How to Dye Fabric with Design Dye Fabric Dye

How to Dye Fabric with Design Dye Fabric Dye


Hey everyone. I wanted to show you guys a
few tips today on how to use the Design Dye Basic Fabric Kit. An example that I made is
for my friend, she is on a tennis team called the Cupcakes, and I wanted to show her and
the girls a little love by making a few jerseys for them. So here’s one that I made, and
she actually uses Design Dye to make a few things for herself. So let’s talk a little
bit about Design Dye and the Basic Fabric Kit. Ok so this is the sheet of Design Dye
Red. On one side you’ll see the red and on the other side you’ll see the Design
Dye logo. This is important because you always want to have the color side down on the fabric
that you would like to transfer the Design Dye to, and be sure to iron on the logo side.
So what you can do it, on the logo side of Design Dye, lightly draw an outline. You can
transfer from a tracing of an image, or a magazine, there are a whole number of ways
you can get your design onto the logo side of the Design Dye. So we have our design,
it’s a cute little bird and all you have to do now is cut it out. You can use a pair
of scissors, a craft knife, if you have one of those electric cutting machine Design Dye
works great with those. So we’re just going to use good old fashion scissors. Ok, here
we go. So now I’m just going to lay this bird color side down on the test fabric that
comes in the kit. So this is just the test fabric, but this fabric could be a pillowcase,
a t-shirt, or any garment, an apron, a tablecloth a quilt and a whole number of other great
things. Ok so now that we have the color side down and we see the Design Dye logo, we’re
ready for our next step, the iron. Ok so here we have a really standard iron. If you’re
using a dry iron, even better. If not be sure to drain the water and turn off the steam
function. So go ahead and turn it to the cotton / linen setting to get it to the right temperature,
and remember no steam. Now all irons are different, so we ask that you test the temperature of
your iron. You can do this by using a piece of scrap of the fabric you’re using, throw
on a sheet of the protective ironing paper, and move it slowly but constantly for 25 to
30 seconds. Adjust the iron down only if the fabric scorches or becomes brittle. Ok so
we’re all set. Put on piece of the protective ironing tissue, these are also included in
the Design Dye Basic Fabric Kit, and here we go. So pushing down a bit firmly, you don’t
have to muscle it but give it a little pressure by moving the iron slowly but constantly for
25 to 30 seconds. Annnd let’s take a look. Look at that! Now this is part of the fabric.
You can wear this, you can wash it, it’s all non-toxic, you could chew on it! This
would be a great gift, and it makes great gifts. Be sure to save this bird because Design
Dye is reusable. Check this out, very cool, and it was so easy to do I know you’re going
to love it. Visit DesignDye.com to see more fun proejct ideas and share your projects
with other Design Dye artists.

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