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Fashion for the 4th of July

Tulip® One-Step Fashion Dyes™ let you stand out in the crowd! They are super easy to use – just add water and apply!

Materials:

  • Aleene's® Fabric Fusion™ Permanent Dry Cleanable Fabric Adhesive™
  • Tulip® One-Step Fashion Dyes™
    • Blue
    • Red
    • Turquoise
  • Tulip® Mini Fashion Iron™
  • Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™
    • BI15806 Platinum
  • Tulip® Glam-It-Up!™ Iron-On Fashion Designs™
    • Design 13
  • Tweezers
  • Heat tool
  • Grosgrain ribbon 1 yd, 1” wide, white
  • Canvas tote, white
  • Shorts, denim
  • Ruler
  • Cosmetic sponges
  • Low tack masking tape
  • Tee shirt, 100% cotton, white
  • Cloth, small thin
  • Scissors
  • Trash bags
  • Foil

Steps:

Top

1. Prewash shirt to remove sizing. Do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets.

2. Cover work surface with trash bags. Lay shirt onto work surface.

3. Wearing rubber gloves, add water to dye bottles. Replace caps tightly. Shake until dye is dissolved.

4. Pull up a small piece of shirt fabric. Wrap rubber band around fabric. Repeat procedure to create a random pattern over entire shirt. Refer to photo.

5. Squeeze red dye onto tips of banded fabric, turquoise dye into area immediately around and under rubber bands, and blue dye over remaining areas.

6. Cover shirt with trash bag. Let set 4 to 6 hours. Wash in a large load of water with a small amount of laundry soap. Line dry.

7. Lay shirt so back is facing up. Cut off sleeves. Cut a gentle arc through only back of shirt from base of one sleeve to base of opposite sleeve.

8. Turn shirt so front is facing up. Cut a straight line across only front of shirt from middle of one armhole to middle of opposite armhole.

9. Cut off hem. Cut three 1” wide strips from bottom of shirt, cutting through both layers. This forms a circular piece of fabric. Cut each circle to form one long strip. Cut each strip in half, for a total of six strips. Braid three strips together for each strap.

10. Poke two small holes in center of back of shirt, using scissors.

11. From outside of shirt, thread loose end of one braid through one hole. Pull it through and tie knot at end. Repeat for other side.

12. Snip a small hole in each upper corner of front of shirt, 1” from side.

13. Thread straps through holes. Knot ends.

Shorts

1. Prewash jeans to remove sizing. Do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets.

2. Prepare Iron and Heat-Setting Tool.

3. Arrange red, clear and blue Crystals around upper edge of pockets, using tweezers.

4. Touch tip of Heat-Setting Tool onto top of each Crystal, holding for 5 to 6 seconds to adhere. Refer to photo.

5. Place Fashion Design sticky side down at corner of left front pocket. Refer to photo for placement.

6. Place cloth over design. Iron for about one minute, following package instructions.

7. Let cool. Carefully remove plastic from Fashion Design.

8. To wash, turn inside out, on gentle cycle. Dry flat or line dry.

Tote

1. Prewash tote to remove sizing. Do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets. Iron to remove wrinkles.

2. Cover work surface with trash bags. Lay tote onto work surface.

3. Wearing rubber gloves, add water to dye bottles. Replace caps tightly. Shake until dye is dissolved.

4. Using one color at a time, squeeze dye directly onto tote to create a camouflage pattern. Refer to photo.

5. Cover tote with trash bag. Let set 4 to 6 hours. Wash in a large load of water with a small amount of laundry soap. Line dry.

6. Apply tape onto ribbon, leaving 1” spaces between pieces. Refer to photo.

7. Squeeze a puddle of Platinum Soft Paint onto foil. Tap sponge into paint. Tap excess paint onto foil. Pounce paint onto open areas between pieces of tape. Let dry. Remove tape.

8. Wrap ribbon around top of bag. Tie a bow at corner. Refer to photo.

9. Apply a small amount of glue under ribbon, working in small sections at a time. Press ribbon into glue. Let dry.

 

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