Follow these DIY tie-dye instructions for groovy swirls, stripes, polka dots, and more patterns.
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Tie-Dye Instructions. Tie Dye Instructions. We teach the modern "direct application" method of tie dye. Step 1:Wash fabric. Step 2: Prepare fixer water. Step 3: Soak Fabric. Step 4: Fold, Twist or Tie. Step 5: Prepare Chemical Water for dyes. Step 6: Mix dye colors. Step 7: Apply the dye.
Tie-Dye Supplies. White, 100-percent cotton T-shirt (or other cotton item) Tie-dye ink kit (which includes tie-dye instructions) or just several colors of RIT dye. Gallon-sized zip plastic bags. Squirt bottles (if not using a tie-dye kit) Rubber bands (if not using a tie-dye kit) Water (to add to the ink bottles)
One of the fun tie-dye patterns you can make is a heart. Follow these simple instructions for a step-by-step guide on how to make a DIY tie-dye shirt with a heart .