iLovetoCreate Purple Heart Tie-Dye Tote Bag

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by Pattie Wilkinson, iLovetoCreate

iLovetoCreate Purple Heart Tie-Dye Tote Bag

Put your heart into projects for an extra special touch!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours + setting time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Wash tote bag and leave damp. Lay out on work surface covered with plastic table cover. Fold bag in half lengthwise and smooth out any creases. Draw a half heart shape along fold with washable fabric marker. Starting at bottom of heart, pleat along marker line, drawing fabric into a straight line as you go, so that marker line forms a straight line along the tops of pleats. Secure along this line with a rubber band. Secure a second rubber band approximately 1/2" outside first rubber band.
  • 2
    Mix dye according to package instructions. Put paper towels under bag, apply purple dye to tied heart center section of bag.
  • 3
    Dilute remaining dye by pouring out about half and adding water to get lighter shade of purple. Apply remaining dye to body of bag except for the middle banded section. Leave middle section white. Cover with plastic and let set 6-8 hours. Rinse fabric in warm water until water runs clear.
  • 4
    Fill washer to large load setting with hottest water suitable for fabric and a small amount of non-bleach laundry detergent. Wash and dry separately for the first few washes.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours + setting time

Project Supplies

  • •Tulip One-Step Dye in Purple
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Tote Bag Medium
  • •Washable Fabric Marker, Laundry Detergent Without Bleach, Plastic Wrap, Plastic Table Cover, Rubber Bands & Paper Towels