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Overdyeing Fabrics How-To

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Dyeing, Fabric
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Resist-Dyeing T-shirts

Steps:12
Materials
  • Iron
  • Clamps
  • 3 gallon bucket or receptacle for dyeing
  • Polyacrylic sealer
  • Brush
  • 2 identical wood shapes
  • 1/2-inch-thick scrap wood pieces, about 4 to 5 inches square
  • T-shirts
  • 8-ounce bottle Rit dye
  • Rhinestones
  • Fabric or craft glue
  • Machine washer and drier
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Tie-Dye-Effect Scarf

Steps:5
Use this innovative spray technique to make a multicolored scarf without the mess of traditional dyes.
Materials
  • Iron
  • Silk scarf
  • Drop cloth or garbage bag for protecting work surface
  • Simply Spray soft fabric paint in two or three colors of your choice
  • Simply Spray soft fabric paint in black
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • Clothesline and clothespin
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Patterns to Dye For

Steps:17
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Silk-Tie Easter Eggs

Steps:8
Materials
  • Small- to medium-size raw eggs
  • Glass or enamel pot
  • Silk ties, blouses, or boxers, cut into pieces large enough to cover an egg
  • White sheets (or pillowcases or old tablecloths), cut into pieces to cover silk-wrapped eggs
  • Twist ties
  • 3 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • Warm water
  • Vegetable oil
  • Paper towels
  • Tongs or spoon
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Stenciled Baby Gifts

Steps:2
Perfect for the littlest ones on your list, these one-of-a-kind gifts are sure to please parents, too. Use a single template over and over to make a pattern, like a flurry of snowflakes falling from a cap onto a snap-bottom baby tee. Striped peppermint-candy shapes look striking on a white bib.
Materials
  • Candy Template
  • Snowflake Template
  • Printable waterproof paper
  • Craft knife
  • Temporary spray adhesive
  • Snap-bottom baby tee, bib, cap, or other garment
  • Fabric paint
  • Card stock
  • Small paint roller
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Bias Tape Tote Bag

Steps:5
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