I love different color camouflage…but could someone please tell me what someone in pink and purple camouflage is trying to blend into? A Dora Episode?
Anyways, I was trying to come up with a simple way to make something that kinda looked like camouflage. Below is what I came up with and it worked pretty well for the look that I was going for (click here to see how I did the hearts):
Step 1: I took some white cotton interlock fabric and soaked it in 2 gallons of water with about 1/4 cup of table salt in it. Then I took the fabric out, squeezed the excess water out and set it aside.
…..and stuffed the small iDye packet into my squirt bottle. (This is the BEST invention ever by the way…..iDye is in a small water soluble plastic bag that dissolves in water. I LOVE this because I don’t dye my hands!) The dye color I used it a light Kelly green….it looks very dark in the bottle because I had it so concentrated.
Step 7: I took the dye and covered the fabric starting at the strings. Once I coated one side, I then turned the fabric over and douse the other sides….covering the entire piece with a generous amount of dye.
After 24 hours, I unrolled the fabric, rinsed in in the sink and then put it in the washing machine for a complete washing. Basically the strength of the dye slowly bleeds through the fabric overnight….the final untouched areas will be dyed as you wash out the fabric and as it goes through the washing machine! Voila….faux camo!
This tutorial is part of a series for the Lil Blue Boo / Dharma Trading Challenge running this month. If you haven’t checked it out yet please do! All levels of design/sewing/printing encouraged to enter!