Hi Friends! Are you ready to join in this fun fashion trend and Tie Dye Your Summer? Today I am sharing a DIY tie dye t-shirt bag. It is perfect for the beach or lounging around town. Oh, and can you believe this was my first time tie dying EVER? Tulip’s One Step Tie-Dye Kit made it so easy!
How to Tie Dye
Yes, that’s it! The gloves, rubber bands, instructions, and even some plastic sheeting comes in the kit! Although I have the largest kit pictured above (seriously, the colors!) the kits also come in smaller varieties. Just add water to the bottles for bold, beautiful colors!
To create the semi-spiral effect, I began at the lower corner of the t-shirt and twisted it over and over until it curled back on itself. As I was twisting, I placed rubber bands at around 2-3 inches apart.
Here are some of the effects I produced with this technique. Multi-color and monochromatic projects both work very well. The green shirt was dampened with water before applying the dye and then a bit of the blue was added around the rubber band areas. The blue shirt was dampened with a bit of water 30 minutes after the initial dying. They both were allowed to soak in the dye for 8 hours while wrapped in plastic wrap. I rinsed with the rubber bands on at first and then cut them off. The Tulip Tie Dyes are permanent and color-fast so they won’t fade in the wash.
How to make a T-Shirt Bag
You will need:
Tie Dye T-shirt
2 yards of ribbon or cording
8 1 inch grommets with setting kit and hammer
Basic sewing supplies (pins, scissors, thread)
Simply thread the ribbon through the loops and voila, you have a totally unique and hip Tie Dye bag. Off to the beach with you!
Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!
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