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DIY Colorful Reverse Tie Dye Sweatshirt

Tie dye isn’t just for fashionable summer fun; we’re all about it for fall too! Mikyla Creates will inspire you to combine Tulip Reverse Tie Dye with your favorite One-Step Tie-Dye Kit so you’re ready to cozy up in color when cooler weather arrives.

What you need:

- Tulip Reverse Tie-Dye Kit

- Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit of choice

- Sweatshirt

- Plastic table cover

- Sealable plastic bag

Prewash and dry sweatshirt

Before getting started on your reverse tie dye, prewash and dry your sweatshirt without fabric softener. You’ll want to do this especially if the sweatshirt is new, so the chemical called “sizing” washes away. (It can prevent the Color Changer from absorbing into the fabric.)

Crumple dry sweatshirt and hold with rubber bands

Lay out your dry sweatshirt on a covered work surface and start scrunching the fabric together. Use rubber bands to help tightly crumple the fabric and hold it in place.

Repeat crumpling on back side

Flip the sweatshirt over and repeat on the back side with additional rubber bands. This will give you lots of cool crumple patterns in the fabric.

Activate Color Changer with water

Follow instructions for activating the Color Changer with water.

Apply Color Changer to sweatshirt

Apply Color Changer onto the scrunched sweatshirt, working the tip of the bottle into the folds. Repeat on the backside. Note: If you’re going to be touching the fabric as you work with the Color Changer, make sure to wear the protective gloves that come in your kit.

Monitor color removal then remove bands

Allow the Color Changer to process on your project until the desired amount of color is removed. Check it regularly as the Color Changer processes. Then, wearing gloves, remove the rubber bands and thoroughly rinse your sweatshirt.

Apply additional Color Changer if desired

Optional: Lay the damp sweatshirt out flat on your work surface and apply additional Color Changer for added reverse tie-dye effects! If you want to skip this step, wash your sweatshirt according to instructions after removing the rubber bands and rinsing.

Wash sweatshirt and lay flat

Rinse and wash the sweatshirt after your desired amount of color removal, then lay the damp sweatshirt out on your covered work surface for adding tie dye.

Crumple again and add tie dye

For added crumple effects, scrunch the sweatshirt again, then mix and apply your favorite dye colors! Place in a sealable plastic bag and allow the dye to process for the time recommended in your kit. After the dye processes, rinse, wash and dry according to instructions.

Reverse Tie-Dye Sweatshirt

And now you’re ready to cozy up in colorful reverse tie dye when cooler weather hits! How will you be using Tulip Reverse Tie Dye this fall and winter? Tag us on social @tulipcolorcrafts and share your projects with us!

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