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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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