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5/19/2013
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How-To:
Dip Dye

On our first installment of our dip-dye series, we showed you how to add bold… >

How-To: Dip-Dye

On our first installment of our dip-dye series, we showed you how to add bold color to a basic pillowcase. Today, we chose on of our favorite t.la tee shirts to show you how to add a pop of teal into your spring wardrobe. Here is our step-by-step for you to get the look!

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Always be prepared! Check to make sure you have all of the supplies needed for the DIY before you begin.

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Boil one gallon of water in a kettle. Pour the package of RIT dye into the bottom of your large glass bowl and pour the boiling water over the dye.

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Put on your rubber gloves and stir the dye and water with a wooden spoon. Make sure to stir thoroughly until all dye is dissolvedyou don’t want any powder left behind! Once completely dissolved, add the laundry detergent and continue to stir. 

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In a sink, wet your t-shirt to the point you wish the dye to reach. We suggest half to 3/4 of the way up. Twist out all excess water to ensure nothing drips.

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Lower your t-shirt into the dye solution, up until the point that you dampened it. This initial dip-dye needs to be very quick, as the dye absorbs very fast. Literally dip and pull out to the next section. This can be as thin or wide as you like.

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Let the color develop in the second section for 20 seconds and pull the t-shirt up to the last section. Hold this last section for 30 seconds or more, depending on how saturated you want the color to be.

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Pull the t-shirt out, making sure to keep your hands on only the part with dye, so to not spread color to the white section. Twist out all excess dye.

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Head back to the sink and run the dip-dyed section of the t-shirt under lukewarm water until the water runs clear. Twist out all excess water, again keeping hands clear of the white section.

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Leave your t-shirt to dry and when ready, wash it on its own to make sure it does not leak any excess dye on your other clothing. Add a pair of white jeans for the perfect summer look!

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