DIY Ombre Tie Dye Sweatshirt

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Hello Everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve done a DIY post, or a sewing post. I used to do them all the time but I got too busy. Lately I’ve been making smaller things like pajama pants and shorts. In July I made a really cool tie dye sweatshirt. It turned out pretty well and I wanted to show you guys how I made it. I got the plain, white, sweatshirt from Hobby Lobby for $8 using a coupon. If you like these types of posts, give me some things to make in the comments, and I’ll make a blogpost about them. And there are going to be a lot more pictures on my Instagram. Enjoy!



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I’m sorry for the quality of some of the pictures. I was really wanted to show each of the steps, but lighting wasn’t that good and it was hard to take pictures with my hands full. 


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Step 1.  First I set out a plastic table cloth so that I wouldn’t ruin the table. And I then I spread out the white sweatshirt from Hobby Lobby down, trying to spread it out he best I could.


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Here’s a tip: to save money, when you buy the tie dye kit, even if you want all of the colors of the rainbow, you can mix the powders together and create the colors from only the 3 primary colors. 


Step 2. I started with the red. At first I didn’t do it well. It wasn’t until I started on the yellow dye, that I fully understood everything. I’m going to explain everything the right way starting here. I got two plastic cups. I filled one with water and one with red dye. 




Step 3. I dampened the area of the sweatshirt that I wanted to be red, with water before putting any die. Then, I dipped my paint brush into the red dye and brushed it through the dampened part. That picture of the paint brush isn’t the exact brush I used, but it’s very similar.


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Step 4. After finishing the red part of the main part of  sweatshirt, I did the same thing to the sleeve. I dampened, then dipped the brush and made the ombre effect.


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Step 5. Repeat Step 2 through 4 until  you’ve done all the colors you want.


Step 6. Wait for the front to dry and then follow the instructions on the tie dye box.

OPPTIONAL: You can wait for the from to dry, and then turn it over and touch up the back. Mine bled through to the other side, so I didn’t have to fix the back. 



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I hope you enjoyed this post! I really miss doing blog posts like these, but let me know if you like them. Tie Dye-ing is so much fun and it’s very easy to customize into your personal style. If you decided to tie dye something, tag me in it, (@rorokdesigns) , because I would really love to see what you make! Thanks for reading!




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