Tie-Dye T-shirts and Tanks Fit for Sturgis
Stand out from the sea of black by making your own custom tie-dye tees and tanks! They look great and there are many tie-dye styles and colors to choose from.
Before you Start
Wash t-shirts and tanks without fabric softener before you tie-dye them. This removes any chemicals on the shirt that may effect the dying process.
Styles we used for this project include the spiral tie-dye technique and galaxy tie-dye technique.
Spiral Tie-Dye Technique
- Use a damp white shirt for this tye-dye technique.
- Wash the shirt before dying.
- Lay the shirt out flat on the table.
- To have the spiral at the center of the shirt find the middle of the collar and the point under the sleeves.
- Pinch the fabric there and twist it into a swirl.
- Hold fabric in the swirl with 3 rubber bands. This devides the shirt into 6 sections.
- Wearing plastic gloves. Dye these sections with colors of your choice.
- Put the shirt in a sealed plastic bag. The dye will need 6-8 hours to set.
- Remove the rubber bands.
- Rinse the shirt, wash and dry it.
Galaxy tie-dye Technique
- Use a dark colored shirt for this tie-dye technique.
- Pinch and twril shirt where you want the galaxy center to be.
- Spray shirt with a 50/50 solution of water and bleach.
- Untwist shirt and monitor bleaching.
- Then wash out the bleach.
- Spray One-Step dye onto the shirt.
- Wash according to dye instructions.
Tie-Dye an Appleton Harley-Davidson tank or t-shirt for a cool summer look, crazy enough to turn heads at Sturgis! For more information on how to tie-dye visit Tie Dye Your Summer.