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How to Tie Dye Shirts

How To Tie Dye

Techniques . April 18 2017 .Posted By: Admin

Get the basics on how to tie dye like a pro with these tips for tie-dye success on almost any fabric item!

How to Tie Dye Basics

How to Tie Dye

We have a lot of tie-dye techniques on this site that show you how to tie dye like a pro, but sometimes you just want to know the basics! Check out this section for easy tie-dye instructions that will work whether you want to know how to make a tie dye shirt, how to dye socks or any other fabric item!

How to Tie Dye Basic Supplies

What you’ll need:

Each One-Step Tie-Dye Kit you get from Tulip contains everything you need except the fabric! We recommend 100% natural fiber fabrics like cotton, rayon or silk for best dye results. Synthetic fabrics like polyester may not absorb the dye very well, if at all.

How to Tie Dye prewash

Step 1:

Before you start tie dyeing, make sure to wash your fabric item to remove the sizing. Then grab your damp fabric directly from the washer and prep it for dyeing.


How to Tie Dye folding

Step 2:

Fold, twist and bind your fabric according to your chosen tie-dye technique.


How To Tie Dye easy mix dye

Step 3:

Once your fabric is secured, it’s time to mix your Tulip dyes! Simply add water and shake the dye bottles until all of the dye is mixed.


How to Tie Dye applying dye

Step 4:

Squeeze dye onto different sections of your bound fabric to your liking. You might need to rotate and/or flip your fabric as you are applying dye to make sure you cover all sections.

How to Tie Dye setting color

Step 5:

Cover your tie dyed fabric in plastic to keep damp while the dye sets. Let it set for 6 to 8 hours or longer for brightest colors. Follow the tie-dye instructions included in your kit for laundering.

Get the product for this technique

3-Color Tie-Dye Kits

Bright 3-Color Tie-Dye Kit

Vibrant shades of pink, lime and turquoise tie dye - just add water!
3-Color Tie-Dye Kits

Moody Blues 3-Color Tie-Dye Kit

Cool shades of turquoise, green and blue tie dye - just add water!
5-Color Tie-Dye Kits

Neon 5-Color Tie-Dye Kit

Electric shades of fuchsia, orange, yellow, lime and turquoise tie dye - just add water!
5-Color Tie-Dye Kits

Rainbow 5-Color Tie-Dye Kit

Bright shades of yellow, red, violet, blue and green tie dye - just add water!
Extra Large Tie-Dye Kits

Tie-Dye Party Kit

Throw the ultimate bash with this all-inclusive Tulip Tie-Dye Party Kit that's bursting with bold, colorful fun!