to black.
I originally started doing this, because I had found a pair of black jeans, and they were my favorite and I still have them and then they started to wash out, and get a little faded. So I wanted to restore them and I found this dye and I started the process, so this is something that I’ve done multiple times and the process that. I use is just what works best for me.
First what you want to do is take your clothes and soak it in hot water, make sure that all the fabric is soaked with the hot water, after that we’re going to take a big pot of water, and we’re going to bring that to a boil. Now we’re going to remove our wet clothes from the sink, and we’re going to make sure that the sink is plugged up properly, this is a very important.
Next you’re going to fill your sink with very hot tap water, while your sink is filling with the faucet water, you’re going to bring in your boiling water and mix that with the faucet water, so while your sink is filling with the hot water, you’re going to take one cup of salt and add that to your hot water in the sink while the salt in the water are mixing, you’re going to add one to two tablespoons of dish soap to your mix.
Next we’re going to take our writ like with dye and we’re going to shake it up and then pour the entire contents in the sink, now we’re going to take our clothes and add it to the mix take a pair of tongs and agitate the fabric for the next 30 minutes, now we’re going to drain the water and then turn on our cold water and we’re going to run our clothes through there and try to get a lot of the dye out.
Now we’re going to take our rinsed fabric and add it to the washer, next we’re going to wash our clothes in cold water with a no detergent, now I’m going to add my clothes to the dryer on the lowest heat setting and this is optional, you can let your clothes air dry as well.