Many tie-dye techniques are explained, showing you how to get started as a professional, but sometimes you just want to get to know the basics! In this post, we’ll explain the basics in simple tie-dye instructions, whether you want to learn how to make a tie-dye shirt, how to dye socks or any other fabric item!
What do you need:
With us you will find Tie Dye sets, which contain everything you need – except the fabric! We recommend 100% natural fibers such as cotton, rayon or silk for the best color results. Synthetic fabrics such as polyester may not absorb the dye or not absorb it well.
Before starting the tie dye, wash the fabric item to remove the sizing. Then take your damp fabric straight from the washing machine and prepare it for dyeing.
Fold, turn and tie your fabric according to your chosen tie-dye technique.
Once your fabric is tied, it’s time to mix your Tie Dye colors! Mix the powder with water, in paint bottles or a bucket. Make sure the dye is mixed well before going to step 4.
Squeeze the paint bottle or use a syringe into different areas of your bonded fabric as desired. You may need to turn and / or flip your fabric as you apply paint to make sure you cover all the sections.
Cover your tie-dyed fabric in plastic to keep it moist while the dye hardens. Leave it on for 6 to 8 hours or more for the brightest colors. Follow the tie-dye instructions on the package for washing instructions.