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Easy Tie Dye Scarf


By Prev Info - January 14, 2023

Tie dye is back, and I'm here to prove that you can wear it without looking like a hippie.

Easy Tie Dye Scarf

1 - I used another scarf to measure the length.

Easy Tie Dye Scarf

2 - Because I wanted vertical stripes, I rolled it the long way.

Easy Tie Dye Scarf

3 - The scarf was acting up a bit, so I pinned it into place across the length of the roll.

Easy Tie Dye Scarf

4 - Time to start tying. I spaced rubber bands about an inch apart, wrapping them around the roll three times to make sure it was nice and tight.

Easy Tie Dye Scarf

5 - This is where I started to get nervous that I didn't have enough rubber bands.

Easy Tie Dye Scarf

6 - And I was right. I subbed in embroidery thread, which doesn't bleed, as well as some yarn to finish tying it off. For my money, I'd go with the rubber bands. Way easier.

Easy Tie Dye Scarf

7 - It's already starting to look good, and I haven't even finished it!

Easy Tie Dye Scarf

8 - The fabric needs to soak in soda ash, which makes the fabric bond with the dye, for at least 20 minutes.

Easy Tie Dye Scarf

9 - While the scarf was soaking, I mixed my dye. My dye kit came with 3 colors: red, blue and yellow. I decided that I wanted a magenta-colored scarf, so I mixed the blue and red.

Easy Tie Dye Scarf

10 - Time to start dying!

Easy Tie Dye Scarf

11 - I tried not to get the dye too close to the rubber bands, but made sure to get it in any folds in the fabric.

Easy Tie Dye Scarf

12 - It looks like a pile of intestines. But I have faith.

Easy Tie Dye Scarf

13 - 24 long hours later, it's time to rinse. And rinse. And rinse. Be forewarned, it takes about 20 minutes of rinsing before the water runs clean. After rinsing, it's into the dryer for my scarf!

Easy Tie Dye Scarf

14 - I washed the scarf in detergent for darks just to be safe.

Easy Tie Dye Scarf

15 - I wanted a circle scarf, so I did a quick basting stitch to attach the ends. And yes I fully plan to redo this with a stronger stitch and thread that actually matches.

Easy Tie Dye Scarf

16 - It's all in how you style it!






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