Patriotic Stripes Tie Dye Shirt!Make a Patriotic Striped Tie dye shirt easily! Summertime is the best time of year for tie dye. This flag inspired shirt is great for Independence day, parades, backyard bbq's and fireworks!
Supplies Needed for Patriotic Tie Dye Shirt:
100% cotton white T-Shirt, like this Gildan one
Tulip One Step Tie Dye in Blue and Red
Cookie Cooling Rack
Plastic Table Cloth
Bucket of Warm Water
Begin by gathering in a diagonal like from the edge you want to start on. Here I am starting at the shoulder...if you want to start at the bottom, just start at the bottom corner.
Zip tie the first tie about 4 inches or so from the shoulder edge, then every 2 inches until the end.
Just like this. Now the big section by the shoulder/collar is blue. Then alternate RED and leave white for the rest of the sections.
Wear gloves, work over plastic on a drying rack. Gently squeeze out the dye in each zip tied section of the shirt. (This is a picture to show the process, not the actual shirt)
I like to lay out a garbage bag and then use a baking rack...this will keep the dye from puddling and running together underneath.
Wrap it in a grocery bag and place in warm area for 6-8 hours. Then remove from bag and rinse out with warm water. Rinse, ring, rinse, ring, rinse, etc... Then clip off the zip ties carefully. Rinse and ring until the water runs clear.
Then throw it in the washing machine with soap and everything. Dry and wear!
Great way to sport the stars and stripes! Look close at the wrinkle lines on the shirts below and that will give you a better idea of how to gather them.
Pinch off on the bottom right corner of the shirt and work your way back to the left sleeve for this one:
Or start on the sleeve and work your way to the bottom right corner of the shirt.
Just that wrapping/tying difference will give your shirt a different effect!
Check out my other Tie Dye posts!
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Halloween themed Tie Dye!
Bleach Resist Tie Dye Galaxy!
Mermaid Scale Tie Dye Shirt