iLovetoCreate Up in the Air

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by Pattie Donham-Wilkinson, iLovetoCreate

iLovetoCreate Up in the Air

Turn a sheet and fabric dye into hours of fun!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the time it will take for the dye to set.
  • 2
    Fold sheet in half, and in half again to create four even layers.
  • 3
    To create a compass, pin on end of the string to the pencil and the other end of the string to the center of the folds. Use the string as a compass and draw one quarter of a circle on the sheet for a cutting line.
  • 4
    Unpin the compass. Cut all four layers on the cutting line to create large circle. Unfold to reveal complete circle.
  • 5
    Fold under and iron 1 inch of the entire edge of the circle. Iron another 1 inch again around the entire circle to create a 1 inch hem.
  • 6
    Sew the hem at the edge of the circle 3/8 inch from the edge, and sew again 1/4 inch from the edge to reinforce.
  • 7
    From left over fabric, cut ten 2 inch x 12 inch strips to create handles. Sew ends of handles in even distances from each other along the edge of the circle.
  • 8
    Before dyeing, prewash sheet to remove sizing. Do not use fabric softener and do not dry the fabric.
  • 9
    Protect work surface with plastic tablecloth.
  • 10
    To create bullseye effect, pinch sheet in the center of the sheet and pull up in tube shape. Tie with zip tie. Continue pulling up sheet in even amounts and tying with remaining zip ties.
  • 11
    Wearing protective gloves, apply desired dye colors between banded sections.
  • 12
    Wrap sheet in plastic tablecloth and let set 4 to 6 hours.
  • 13
    Without removing zip ties, wash and rinse on large load setting with a small amount of non-bleach laundry detergent. Remove zip ties. Dry and press to complete.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit Rainbow 59 pc. 104768716
  • 100% Cotton White Flat Sheet Queen Size
  • Laundry Detergent without Fabric Softener
  • Laundry Detergent without Bleach
  • 50 inch of String
  • Large Zip Ties (4)
  • Plastic Tablecloth
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Iron
  • Pins
  • Ruler