Today I’m sharing all my favorite tie dye techniques in one place!!
From the classic spiral tie dye to a more intricate bleach tie dye, I’m gathering up all my tie dyeing patterns and tutorials for you and putting them in one place!
I’ve used these tie dye techniques to make tons of fun and unique items. From hoodies to masks, anything that can be dyed, we’ve probably tried it.
We like tie dyeing so much around here, that my daughter has started an Etsy shop to sell her creations!
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Before You Use These Tie Dye Techniques
Before you try any of these tie dye techniques, there are a few general rules you should know.
Tie Dye Is Permanent
The process of tie dyeing anything can be messy.
Always be sure to wear old clothes when working with tie dye.
Also be sure to work in spaces that can be easily cleaned up if you spill any of they dye.
Outside is always a great choice!
Some Tie Dye Techniques Are Easier Than Others
All of the tie dyeing patterns tutorials listed below have full instructions to make the process as simple as possible, but keep in mind that some tie dye techniques are easier than others.
If your first piece doesn’t come out exactly the way your pictured it, don’t be afraid to try again or even try a different technique until you get the hang of using tie dye.
Use A Quality Dye
I’ve seen many people try to make tie dye out of other things like Kool Aid or paint.
While it might be a fun experiment, you’ll never get the true look of a tie dye by using other materials.
You should also be wary of bargain kits. I’ve seen tie dye materials at my local dollar store lately, so I picked one up.
While the kit did technically work, I didn’t get the desired result of the bright, vibrant colors I’ve gotten with more expensive kits.
I guess you get what you pay for.
I have never had bad luck with Tulip brand tie dye kits.
They come with everything you need for a great tie dyeing project, including gloves and rubber bands.
There are printable instructions for each of these tie dyeing patterns at the bottom of each post, but they’re really just the absolute basics meant to refresh your memory.
You’ll want to read the whole post first to get all the important tips and tricks to get these project right the first time!
If you have questions about any of these techniques, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments!
Spiral is really the most classic tie dye technique of them all.
You could use single colors or multiple colors, but whatever you choose will be unique.
Learn how to create this fun tie dying pattern design in any color scheme you like in this easy to follow tutorial.
Ice tie dye is super trendy right now.
This tutorial teaches you the proper technique to get that cloudy, gradient look in any color you want.
These pieces are selling for top dollar right now! Learn to make your own and save lots of cash!
This super fun spin on traditional tie dye techniques creates the most unique designs you'll find on any tie dye project.
Use it with just bleach or go a step further and add color.
Either way, the positive and negative spaces in this pattern that show up in these bleach tie dye projects look amazing.
It's an easier process than you'd expect and uses one unlikely supply to help you get the look quickly and easily.
Create the most random tie dyeing pattern out there with this crumple tie dye tutorial.
This method works great with one color or multiple to make your own one of a kind shirt.
The bullseye tie dye technique is such a versatile tie dyeing pattern!
You can make so many different looks from this one technique.
Center your design like we did for a fun look, or even place it off center for an even more one of a kind finished product.
Learn the basics of this classic tie dye look.
Tie dying a hoodie is a little different that tie dyeing a regular shirt.
These detailed instructions help you get over the pitfalls of working with a thicker material for this tie dye project.
This complete tutorial helps you learn just the right way to work with hoodies and sweatshirts.
While these projects aren't technically tie dye, they do use similar methods to create fun, one-of-a-kind shirts that you will surely love!
The same rules apply about working in a safe space and wearing old clothes for these projects.
One of my most popular posts, this bleach stencil technique uses simple methods to create completely unique looks.
These can be made with or without a vinyl cutter!
Easily customized to so many different designs, the possibilities are endless with this easy to follow tutorial.
Bleach dipped flannel is everywhere right now.
It's one of the coolest trends we've seen this year.
Follow this simple tutorial to make your own for just pennies of what you would pay in a boutique.
With all these tie dye techniques, you’re sure to find one that suits the project you want to make!
I’d love to hear all about how these projects work out for you. Leave your results in the comments!