When quarantine hit and Tie Dye sets were sold out across the internet, I decided I wanted to make my own! The first time around, I tried to get a black sweatsuit and use bleach to tie dye. The results were not what I expected! A pair of pants I used turned orange with the tie dye and a sweatshirt turned a weird grey-brown. Luckily I didn’t spend too much money on those pieces and already had the bleach, so I would still call it a win even though it didnt turn out exactly as I thought.
THEN, I decided I had to tackle a colorful white set. I ordered this Tulip Tie Dye Kit from Michael’s (ON SALE!), some V-Neck white tees and socks off of Amazon and a white light weight hoodie. It took me a little longer to track down some white sweatpants but eventually found some on ASOS. The pairs we bought are sold out now (because I waited so long to actually get to tie dying lol) but I found some great options that I linked below! I recommend 100% cotton products – they work best with tie-dye.
I spent last Sunday morning in a tie dye frenzy, set up outside on my back deck. I did the simple twirl and rubber band method for each piece, even though the pants were a little trickier. I basically was just putting the rubber bands in different places and it actually turned out fine! I chose to use the black die on my set, and blue and turquoise for John’s. I went a little crazy with the socks and eventually found out the best way to get the coloring right is to roll them up and use 2 rubber bands (seen below!) I found out that in order to make the colors last longer I filled each bottle up to the top, and when I had used half of the dye, I filled them up again. This meant that some of the color was less concentrated, but I was still able to use the same color to create the effect I wanted.
I bought us Medium t-shirts because usually we wear the same size, but these Hanes tees shrank a little and the t-shirt on John was way too small haha! So, he has been wearing the hoodie for the time being and of course I ordered another set of Large shirts, because I have plenty of dye left over. Anyone thinking of tackling this project?? I would love to answer any questions you might have. I think ours turned out great! Shoot me a DM or leave a comment here if you do 🙂
See our TikTok & Timelapse video of the process over on IG TV.
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ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! You made those sets? My tie dye always comes out so bad, need to follow your method
Love the DIY tie-dye! I should definitely try this out. Plus it’ll give me something to do haha!
How fun is this? I have yet to jump on this craze – primarily because I’ve never been a big fan of tie-dye on myself. However, I do think it’s a great way to pass the time, and my husband LOVES tie-dye, so if anything, I know I could at least make something cool for him!
Omg you did so good! I love this and it would be a super fun date idea! Thanks for sharing! Xo
I’ve been loving that tie dye is back in because this was a huge part of my childhood since tiedye was all the rage in the last 90s and early 2000s. I am here for it. My best friend’s daughter just made me the cutest socks + matching tee. Can’t wait to rock them!
For all the tie dye items I’ve been picking up, I have yet to DIY any of it! Your stuff came out great! xoxo, Sarah
This looks like such a fun project!! I’ve been try it out myself! They turned out so good!
This looks like so much fun! Yalls turned out so well too, I’ve been wanting to try it out for a while now! Xx.
had to jump on the trend and it was so fun!
These turned out so so well! I need to try the tie dye trend!
it was so fun and seriously easy!
Sooooo cute. And it looks so easy too.
it was!!! such fun if you can find the right pieces 🙂
Omg I love your tie dye creations! This is something I’ve been dying to do at home!
it was so much fun and turned out much better than expected lol!
I honestly don’t get the quarantine tie dye trend, but I will say that I love that you chose to do yours in a pair of joggers. The gray (black and white?) tie dye jogger look is super, super cute!
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Love DIY. This looks great.