3 Tie-Dyed Peace T-Shirts

Peace out with the totally rad T-shirts made with Plaid's Simply Screen screen-printing supplies.


Designed by Cathie Filian

What you'll need:
  • Three T-shirts
  • Scrap fabrics (light colored knit)
  • Fabric dyes (pink, navy, orange)
  • Rubber bands
  • Plaid Simply Screen pattern #98584 Peace Sign and #98575 Retro Designs
  • Plaid Simply Screen paint #98503 Banana Peel, #98505 Recycle, #98502 Fire Truck, #98510 Oasis, and #98532 OMG Orange
  • Squeegee
  • Fusible webbing
  • Iron
  • Scissors, sewing machine, thread

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For each shirt:

Prepare the dye bath, following the package instructions. Begin with a washed and wet T-shirt.

For the pink t-shirt:
  1. Wrap rubber bands around each cuff. Create a large circle in the center by gathering the fabric into a cone shape and wrap a rubber band around the base of the cone. Soak in the pink dye bath for 20 minutes. Remove the rubber bands and rinse the shirt until the water runs clear. Dry in the dryer.
  2. Following manufacturer's instructions, screen-print the Peace Sign onto the scrap fabric by positioning the screen on the scrap fabric. Squirt a 1/2 inch wide line of Fire Truck paint across the top of the screen. Drag the paint over the screen using a squeegee. Lift the screen and rinse it. Allow the paint to dry and heat-set with a dry hot iron.
  3. Iron fusible webbing to the back of the scrap fabric, cut around the design, remove the paper backing, iron the applique to the center of the shirt, and sew around the edge of the fabric using a straight stitch.
For the orange T-shirt:
  1. Fold the T-shirt in accordion fashion. Wrap rubber bands around the folded shirt every 2 inches. Soak in the orange dye bath for 20 minutes. Remove the rubber bands and rinse the shirt until the water runs clear. Dry in the dryer.
  2. Following manufacturer's instructions, screen-print the peace sign onto the T-shirt by positioning the screen in the upper center of the shirt. Squirt a small amount of Recycle paint at the top of the screen in the center and at each end. Add Banana Peel paint in between the green paint areas. Drag the paint over the screen using a squeegee. Lift the screen and rinse it. Allow the paint to dry and heat-set with a dry hot iron.
For the navy T-shirt:
  1. Wrap rubber bands around the hem and each cuff. Create a large target in the center by gathering the fabric into a cone shape and adding rubber bands an inch apart around the cone. Soak in the navy dye bath for 20 minutes. Remove the rubber bands and rinse the shirt until the water runs clear. Dry in the dryer.
  2. Following manufacturer's instructions, screen-print the peace sign onto scrap fabric by positioning the screen on the scrap fabric. Squirt a 1/2 inch wide line of Oasis paint across the top of the screen. Drag the paint over the screen using a squeegee. Lift the screen and rinse it. Allow the paint to dry. Position the peace sign inside the T-shirt, and sew around the design. Cut away the front of the T-shirt to reveal the design underneath.
  3. Repeat the screen-printing process with the OMG Orange paint and the star screen. Iron fusible webbing to the back of the screened star, cut around the design, peel the paper backing, adhere to the T-shirt using an iron, and sew around the edge of the star using a straight stitch.

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