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How to Make a Tie-Dye Stripes T-Shirt Design
Depending on how you look at it, this t-shirt has either vertical or horizontal stripes. It would be fun to try this design using a couple of different colors to see if you can make it look like plaid.
- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates and may vary greatly depending on what dying agent you choose to use. For best results, read through all of these steps before you start making this craft.
Grab a... t-shirt, some rubber bands, and the dye you want to use and we can get started...Continue to 2 of 4 below.
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Folding Your T-Shirt to Get a Striped Design
Lay your t-shirt out on your work surface. Starting at the bottom edge of your shirt, fold the edge up over the shirt about 2-inches. Now grab that edge and fold it down under the shirt 2-inches. Continue folding the shirt so it looks like an accordion or a paper fan.Continue to 3 of 4 below.
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How to Tie the Folded T-ShirtWrap a rubber band around the folded shirt, about an inch and a half away from one of the ends. Continue to wrap rubber bands every 1- to 2-inches around your folded t-shirt until it is all tied.Continue to 4 of 4 below.
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How to Dye Your Striped T-Shirt
Your t-shirt should now be ready to dye. As I said before, the supplies needed and the directions for dyeing your shirt will vary depend on the dye you are using. To make the shirt here I used gold RIT powder dye. You can find our step-by-step dyeing directions here.