Tie Dye Shirts – Stylish and Popular

Have you ever wondered how many dresses or shirts you have in your closet which are no longer used? These clothes could be stashed away because they’re no longer in fashion or they’re just plainly worn out. Most fashion designers excel at their jobs because they know how to create and recreate. You can be like them if you rummage through your clothes, take out the ones that you no longer use, and then decide to restore these pieces to your current wardrobe. If you want to create your own designs for those shirts, skirts, dresses and even beddings, then tie dyeing is perfect for you. Tie dye is an artistic pattern that almost everybody appreciates. All it takes is a little imagination and you can create your very own tie dye shirts.
You can easily purchase any of these tie dye shirts from department stores and online shops but nothing could be more fun than to tie dye your own clothing. First, you need to know all the materials that you are going to need for your new project. Gather squeeze bottles, old shirts (preferably white), gloves, rubber bands, plastic bags, soda ash, a bucket and, of course, the fabric dye.
After gathering all the materials that you need, the next step is to spend some time practicing. You don’t want to ruin those shirts, no matter how old they are, so it’s better to practice on some scraps of fabric first. Put on the gloves then try your very first tie dye. You will get different results as you tie dye each and every fabric so you could experiment on how tight or how loose you would want to tie your shirt.
After experimenting, you are now ready to soak the t-shirt in water and wring it out. Make sure that the shirt isn’t dripping as you lay it flat across a surface. Then, gently mix the dye with water. Shake the bottle well and let it sit for a few minutes. Next, pick up the shirt with your forefinger. Place your finger in the middle of the shirt then slowly twirl. Make sure that the white shirt remains flat as you continue to twist to about 3 or 5 inches. You can now wrap the wadded shirt with 3 or 4 rubber bands.
Submerge the shirt in a sink that’s full of water and soda ash mixture for about thirty minutes. After that, take the shirt and wring it once more. Lay down a plastic bag then place the shirt on it as you apply the rest of the dye mixtures. Get another plastic bag then cover your shirt for about 24 hours. An entire day should be sufficient for all the colors to stain the shirt. Rinse with warm water, remove the rubber bands, and then dry it out.
This activity has become so popular that there are now people who tie dye shirts for recreation; some do it during summer camps or even parties. These shirts never go out of style that’s why it remains one of the most artistic pieces of clothing. So why don’t you be a hippie for a week or so and start strutting with your very own tie dye shirts?

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