Breast Cancer Awareness Sharpie Tie Dye T-Shirts

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Breast Cancer Awareness Sharpie Tie Dye T-Shirts

Craft a powerful statement in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. We invite you to share this Sharpie technique with your friends and family so everyone can create a message of hope for those affected by breast cancer. Together, we are Making Strides Against Breast Cancer! From October 1st --– October 31st, please donate $1 at check out to support the American Cancer Society'’s research and support programs. Stop by your local A.C. Moore for more information.

Care Instructions: We found that the fabric does not need to be heat set to be colorfast. However, if you choose to heat set with an iron, it’s important that the shirt is completely dry since alcohol is flammable. When finished, wash shirt separately on the delicate cycle and in cold water.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour + drying time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Place the foam board or cardboard inside of the shirt to prevent the ink from bleeding through.
  • 2
    Download and print the project template. Use it to cut letters out of the Light Pink foam, and then place the letters and the foam shapes where you’'d like on the shirt.
  • 3
    Using the Sharpie markers, make dots around the foam letters and shapes. Tip: dots work best because it makes it easier for the alcohol to dissolve the ink.
  • 4
    Using the eyedropper, slowly drip rubbing alcohol onto the inside edge of your design. The more drops of alcohol used, the further the ink will spread. Tip: avoid flooding the design with alcohol. Try starting with a few drops on the edge of the design, wait for it to dissolve and spread, and then add more to the edges as needed.
  • 5
    Remove the ribbons and letters and let your shirt dry. The foam board or cardboard can be taken out of the shirt after about 5 minutes. Project should be fully dry within 30 minutes.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour + drying time

Project Supplies

  • •Gildan 100% Cotton T-Shirt in White (Sized to Fit)
  • •Assorted Pink Color Sharpie Permanent Markers, Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ 9" x 12" Sheet Light Pink, Nicole™ Crafts Foam Glittzer Stickers Breast Cancer Awareness & Darice Assorted Pink and Pink Glitter Foam Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons 12 pc.
  • •Rubbing Alcohol (at least 70%), Eye Dropper, Piece of Foam Board or Cardboard
  • •Iron (optional -- see Care Instructions) & Scissors