Impatient Plaid Tie Dye Tee


Impatient Plaid Tie Dye Tee

Lovers of plaid will adore the ease and appeal of this Impatient Plaid Tie Dye Tee from I Love to Create. Adorn this top in your favorite colors for a tie dye technique that results in a casual tartan pattern for every occasion. Learn how to tie dye a shirt that looks like this to wear on a staycation.

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Impatient Plaid Tee


  • Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit™ - Moody Blues
  • Plastic table cover
  • Styrofoam plates – one per dye color
  • (2) Paintbrushes: wide and fine
  • White 100% cotton T-shirt


  1. Prewash T-shirt without fabric softener. Do not dry.
  2. Protect work surface with plastic table cover.
  3. Place damp T-shirt on protected work surface.
  4. Wearing gloves from dye kit, mix dye as instructed on package.
  5. Start with your widest brush. Dip it into Blue dye and work vertically from the bottom center of your shirt to the top. Using thinner brush add Teal vertical lines to the right of every other Blue line.
  6. Add Teal and Green horizontal lines randomly spaced apart.
  7. Wrap T-shirt in plastic table cover and let set for 6-8 hours.
  8. Rinse shirt in running water until water runs clear. Wash and dry shirt separately.


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