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Easy Tie-Dye T-Shirt

Give that plain tee a little color with this ombre style tie-dye idea. Use Fabric Creations to add color to all your favorite fashions. You'll be stylin' in this easy-to-make tie dye project!

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  • Fabric Creations Logo

At a Glance:

Project #15482 Skill Level: Intermediate

Plaid Supplies

Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks - Poppy, 2 oz. - 25977

Number Needed: 1 $4.49
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Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks - Real Yellow, 2 oz. - 25985

Number Needed: 1 $4.49
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Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks - Black, 2 oz. - 25999

Number Needed: 1 $4.49
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Other Supplies

  • Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks - Pale Blue, 2 oz. - 27033
  • White T-Shirt
  • Four (4) squeeze bottles
  • Rubber bands
  • Disposable pan or Poster board


  1. Dampen your t-shirt then lay it on your flat workspace. Fold your shirt in an accordion style fold.
  2. Place four rubber bands down your shirt to create five sections. Make sure the three inner spaces have the least amount of space.
  3. Mix a 1:3 ratio of Fabric Creations to water in your squeeze bottles and shake until well mixed.
  4. Squeeze your Poppy mixture on the second section from the top of your shirt. Squeeze your Real Yellow mixture on the space below that. Squeeze your Pale Blue mixture on the section below that and squeeze your Black mixture on the bottom section. Carefully flip your shirt over and repeat this process on the back.
  5. Remove the rubber bands from your shirt and lay it flat to dry. Once your shirt is dry, heat set it with an iron or put it in the dryer with dry heat.


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Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Inks FAQ

Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Inks FAQ

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Fabric Creations Fantasy Glitter FAQ

Fabric Creations Fantasy Glitter FAQ

Learn more about the Fabric Creations Fantasy Glitter paint by reading the FAQ.

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Fabric Creations Plush FAQ

Fabric Creations Plush FAQ

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Related FAQs

Yes, simply use stencil or painter’s tape to mask off a border. Load a Fabric Creations™ Sponge Cube with Soft Fabric Ink and pounce the color onto the masked area.
Be sure to allow the painted background area to dry thoroughly before stamping over it with a design.
Yes, Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks may be mixed or blended to achieve a new value or different color.

Generally, Fabric Creations Fantasy Glitter paints dry within two hours; however, it can take up to 24 hours, depending upon the thickness of application as well as the humidity of your work area. The decorated fabric surface will be cured in 72 hours.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.