How to Make Patriotic Stripes Tie Dye Shirt!


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How to Make Patriotic Stripes Tie Dye Shirt!   Learn how to make a Patriotic Striped Tie dye shirt easily!     This flag inspired shirt is great for Independence day, parades, backyard bbq's and fireworks!     Summertime is the best time for tie dye crafts!

How to Make Patriotic Stripes Tie Dye Shirt!


Learn how to make a patriotic stripes tie dye shirt easily! 


This flag inspired shirt is great for Independence day, family reunions, Summer camps, parades, backyard bbq's and fireworks! 


Summertime is the best time for tie dye crafts!


How to Make Patriotic Stripes Tie Dye Shirt!   Learn how to make a Patriotic Striped Tie dye shirt easily!     This flag inspired shirt is great for Independence day, parades, backyard bbq's and fireworks!     Summertime is the best time for tie dye crafts!

Tie dye is so much fun! It's fun to have a big group of friends get together to tie dye. 


  

Supplies Needed for Patriotic Tie Dye Shirt:



Tie Dye Kits sell out fast every Summer! 
Here's my favorite dyes in various party sizes:



White 100% cotton shirt for tie dye american flag patriotic red, white and blue stripes shirt.


Step 1: Soak and Gather Shirt


Begin by soaking the shirt in some warmish water. Then gather 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. (differences posted at the end of this post)

 
Step 1: Gather Shirt   Begin by soaking the shirt in some warmish water. Then gather 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.

Step 2: Zip Ties


Zip tie the first tie about 4 inches or so from the shoulder edge, then every 2 inches until the end.

 
Step 2: Zip Ties   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.

 
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.

Step 3: Tie Dye Time


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)

 
Step 3: Tie Dye Time   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)

Set up:

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.
 

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.

Step 4: Wrap


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!

 
Step 4: Wrap   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:

 
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.

 
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!


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How to Make Patriotic Stripes Tie Dye Shirt!   Learn how to make a Patriotic Striped Tie dye shirt easily!     This flag inspired shirt is great for Independence day, parades, backyard bbq's and fireworks!     Summertime is the best time for tie dye crafts!



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Comments

  1. When I rinsed, the red bled on the white making my stripes red and pink.

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  2. I would probably add vinegar to the water to rinse the shirt the first time. The vinegar will "set" the color into the fabric.

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  3. There's a type of dye called Tumble Dye that is super easy to work with. My extended family is doing this for our reunion on the 4th!

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  4. Ok I just did this on a 3T shirt and it’s adorable but my red ran a little bit and turned yellow. So it’s blue, red and yellow tie dye. Anyone know how to avoid that?

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  7. So, like others are saying, the red dye started separating in the fabric leaving orange outlines around all of the red, leaving the shirt red, orange, white, and blue. Just fyi.

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