Dye old T-shirt

I recently ruined my favorite T-shirt, and I had no heart to dispose it. So I thought of a simple way to dye it at home using fabric colors so that, I may cling on to it for some more time. Here are some images of how I did it.



You would need:

A shirt, some fabric paints and  yarn

This was the first time I had tried dying using fabric paints so before starting I had no idea if it would work.


 This is my spotted shirt, it got this mark during a wash.


I crumpled my shirt together width wise, and then tied it securely using the yarn like this.


I continued till I had tied it at several places with no specific measurement.


Now I mixed some green fabric paint in water 6 ml paint: 300-400 ml water approximately. Then dipped my shirt in the solution,  not the whole way but 3/4 of it.


After green I dipped 1/2 of it again in a blue solution.


Here is how it looked:


Now I dipped it again in a black solution from both the sides.


This was how the final dye effect looked like. After this I let it dry overnight.

9Once it had dried I cut open the yarn.


After opening it I saw that the paint had not dyed the whole fabric but only the parts which came in direct contact of the paint solution.


It was quite unexpected,but I liked the final effect. So you too go ahead, give your dead shirts a new dyed life!


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