Tie dye is in, and it isn’t just for the summer anymore. You can bet on that. This is definitely good news for those fashion savvy potheads who have stored up on tie dye clothing.
To make this fashion statement more appropriate for this season, why not make your own tie dye sweater for a change?
Things You Need
Tie dying can be done using very simple ingredients. The list includes:
- A 100% cotton shirt, preferably black
- Bleach (just a few cups would do)
- A bucket
- Rubber bands
- 2 flat-shaped objects (for binding)
Creating the Pattern
We are going for quite a simple yet gorgeous pattern. We can make a grid-like design on the sweater by folding the shirt as demonstrated bellow. The flat shaped objects can be used to properly bind the shirt along with the rubber bands, obviously.
This way, the exposed fabric gets its fair amount of bleach while the bound parts won’t get penetrated by the effects of bleach.
Reminder: wear gloves before bleaching and make sure you work on a well-ventilated area.
Four cups of bleach is enough for one cup of water. Dip the bound shirt on this solution but only oh so quickly, just wait for it to turn this certain shade of brown. Then rinse, unbind and hang.
That brown will eventually get lighter and lighter, as seen in this photograph:
Let it dry and wash it on a washing machine afterwards. Then enjoy wearing it, of course. Yay!
You can also experiment with your own designs for any plain shirt or sweater and make them boring no more. Have fun!