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The Best Tutorial About 6 Basics Tie Dye Patterns

You can create amazing tie dye masterpieces with old and new fabric pieces by learning about the different techniques. There are many designs to choose from, depending on which method you use. You can take your creativity to new heights by mastering not only one, but many of these techniques. These DIY tie dye patterns are easy to follow.

STEPS TO CREATE COOL TIE-DYE PATTERNS

Many factors will determine the success of tie-dyeing your fabrics and creating the desired pattern. Before you begin the process, you should keep these things in mind:

  1. Prepare the materials and work area
  2. Select the right fabric material
  3. Wash the Fabric
  4. Soak the fabric in Soda Ash Solution
  5. Fold and tie
  6. Use the Dye
  7. Wash and dry

STEP 1: PREPARE THE MATERIALS & WORKING AREA

Before you wash or soak the fabric, make sure to have all your supplies and work space ready. The technique you use will determine the materials you need.

To prevent dye from staining your surface, cover it with plastic wrap or an old tarp. The ice dye method does not require you to dilute the dye. Mix the dye according to the instructions provided in the applicator bottles.

These are the materials you will need:

  • Dye (some dyes may require soda ash)
  • Water
  • Mixing bowls, paintbrushes, or bucket and tongs
  • Rubber bands
  • Ziploc bag or plastic
  • Gloves

STEP 2: CHOOSE THE RIGHT FABRIC MATERIAL

Some fabrics will not absorb dyes or bleach as well as others. Highly recommended are 100% cotton and those made from natural fiber. Fabrics made from two or more fibers are also possible, provided that one of them is natural. The colors will not be as vibrant, however.

STEP 3: WASH THE FABRIC

Washing the fabric will undoubtedly help to remove any dirt or other factors that could affect the result. Washing fabrics with newer materials will be a great benefit, as they will have removed the chemical coating or sizing that keeps them from getting stains and wrinkles. This will prevent dye or bleach from being absorbed completely.

Avoid using fabric conditioners or softeners when washing fabric. They can cause dye absorption. Also, wash the detergent thoroughly. Leave the fabric to dry after washing.

STEP 4: SOAK THE FABRIC WITH SODA ASH SOLUTION

Soda Ash will make your fabric more absorbent and give you better results. This step can be skipped if you are using bleach or dye brands like Tulip, which contain soda ash.

These are the steps to take to wash in soda-ash.

  1. Wear your rubber gloves.
  2. Use a bowl or bucket to mix the soda ash and warm water. Follow the directions on the product label.
  3. Salt should be added at least in 2 tablespoons.
  4. Mix well to dissolve the salt and soda ash.
  5. Allow the fabric to soak in the solution for two minutes.
  6. To dry it, squeeze out any excess water and turn it dry.

STEP 5: FOLD OR BUNDLE WITH PASSION

As with fabric painting, patience and taking enough time will have better results. Make sure to bundle or fold your fabric seamlessly. Every fold is crucial in pattern creation because it prevents dye or bleach reaching certain areas. You won’t get the design you want if you don’t take care of it. Worst of all, your fabric might be completely bleached or dyed. Keep in mind, however, that tie dye patterns will vary depending on how you fold or bundle your fabric. Larger patterns will result from larger bundles or folds.

You should ensure that the folds are secured tightly with string or rubber bands. You can let the dye or bleach seep through fabric no matter how good you fold it.

STEP 6: APPLY THE DIESE COLOR

Don’t forget your gloves as you apply dye. Some colors are not compatible. Too many colors can cause a decor or fashion disaster. Start with the primary or basic colors first, then learn the color theory to experiment.

  • Use a bucket

Add the dye to a container that is filled with water. Use tongs to lift the dye from the bucket. When you are satisfied with the colors of your tie dye patterns, put it in a bag and let it rest for a few hours.

  • Use a brush or applicator bottle

You can also apply the dye directly to the area, or brush it on the folded sections, if you wish to give each one a different color. You will need a different brush and applicator bottle depending on the color. You should do the same thing on the opposite side of your fabric. Place the dyed fabric in a plastic bag and seal it. Leave it to dry overnight.

HOW TO MAKE DIY TIE-DYE PATTERNS

To create the desired pattern, fold the damp fabric. These are six different tie-dye patterns that you can use to get started:

  • Spirals
  • Scrunch
  • Lines
  • Hearts
  • Bullseye
  • Star

DIY TIE-DYE PATTERNS #1 SPIRALS

This is a popular pattern that will help you learn tie dyeing. Here are the steps:

  1. Place the damp fabric on a flat surface and smoothen it with your hands.
  2. Find the center of your spiral.
  3. Grab the area you want to lift and twist until it forms a spiral shape.
  4. You can secure it using rubber bands. Make sure they cross each other so the fabric has six wedges or more

DIY TIE-DYE PATTERNS #2 SCRUNCH

Because of the steps involved, the scrunch is also known as the crumple.

  1. Place the damp fabric on a flat surface and smoothen it with your hands.
  2. To create a crumpled pile, rub your fabric with your fingers or hands.
  3. You can secure your crumpled fabric using rubber bands to create different tie-dye patterns or leave it alone.

DIY TIE DYE PATTERNS #3 – LINES

Line pattern can transform your solid-colored fabric to a striped one. You only need to:

  1. Place the damp fabric on a flat surface and smoothen it with your hands.
  2. You can create vertical or horizontal pleats with multiple folds of the fabric.
  3. Rubber bands can be used to secure the fabric. Your stripes will look more defined the tighter and thicker your rubber bands are.

DIY TIE-DYE PATTERNS #4 HEARTS

Although it may seem more difficult than the other three patterns, the heart pattern is very easy to make. Follow these steps:

  1. Place the damp fabric on a flat surface and smoothen it with your hands.
  2. Fold the fabric vertically and divide it into two. Then, smooth it with your hands.
  3. Draw a half-heart using a pen or washable marker. Make sure its center aligns with the fold that you made earlier.
  4. Use the bottom of the half-heart as a guideline, and pleat the fabric until the pleats are joined.
  5. Use a rubber band to secure the line.
  6. You can add another rubber band that is at least an inch lower than the first one. Depending on how many sections you desire, you can either stop here or add another rubberband.

DIY TIE DYE PATTERNS #5 – BULLSEYE

The bullseye, like the spirals and the other tie-dye patterns, is easily recognized by beginner crafters. These are the steps to achieve this design:

  1. Place the damp fabric on a flat surface and smoothen it with your hands.
  2. The area in which you want the bullseye’s center to be is the fabric. The center of the shirt was used.
  3. Place your pointer and thumb in the middle.
  4. To create a cone-shaped shape, pull the fabric.
  5. Wrap a rubber band one to two inches below fabric’s edge or tip with a tape measure.
  6. Wrap another rubber band about one-two inches below your first, and keep going as long as you like.

DIY TIE DYE PATTERNS #6 – STAR

Star tie dye patterns are very similar to the heart. The only difference is the design which is a Star instead of a Heart. Here are the steps:

  1. Draw a star on a piece of paper and cut it.
  2. Place the damp fabric on a flat surface and smoothen it with your hands.
  3. Fold the fabric vertically and divide it into two. Then, smooth it with your hands.
  4. Place the star pattern on top of the fabric by folding it in half vertically.
  5. Use a pen or washable marker to trace the half-star shape
  6. Use the bottom half star as a guideline to pleat the fabric. Once the pleats are joined, the lines will appear straight.
  7. Use a rubber band to secure the line.
  8. You can add another rubber band that is at least an inch below the previous one. Depending on how many sections you desire, you can either stop here or add more rubber bands.
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