Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

tie-dye cover-up

Upcycle any natural fiber garment with tie-dye and this unique design from TK T.
Step 1

Tie-Dye will stain, so prep a space before you begin. Do this project outside or inside on a well protected surface, and wear gloves (provided in kit) and protective clothing while working with the dye.

Step 2

Choose your tie-dye from the pack and fill the bottles with water according to package instructions. Set aside.

Step 3

Prep your garment by placing it in water and wringing it out.

Step 4

Lay your damp garment flat on your working surface. To create the bulls-eye design, select the place where you want to be the middle of the bulls-eye. Pinch the fabric in that spot and lift. Place a rubber band tightly around your garment just below the pinched section. Add additional rubber bands down the fabric, creating sections, until you get close to the bottom.
TIP: If you want to keep any of the project white, cover it with a plastic bag and firmly tape the ends of the bag down at each end.

Step 5

Now, apply one tie-dye choice to each section of the banded garment.
TIP: For an ombré effect, start with darker dyes on one end of your banded garment and use progressively lighter dyes as you work your way down the banded segments.

Step 6

Once your garment is completely dyed, wrap it in the plastic sheet included in the kit and let it dry for 8 hours.

Step 7

Unwrap your garment by cutting the rubber bands and rinse in cold water. Let dry completely.

Step 8

Click here for the design in Cricut® Design Space™.

Step 9

Click "Mirror On" and follow instructions to cut the design from iron-on material with your Cricut® Maker™. Place your neon blue heat transfer vinyl shiny side down on the mat.
TIP: Gently use the the scrapper tool to firmly adhere the vinyl and remove any air bubbles.

Step 10

Next, use your weeder tool to remove all the excess material around and inside your design. You’ll be left with just the reversed design on the clear plastic carrier sheets, which are slightly sticky. 
TIP: It's easiest to "weed" the project while the vinyl is still attached to the mat.

Step 11

Next, place the design on your garment as desired.
TIP: Preheat garment to remove any wrinkles prior to applying the design.

Step 12

Place garment on your EasyPress® mat to avoid any heat damage to your surface.

Step 13

Preheat your EasyPress™ to the appropriate temperature for your material and, if needed, adjust the timer.
TIP: See the Quick Reference Guide, included with your EasyPress™, for temperature and times or click here for an interactive guide. You can also use an iron to press your material. Just follow the instructions included in the iron-on material packaging.

Step 14

Place the EasyPress® on your design. Start the timer and hold the EasyPress® in place with light pressure until it beeps.

Step 15

Flip the material on the back side of the fabric and apply heat to the back of the design for 15 seconds. This ensures the vinyl sticks even after washing.
TIP: Wash your garment inside-out for the best preservation of your iron-on design.

Step 16

Remove the film from the vinyl and wear.

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