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Trending / August 2020

DIY

How To Tie-Dye A T-Shirt

You asked, we answered! Beloved guest tailor Lilian Keene is back with the same fantastic hair and some new DIY goodness for everyone looking to up their wardrobe from home. This week: how to tie-dye your clothes. Lilian shows it with a T-shirt, but you can use tie-dying to reimagine any clothes that are old, stained, or just need some brightening up. Just listen to Lilian, because this super-cool girl knows what she’s doing.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

preparing the dye

STEP 1

Prepare the dye! Pour 1 to 3 big spoonfuls of dye into the pot, add water and stir it up. Boil the water for 20 to 30 minutes.

 

TIP: You can use natural dye on this project. Lilian’s using brazilwood.

rubberbanding shirt

STEP 2

Prepare the tee! Twist the shirt into a circle, then wrap rubber bands tightly around it.

shirt in dye

STEP 3

Place the shirt in the pot, and let the water boil another 20 to 30 minutes. Leave the shirt in longer for a darker color.

shirt in cold water

STEP 4

Retrieve your shirt. Use a spoon to fish it out of the pot, then place it in the bucket of water to let it cool down.

untie shirt

STEP 5

Remove the rubber bands, then hang up the shirt. Once it’s dry, machine-wash it in cold water with ½ cup of salt.

showing off shirt

STEP 6

Dry your shirt again, then throw it on and go brighten someone’s day.

 

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