How to Tie-Dye Your Clothes at Home

I know many of us have taken this time to do some much needed spring cleaning. On my wardrobe detox, I found some plain sweaters that I tend not to wear very often. My immediate thought was to try to revamp them… so I came to the conclusion to tie-dye! 

How to Tie-Dye Sweaters at Home:

  • Soak your clothing in a bucket of 1 part vinegar to 1 part water
  • Squeeze out the garment and rubber band it together
  • Prepare the each color in separate squeeze bottle with 8 oz water, 10 drops food coloring per bottle
  • Put banded and wet garment in plastic bag and begin spraying with color to desired effect- stick to 2 or 3 colors. Make sure you turn around so you get front and back
  • Tie up or seal bag and let sit for 8 hours or overnight
  • After allotted time, cut off the rubber bands and put into the washing machine on a gentle cycle with your regular detergent.
  • Let hang to dry. 

Note** Wash this garment alone for the next few washes as some dye may come out with time. 

THE ORIGINAL SWEATER:

AFTER:

(I used blue and yellow dye)

Tag us @shopsenlis if you try this!


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