Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tumble Dye Fashion + Giveaway

It's day two of our Tumble Dye week. Today we're going to show you some fun ways to use Tumble Dye to spice up your wardrobe.



Rather than buying new clothes, use what you already have! Most of us have a shirt that we love how it fits but it has a stain or bleach mark. Maybe your favorite jeans have a grass stain that you'd like to cover up.



Yesterday we explained how to do stenciling. That's the same method we used to create the diagonal striped & butterfly shirts. So, today we're going to teach you the dip-dying technique so you can add ombre to your wardrobe (or curtains, napkins, tablecloths, or whatever).



Ready to learn how to dip-dye your fabric? Ok, here we go...



1. Protect your clothing and work area from overspray. You may want to wear gloves so you don't dye your hands.
2. Gather your supplies: Clothing or cloth to dye, Tumble Dye, a bowl that won't stain, and something to hang your item on while it dries (like a hanger, curtain rod, or clothes line).
3. Prepare the area where you will hang your item to dry. We recommend placing a hanger on an outdoor clothes line. Make sure to protect the area beneath where you will hang your item to dry with a sheet of plastic.
4. Throughly wet the item you will be dying, remove excess water.
5. Pour the lightest color you will be dying into the bowl and mix in a little water. The more water you add, the lighter the color will be.
6. Dip the area of the item into the bowl that you would like to dye. Hang the item in the drying area you prepared.
7. If you are using more than one color, clean the bowl, pour the next color to the bowl, and mix. Dip the section of the item into the bowl that you would like to dye.
8. Hang your item in the drying area.
9. Once the item is completely dry, iron it to heat-set the dye.



If you'd like to enter to win our girly Tumble Dye 3-pack, Diane 6x6 Paper Pad and dragonfly/butterfly color my own iron-on, follow the directions below. The giveaway ends tomorrow & it's the last day to enter for the neon Tumble Dye 3-pack.

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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have some blouses that I would love to reclaim from stains. It would be great to put some pizazz back and wear them again.

Traci Kendrick said...

this looks easier than using the dyes out there.

Deanna Lynn said...

Great ideas...I would have never thought to use the dyes on clothes.

Cecilia said...

I'm thinking about some white sheets that could use some sprucing up!

JAlder said...

I have been looking for the perfect fabric for curtains. I think this is it.

mytimestitching said...

I have to try this out! I have been thinking about dying some stitching fabric. Very Cool!

CraftingLily said...

Couldn't everything use a little color? ;-)

Shelley said...

I am always having stains with little ones, or sometimes they appear after i wash them and I have nooo idea how they got there. I think this would come in handy!

Lynne J said...

what a cool idea! I love adding fabric to craft projects, and dyeing light clothes is a great way to rescue boring or stained items!

Beatrice Lawson said...
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Beatrice Lawson said...

Definitely napkins and table clothes and a whole bunch of previously white tees.

eunice said...

Cute. Not sure it's my style but fun to try!

christi said...

this is so cool. ps I love butterflies!

Anonymous said...

I could use it on lots of t- shirts.

Carla said...

I like to use some
in my craft room
to brighten it up!
Carla from Utah

Sue D said...

I have some old t shirts that could use some tumble dye.

veronica said...

i would love to try the ombre look! i have been seeing curtains in stores lately that are ombre.

Shanna Fugate said...

I use the dyer to make cute shirts for the preschool !

Charlene said...

The projects look amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

 

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