Fast & Easy Scrunch Tie Dye

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by SEI Design Team

Fast & Easy Scrunch Tie Dye

SEI Tumble Dye™ makes all of your tie dying projects easy and fun! Apply directly to create your own personalized t-shirts, pillow cases, bags and more. Pre-mixed for easy use; no rubber gloves, salts or hot water needed.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Prepare your work area by spreading plastic sheeting over your work table and secure it with some tape.
  • 2
    For the scrunch method we recommend a damp shirt. The more water left in the fabric, the more the colors will bleed together and resulting in a lighter color, using less dye.
  • 3
    Lay the shirt on a flat surface and scrunch together.
  • 4
    Shake the Tumble Dye well. Spray each color in different areas of the shirt. Angle the sprayer to reach the sides of the folds.
  • 5
    Lay the shirt flat again. If more color is desired, there are two options. (a) Scrunch again, pulling up the white areas of the shirt and repeat step 3. This will create a more saturated color, but will use more dye. (b) Work and blend the dye through the fabric with your hands by scrunching or squeezing the shirt together randomly. This will help spread the color, while conserving the dye.
  • 6
    Turn over and repeat the process as needed. Keep a clean area to lay your shirt on.
  • 7
    Air dry flat until completely dry.
  • 8
    Heat set in the dryer for 15 minutes.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Gildan®T-Shirt White (100% Cotton)
  • SEI Tumble Dye™ Neon 104550880
  • Plastic Surface Cover