How can I make this tie-dyed American flag shirt for the fourth of July?
How can I make this tie-dyed Amrican flag shirt for the fourth of July?
You will need to get either a good fiber reactive dye, such as Procion MX dye, or a good fabric paint, such as Dye-na-flow, Setacolor, or Dharma Pigment Dye. Don't use Rit dye or any other brand of all-purpose dye, because if you do, the bleeding of the red stripes will make the whole shirt turn pink.
Tulip One Step Fabric Dye in blue and red will work well, because it is a fiber reactive dye. (You can buy this dye from a crafts store or a sewing store.) So will Jacquard Procion dye, or Dylon Cold Water dye. My favorite choice is to mail-order Procion MX dyes, along with the soda ash to set the dye.
Dharma Trading Company has instructions on their site for how to use fabric paint to make an American flag t-shirt.
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[This answer was first posted, by me, on Yahoo answers, on June 4, 2008.]
Posted: Wednesday - June 25, 2008 at 07:12 AM