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.


rebecca piersol diy tie dye
rebecca piersol DIY tie dye


  1. May 22, 2020 / 6:53 pm

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! You made those sets? My tie dye always comes out so bad, need to follow your method

  2. Stephanie
    May 24, 2020 / 8:58 pm

    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!

  3. Jamaria
    May 25, 2020 / 5:18 am

    Omg you did so good! I love this and it would be a super fun date idea! Thanks for sharing! Xo

  4. May 25, 2020 / 5:34 am

    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!

  5. May 25, 2020 / 11:59 am

    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

  6. Lizzie
    May 25, 2020 / 4:09 pm

    This looks like such a fun project!! I’ve been try it out myself! They turned out so good!


  7. May 25, 2020 / 10:45 pm

    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.

    • rebeccapiersol
      May 27, 2020 / 4:12 pm

      had to jump on the trend and it was so fun!

  8. Em
    May 26, 2020 / 2:53 pm

    These turned out so so well! I need to try the tie dye trend!

    • rebeccapiersol
      May 27, 2020 / 4:12 pm

      it was so fun and seriously easy!

  9. May 26, 2020 / 3:42 pm

    Sooooo cute. And it looks so easy too.

    • rebeccapiersol
      May 27, 2020 / 4:12 pm

      it was!!! such fun if you can find the right pieces 🙂

  10. May 26, 2020 / 8:40 pm

    Omg I love your tie dye creations! This is something I’ve been dying to do at home!

    • rebeccapiersol
      May 27, 2020 / 4:12 pm

      it was so much fun and turned out much better than expected lol!

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