How do you tie dye using bleach?


Quick Answer

To tie-dye using bleach, twist and bundle the fabric with rubber bands, spray or soak it in a solution of bleach and water, remove the fabric from the bleach solution, and cut the rubber bands. Rinse the fabric, and let it dry.

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  1. Fold or twist the fabric

    To create a traditional spiral pattern, pinch the fabric in the center of the spiral. Turn it around in circles, gathering the fabric into a bunch, and secure the bunch with a few rubber bands. You can also gather the fabric into a large bundle, and twist it. Secure the bundle with several rubber bands.

  2. Prepare the bleach

    In a large bowl or container, mix a solution of equal parts bleach and water. If you want to spray on the bleach, pour the bleach and water solution into a spray bottle.

  3. Apply the bleach

    Place the fabric into the bowl of bleach and water. Let it soak for ten to fifteen minutes, or until the desired color is achieved. To concentrate the bleach solution in small areas, apply it with a spray bottle, and let it rest for about ten minutes.

  4. Rinse the fabric

    Remove the rubber bands from the fabric. Rinse the dyed fabric in cool water, and let it dry.

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