- 100% Cotton Pillow Case (or fabric to make a pillowcase)
- A bowl
- String & rubber bands
- Spray bottle
In the above shot I was doing an "accordion fold" - then folded that in half upon itself and wrapped in crazy string. The result is the center "striped" tie dye you see on the finished pillow.
***WARNING*** A reader pointed out that vinegar & bleach should NEVER be mixed, as it creates a toxic reaction. To clarify, I rinsed out my bleachy fabric in the tub full of water, so be sure the bleach is out. Skip the vinegar if you do not feel comfortable with this step, BE SAFE. Read this article for more details. (Thanks Patricia!)
That's it. You're done, and it was a lot of fun! Here's mine, fresh out of the dryer & full of pillow... mmm!
It's so easy to get carried away with this project because it's so fun, but I was trying really really hard to actually keep some of the original teal - I've had reverse tie-dye projects in the past where I practically bleached the entire thing. Oops!
Think you'll give this one a shot? Share your photos with me so I can share with the rest - do you have any tie-dye-tying tips for us? (Say THAT ten times fast...) I'd love to hear & share 'em!
Do something you love today ~
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