Mermaid Heart Tie-Dye T-shirt

Mermaid Heart Tie-Dye T-shirt

by Tulip |

Item # 09913740P17
Advanced 3-5 Hours


  • Tulip® One-Step Tie Dye Kit®
  • Mermaid
  • Natural fiber white T-shirt
  • Disposable plastic table cover
  • Iron
  • Thin cloth
  • Paper towels
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Washable marker


  1. Protect work surface with plastic table cover. Cover with a layer of paper towels.
  2. Wash T-shirt and do not dry. No fabric softener.
  3. Lay out damp shirt on covered work surface.
  4. Draw a heart onto paper. Fold in half.
  5. Fold shirt in half vertically. Position half heart where desired onto inside of fold.
  6. Use washable marker to trace along half heart shape.
  7. Tightly pleat fabric along marker line.
  8. Use a rubber band to bind pleated fabric tightly around marker line. Add a second or third rubber band at regular intervals as desired.
  9. Wearing protective gloves, apply desired dye colors, alternating dye colors between rubber bands.
  10. Cover dyed fabric with plastic table cover to keep damp. Let set 6-8 hours.
  11. Remove rubber bands, rinse, wash and dry.
  12. Heat dry iron to a suitable temperature for shirt.
  13. Smooth out shirt and place design onto shirt where desired. Place thin cloth over design.
  14. Iron design into place by pressing firmly but continuously moving iron for 8-10 seconds. Turn over fabric and iron the applique from the back side for another 8-10 seconds.

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