|I think it's pretty cool considering I only used bleach.|
Tie-dye is back in fashion. Was it ever out of fashion? Not if you ask me. I don't know where or even if fabric dye is available here in Egypt to the general public, so I decided I'd try it using bleach. I found a Youtube video tutorial and got to it.
I took photos throughout, unsure if it would actually work or look decent. I'm actually really happy with the end result.
Here's how to get a groovy tie-dye shirt in 9 easy steps.
- Find a T-shirt that you wouldn't mind possibly ruining.
- Wet the T-shirt thoroughly. You want it damp, but not dripping wet, so wring it out.
- Use a fork to spin the T-shirt around itself from the middle.
- Wrap any extra pieces in the same direction as your swirl.
- Secure this with 3 rubber bands to keep the T-shirt tightly spun.
- Place it in a bucket or washing basin.
- Use an old water bottle and fill it with half water and half bleach. Poke a hole in the top.
- Squirt the bleach on both sides of the bundle and let it sit for about half an hour.
- Remove the rubber bands and rise your T-shirt well with plenty of water.
And there you have it. You've breathed new life into an old T-shirt. I would wash it alone the first time before putting it in with the rest of your laundry to avoid any residual bleach from ruining your clothes.
|Here it is after drying.|
Would you give this a try?