Step-by-step guide on how to make colourful tie-dye shirt from home during lockdown
PUBLISHED: 14:58 17 August 2020 | UPDATED: 16:01 17 August 2020
Are you bored during lockdown? Why not turn your plain clothing into a colourful design popular with celebrities Hayley Bieber and Dua Lipa?
What you need:
• DYLON Hand Dyes – other brands are available
• A clean, white cotton or linen shirt
• 250g of ordinary salt
• Glass measuring jug
• Large rubber bands
• Rubber gloves
• Plastic bottle
In this step-by-step guide you will learn how to tie-dye your own clothes without having to leave the house amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Tie-dye is a favourite for 2020 and has been applied on hoodies, shots, tees, face masks, dresses and more.
Celebs such as Hayley Bieber, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Pink, Cardi B, Camila Cabello have also been seen rocking the trend.
Plus, certain A-listers such as Victoria Beckham and Kendall Jenner have even been seen tie-dyeing their tees to keep busy and on trend during lock down.
To help savvy fashionistas make the most of your wardrobe, British brand DYLON Dyes has created a guide on how to get the look at home.
Wet the clean shirt, squeeze out any excess water and leave damp.
Bind sections of the shirt tightly with rubber bands – the areas of the shirt protected by bands will escape being dyed and create the pattern
Wearing rubber gloves, dissolve the dye in 500ml of warm water in the measuring jug, mix in 250g (4tbsp) of salt and stir well
Pour the mixture into a plastic bottle to enable easy application of the dye to the shirt
Repeat the dye and salt mixture if adding additional colours. DYLON recommends picking shades of fabric dye that go well together, e.g. shades within the same colour family – like Vintage Blue and Navy Blue – or different colours that complement each other – like Intense Violet and Passion Pink
Rinse the measuring jug and rest the bound shirt in it
Carefully pour the dye mixture onto the shirt to create the desired look
Leave shirt to sit for a minimum of one hour to allow the dye to seep into the fabric
Without untying fabric, rinse in cold water until the water runs clear, then untie and wash in warm water
Leave to dry - make sure it is away from direct sunlight
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