How to Tie Dye T-Shirts

Tie Dye T-Shirts are extremely popular all year round but especially during the summer months!  We carry a wide variety of different styles and patterns of wholesale tie dye t-shirts for both adults and kids.  Wearing tie dye t-shirts is very fun but making them is even cooler!  Tie dying is a way of creating patterns of color by folding, tying, stitching, crumpling or otherwise preparing the fabric to inhibit the flow of the dye into the folds of the fabric.  The pattern of the folds and where the colors are put determines the final design.  Not being able to fully control the end result is part of what makes tie dye an interesting and exciting form of art.    Every tie dye is unique.  That is our favorite part about our discount tie dye t-shirts.  The first step in the tie dye process is to fold and tie your garment.  You will fold and/or tie the fabric into the desired pattern.  For a more defined pattern you should wet the shirt and squeeze out the excess water before folding or tying.  The second step is to

Wholesale Tie Dye T-Shirts

Wholesale Tie Dye T-Shirts Being Made

soak the garments into a soda ash solution.  A soda ash solution is Soda Ash Fixer (pure dense sodium carbonate) mixed with warm water.  Soda Ash Fixer can be purchased at many retail stores as well as online.  Soak the tied garments for about 5-15 minutes and then squeeze it out so it is still damp but not dripping.  Next you will apply the dye to your garments using a squeeze bottle, sponge, paintbrush, etc.   You can use as many colors as you want!  After you have applied the dye, the garments will need to rest for a while.  Put the garments in a plastic bag because you want them to stay damp.  Let the garments cure for a minimum of 4 hours but for the brightest colors 24 hours is best.  After the resting period is over you will need to wash it out.  Leaving the ties on you will rinse the garments under cold running water to stop the dye reaction.  Next rinse in warm water while you untie the folds and continue rinsing until the waters runs fairly clear.  Throw the garments into a washing machine as soon as it is rinsed, run it through a full cycle and voila you have your own custom tie dye t-shirt!

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