Who doesn’t love some bright tie dye? I made some easy outfits for Boo over the weekend using dyeable clothing from Dharma Trading and a few bright dye colors. I made one outfit with a peace sign and one outfit with a heart. You can find my peace sign tutorial here and below I show how to dye the heart shape.
First I laid out a sheet of plastic with my clothing ready to dye:
I soaked them in a bucket of water with some soda ash added. Then wrung the clothing out well.
To make a heart shape, I folded my shirt in half and drew half a heart shape as shown below with a disappearing ink pen:
Then, with my gloves on, I started gathering the fabric along the line I drew:
Once all the fabric was gathered along the heart line…..
…..I added a rubber band at the line:
Then I added rubber bands to the rest of the shirt:
Here’s my clothing all bunched up with rubber bands placed every few inches:
I added purple along the “heart” line making sure to soak it through. I added it to the peace sign lines too just like in the peace sign tutorial.
I just tried to repeat the pattern of dye across all the clothing. Look I still have hair!
Here’s how the clothing looks with pink and purple dye added:
I carefully wrapped up the plastic cloth around the clothing and left it to sit overnight:
In the morning I cut off all my rubber bands and rinsed the clothing with cold water.You can read my entire tutorial on dyeing with Procion Dye here. But here’s how my heart turned out:
And the peace sign!
Two cute tie dyed outfits made in about under an hour: