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graygables
10-05-2005, 12:22 PM
I'm planning to make some tie dye t-shirts for our trip in December, but I'm not "getting" it! I know to stitch the floss around a mickey shape and pull it to gather it. Do I do that on both the front and back? Once that's done, what do I do with the rest of the shirt? How do I go about applying the dye? Anyone have a more detailed description or photos of the process? Sorry to be such a dork!

disneyeveryyear
10-05-2005, 12:30 PM
GG-

Shriva has some photos of when it was done, but as of right now, I am unable to pull them up. They are on Post #5096 of the WDW T-shirt thread.

If they continue to not load, I will take some tonight when I do some more.

onedisneylover
10-06-2005, 09:41 AM
that would be awesome if you can take some pics doing it...as i am a visual person as well, and want to know if i am doing each step right.

triplefigs
10-06-2005, 11:51 PM
GG-

Shriva has some photos of when it was done, but as of right now, I am unable to pull them up. They are on Post #5096 of the WDW T-shirt thread.

If they continue to not load, I will take some tonight when I do some more.

I think he deleted them as he left the t-shirt thread in a huff. Could you please take some more to help everyone out?

Thanks!

disneyeveryyear
10-07-2005, 12:09 AM
Denise,

I have taken pictures of the stitching and banding process, didn't take any of the dyeing yet.

I am more than willing to post these if you think they would help. They are currently on the photobucket site. I know a lot of people are having trouble accessing that. Should I copy them to the DIS photos? If so, how do I do that? I was proud just to figure out how to download from my digital camera and how to post on photobucket.

triplefigs
10-07-2005, 12:40 AM
Denise,

I have taken pictures of the stitching and banding process, didn't take any of the dyeing yet.

I am more than willing to post these if you think they would help. They are currently on the photobucket site. I know a lot of people are having trouble accessing that. Should I copy them to the DIS photos? If so, how do I do that? I was proud just to figure out how to download from my digital camera and how to post on photobucket.

I'm not having any trouble with the Photobucket site. I would still probably do them there as there is a solution to get around it. Thanks for taking new pictures. Appreciate the time and effort it must be to do so! Can't wait to see them. I want to try it for our trip.

disneyeveryyear
10-07-2005, 12:47 AM
OK - Here goes:

1. Draw Mickey head on front and back of shirt
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050250.jpg

2. Baste just outside of pencil marks
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050256.jpg

3. Pull thread tight making sure all material poofs to the outside
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050258.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050259.jpg

4. Tie off (keeping very tight) Mickey heads are on right and left - neckline showing to the top of picture, sleeve laying on top of shirt
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050262.jpg

5. Band around Mickey heads
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050266.jpg
Here is a close up you can see "ears" are smaller tabs, "head" is larger
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050265.jpg

Now is where it gets to be very personal. I wanted concentric circles around Mickey's head - like the pictures of my kids' shirt. Thus I just kept bunching the fabric in a tube and banding every couple of inches up to neckline and sleeves.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050267.jpg

I then banded top of each sleeve
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050268.jpg
Then I banded the sleeves 1/2 down and banded down the bottom part of the shirt
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/ccf300ff.jpg

To produce more of a white outline around Mickey head and to separate colors more, use more than one rubber band. The most recent shirts I have done have about 1" of banding around head. DD6 dyed her g-ma's tonight. We'll have to see how it looks tomorrow.

Additionally, some sites say to pleat before you band, or roll. To be honest, I pleated the first two and didn't like the way they turned out. Thus, I just started scrunching from then on.

Hope these help. If someone needs more pics, let me know. I still have at least 3 more shirts to go!

triplefigs
10-07-2005, 01:04 AM
OK - Here goes:

1. Draw Mickey head on front and back of shirt
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050250.jpg

2. Baste just outside of pencil marks
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050256.jpg

3. Pull thread tight making sure all material poofs to the outside
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050258.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050259.jpg

4. Tie off (keeping very tight) Mickey heads are on right and left - neckline showing to the top of picture, sleeve laying on top of shirt
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050262.jpg

5. Band around Mickey heads
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050266.jpg
Here is a close up you can see "ears" are smaller tabs, "head" is larger
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050265.jpg

Now is where it gets to be very personal. I wanted concentric circles around Mickey's head - like the pictures of my kids' shirt. Thus I just kept bunching the fabric in a tube and banding every couple of inches up to neckline and sleeves.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050267.jpg

I then banded top of each sleeve
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/PA050268.jpg
Then I banded the sleeves 1/2 down and banded down the bottom part of the shirt
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/disneyeveryyear/ccf300ff.jpg

To produce more of a white outline around Mickey head and to separate colors more, use more than one rubber band. The most recent shirts I have done have about 1" of banding around head. DD6 dyed her g-ma's tonight. We'll have to see how it looks tomorrow.

Additionally, some sites say to pleat before you band, or roll. To be honest, I pleated the first two and didn't like the way they turned out. Thus, I just started scrunching from then on.

Hope these help. If someone needs more pics, let me know. I still have at least 3 more shirts to go!

Looks great! Now will you take some of the dye process, etc, and then post the finished shirt?

DISMOMOF4
10-07-2005, 12:38 PM
Thanks so much for the pictures!!! :) I showed the shirts to my mom and she wants to try them. Neither one of us could figure out the directions because we are both visual learners!! Now we can make our shirts for our Grand Gathering! :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:


Please post more pictures as you complete your shirt. We will be waiting. :earboy2:

Spinning
10-07-2005, 02:07 PM
This is great and I really want to try this.....but I am also rather dense when it comes to this stuff. So the actual mickey part of the shirt you don't twist or anything just leave it puffed up and dye it?

DisneyArk
10-07-2005, 02:34 PM
Disneyeveryyear,

Thank you so much for taking the time to take and post those photos!! That really helps me understand how to fold the shirt. I had been trying to figure out what to do with the sleeves. :goodvibes

Thanks again!! :wave2:

disneyeveryyear
10-08-2005, 12:28 AM
Bumping for Kritter :Pinkbounc

disneyeveryyear
10-08-2005, 08:49 PM
This is great and I really want to try this.....but I am also rather dense when it comes to this stuff. So the actual mickey part of the shirt you don't twist or anything just leave it puffed up and dye it?

I didn't do anything else to the Mickey Head, just tie it off, band it, and dye it. It will scrunch when you pull the (I used dental floss).

Nank
10-09-2005, 04:36 PM
More info. On the first shirt I used, I did not use enough rubberbands and the color ran onto the Mickey. I was able to salvage it. But for DH's shirt I used 10 rubberbands and the color did not run. Have fun.

disneyeveryyear
10-09-2005, 05:40 PM
No wonder I can't get any white. The most we have used is 3 rubber bands. Haven't been able to keep colors from bleeding.

onedisneylover
10-10-2005, 12:34 PM
disneyeveryyear...

thanks for the pics...can't wait to see the ones of the dying process...

how many die kits do you need??? do i need more than one?

karen

sweet maxine
10-10-2005, 03:33 PM
I found a cute orange tie-dyed t-shirt on clearance for $3, and I'm wondering if I could somehow make the Mickey design on this in black without the dye getting spread to the rest of the shirt. I would like to make this for MNSSHP. Would this work?

Nank
10-10-2005, 04:55 PM
Sweet Maxine, I don't know about that. Is there black dye you can buy? Also, I would use lots and lots of rubberbands to keep the black in the spot you want. Good luck.

disneyeveryyear
10-11-2005, 09:04 PM
I found a cute orange tie-dyed t-shirt on clearance for $3, and I'm wondering if I could somehow make the Mickey design on this in black without the dye getting spread to the rest of the shirt. I would like to make this for MNSSHP. Would this work?

Sweet Maxine - I don't know why this wouldn't work. Are the shirts 100% cotton? I would do all of the steps as usual - wash and dry without any fabric softener, trace, baste and band your mickey head. I believe that Michael's and Hobby Lobby both sell black dye from Rainbow Rock. Just be careful when applying.

Another thought would be to get dark color transfer paper and print a black mickey head on it and iron it on.

disneyeveryyear
10-11-2005, 09:05 PM
disneyeveryyear...

thanks for the pics...can't wait to see the ones of the dying process...

how many die kits do you need??? do i need more than one?

karen

Karen,

The # of tie dye kits you need will depend on how many colors you want to use. I ended up buying 4 kits because my kids use liberal amounts of dye and they tend to use specific colors heavily. Luckily I have been using 40% off coupons at Michaels.

sweet maxine
10-11-2005, 10:22 PM
Yes, the shirt I have is 100% cotton. I didn't realize that black dye is hard to find. I don't live near a craft store, so if Wal Mart doesn't have it, I may be out of luck. Something else I thought about is the Mickey ears with your name stitched on it as a transfer. I will have to search for the thread that has the link for it, but it's a really cute site that will "stitch" your name onto Mickey ears. Someone posted the link for it about a year ago, so it may be hard to find.

PaulaSue
10-12-2005, 10:11 AM
Just an idea for the orange tye-dye shirt. How dark of an orange is it? I was about was thinking about using bleach to make the mickey head shape. Don't know if that would really work but a thought. Good Luck!

MerryPoppins
10-14-2005, 11:56 AM
Anyone have a picture of the finished shirts, too? I've seen them on other threads, but I didn't subscribe. Now DD says this might be fun to try. She'd like to see one. Thanks.

ReAnSt
11-06-2005, 08:33 AM
Not sure if it is too late for you to want pictures.

Link (http://community.webshots.com/myphotos?action=viewAllPhotos&albumID=425107208) in case the pictures don't work.

http://image55.webshots.com/155/7/65/7/425176507tBjfuq_ph.jpg

http://image57.webshots.com/57/7/52/18/425175218BRBcko_ph.jpg

http://image53.webshots.com/53/7/32/67/425173267EZXJNd_ph.jpg

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/79111DSC019791-med.JPG

Becky

marissat
11-06-2005, 08:49 AM
thanks you for bumping...I have been looking for these pictures for a few days now!!

Marissa :earsgirl:

julia & nicks mom
12-17-2005, 10:35 PM
I just wanted to add the Tie Dye instructions here b/c I refer a lot of people to this thread!!

Thanks for the pictures!!

Directions from Cojochurch
First you will need the dye. I got a kit at Michaels that came with the instructions, dye, squirt bottles, soda ash, gloves, and rubber bands. Get 100% cotton shirts. That is very important so that you get vibrant colors. Do not use Rit Dye you will not get vibrant colors!

Take the shirt and draw a Mickey head in pencil, on the shirt. I made a pattern on paper first and then traced along the edge. You will then "sew" the pattern. Use a needle and thread. I got a waxed thread at Michaels to make sure it didn't take up the dye. Sew a 1/4" - 1/2" basting stitch along the pencil line. A basting stitch is a very simple stitch that goes up & down through the fabric. Only go through the front of the shirt if that is where you want the Mickey to be. If you want it on front and back. Do each side separately. After stitching along the complete line, knot it, and pull it tight, so the fabric gathers in a bunch. Make sure the inside of the Mickey is poking outward. Pleat the rest of the fabric, so that you have a long snake like tube. The more careful you are with pleating the fabric along the length of the shirt, the better the final result. Go easy, and take your time. Wrap a rubber band around the threaded bunch. The tighter the tie, the more defined the outline of the Mickey will be. Place remaining rubber bands in 1"-2" intervals along the rest of the shirt. It is a little hard to explain, but when you are done you will have a long snake. One end is the Mickey on front of shirt and the other end it the back Mickey. Through the middle is the rest of shirt (arms, neck etc.).

Then follow the instructions in the kit for preparing and dying shirts. The squirt bottles make it possible to get the specific color where you want it.

tmt martins
12-17-2005, 11:29 PM
To help with bleeding use large yarn tie tight then rubberband .this will keep area tighter then just the rubberband and the yarn will soak some of the dye before bleeding through.

Tandyc
02-22-2006, 06:33 PM
What type of Dental Floss do you use? I only have Mint and Cinnamon which are green and red. Will they work or will they bleed and mess up the whole thing?

Thanks for your help!

Tandyc

TheRatPack
03-07-2006, 10:47 AM
ReAnSt, that last shirt picture looks like a Stitch tie dye....not sure if you meant it to look like that as all your linked pictures look like Mickey heads. That is so neat though....if you did mean it to look like Stitch, how did you do it?

ReAnSt
03-07-2006, 09:23 PM
ReAnSt, that last shirt picture looks like a Stitch tie dye....not sure if you meant it to look like that as all your linked pictures look like Mickey heads. That is so neat though....if you did mean it to look like Stitch, how did you do it?

Great that means I did a good job since you can recognize It is Stitch. :rotfl2: I have also done horse heads and some other shapes. Instead of tracing a mickey head shape. I printed out, then cut out a stitch shape, I then traced that onto the shirt, I then baste stitched the stitch shape and pulled it super tight just like the Mickey head.

I did everything the same as the Mickey head but used the stitch shape or whatever shape I wanted the design to be instead. I think stitch was the hardest one I have done because of the details around his body like the feet and his ears. I would suggest trying a mickey head first.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Becky

MagicAddict2178
03-08-2006, 01:37 PM
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread. Thanks to you all, I was able to make these shirts for our trip, and they turned out fabulously! So.... THANK YOU!!!! :cool1: :banana: :cool1: :banana:

phins_jazy
04-23-2006, 11:36 AM
These are sooo awesome!!! I'm going to have to try my hand at making some. Thanks!!

MsLeFever
05-04-2006, 08:36 PM
These are fabulous! Can't wait to make some for the family trip!

DisneyPhD
06-02-2006, 01:27 PM
We are going to a tye dye party at a friends house tonight and wanted to make mickey shirts for the family. My shirt is here, all the others are at my friends house. Is stiching the only way to do this? Any other hints? I am just not sure I can get the shirts done in time. (and am a bit nervous abou it.) I think my friend has soaked the shirts ahead of time to take the die. I assume they should be dry when you sew them.

UP Disney
06-02-2006, 07:02 PM
The only other way I would know how to do something similar is to use a stencil and then spray on the paint (instead of traditional tie dye dunking).

DisneyPhD
06-03-2006, 07:54 AM
Well we did it. I don't know how they turned out yet. We used a plate from WDW (you know the kind the kids meals come in that is a mickey shape) and then we also used a base from a Mcdonalds toy that is mickey shaped for a smaller one on sleves and some places for the girls. I don't know if that will turn out. It was a bit of sewing for 4 shirts and 2 skirts for the girls, but we will see how it ends up. Thanks for the help. My friend did have the spray die too (she had it all really.) It was a fun night. :thumbsup2


I will let you guys know how they turned out. Heck if they are really good I will even post a picture! :teeth:

DisneyPhD
06-04-2006, 09:27 AM
They not only turned out good, they turned out GREAT! We are all wearing them today so I will take a picture and try to post it. Some are "better" then others, I think it was a learning process and we learned. I must say both DH and I were intimidated with the whole "sew" thing, but we all did it together (my 14 year old niece too.) and it was rather easy. Thanks so much for the clear directions and pictures. I don't think we would of even attempted it with out them. It was really a lot easier then we thought it would be. We love :lovestruc our new shirts. Thanks so much!

kat3668
06-12-2006, 05:38 PM
Thank you all for the Wonderful directions!!! My tanks came out fabulous!!!
http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/3418/graduation20060044us.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/9312/graduation20060018mp.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9044/graduation20060037pq.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

CourtneyMc
06-15-2006, 07:22 PM
Thanks for all this info, mine turned out really well I think! I'd attach a pic, but I can't figure out how to do that~

-Courtney

we3disneygo
06-24-2006, 07:32 AM
:thumbsup2 were getting ready to make our shirts for Sept. !!!!! thanks to all!!! :dance3:

Aimfred
06-28-2006, 09:28 AM
I made each of us a Mickey tye dye for our trip last week. They turned out great, and we really enjoyed wearing them. Thanks so much for everyone's help!

Here's a pic of us wearing them at Pop Century:

http://tagrel.com/photopost/data/500/IMG_1033.JPG

UP Disney
06-28-2006, 01:16 PM
I made each of us a Mickey tye dye for our trip last week. They turned out great, and we really enjoyed wearing them. Thanks so much for everyone's help!

Here's a pic of us wearing them at Pop Century:

http://tagrel.com/photopost/data/500/IMG_1033.JPG

Wow, those are awesome! I love the bright colors.

Plantlady
06-29-2006, 09:03 AM
Thanks from me too! My boys and I dyed our shirts today. We now have to patiently wait to see how they turned out!

We did the family fun solar shirts, at the same time. Using tie dye as well. The kids had fun making all of the shirts.

My 9 year old, asked "where did you learn how to do this". I told him, the disboards! He replied "You sure do like those disboards". True. very true.

ckmommy
06-29-2006, 03:53 PM
Ok, so how do you dye the so you have the Mickey one color and the rest of the shirt other colors??

UP Disney
06-29-2006, 04:01 PM
Ok, so how do you dye the so you have the Mickey one color and the rest of the shirt other colors??

After you have rubberbanded it all off, dye the Mickey head portion with the color you want. Then put a plastic baggie (ziploc or sandwich bag) over the Mickey head portion and rubber band that off. Now you can tie dye the rest of the shirt and it shouldn't change the color of the Mickey head.

Plantlady
06-30-2006, 01:11 PM
Photo of our creations.


http://static.flickr.com/61/178479542_be7818adfb_m.jpg
hosted by http://www.flickr.com


Thanks for all of the detailed directions.

Corryn
07-06-2006, 07:49 AM
Can someone suggest a particular dye?
Do you purchase a kit, or do you use RIT?
Do you use the ash method or just a dye out of the box?
I don't like the primary colors, I like the bright colors..
Any suggestions on that?
Thank you!
P.S.
I'm also a visual learner - thank you so much for those wonderful, descriptive photos!

kat3668
07-06-2006, 04:53 PM
Can someone suggest a particular dye?
Do you purchase a kit, or do you use RIT?
Do you use the ash method or just a dye out of the box?
I don't like the primary colors, I like the bright colors..
Any suggestions on that?
Thank you!
P.S.
I'm also a visual learner - thank you so much for those wonderful, descriptive photos!

I used Dylon brand dyes.. very easy to use and colors are super brig ht!!!
you can get them at Walmart for $1.99 :banana:

Corryn
07-07-2006, 07:10 PM
Thanks, Kat 3668 (our anniversary is on 3/6 and I was born in 68)
But I wonder if you knew....You just helped a YANKEE FAN!!!!!! :rotfl2:
I was Born and Raised in The Bronx :thumbsup2

Shriva
07-09-2006, 11:17 AM
I'm about to do another one of these..

Maybe i'll try recording some of it in video!

That would really show people how to do it...

Give me a day or two and i'll post it up. :)

AMaloy314
07-14-2006, 12:42 PM
I am so bad about anything creative. I couldn't draw a free hand Mickey head to save my life. How are you guys doing it? Somebody please tell me you copied something. Aimfred, yours look especially fantastic. Did you do yours free hand?


Thanks!

Belle's Mom Tink
07-25-2006, 11:50 AM
These shirts all look great...does anyone have a pattern or know a place that I can print a nice big Mickey head to trace? I have a kit at home and this would be the perfect way for me to mess around with it!

julia & nicks mom
07-25-2006, 11:57 AM
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f57/DisneyShirtGallery/mickey%20ears%20and%20character%20silhouettes/mickey-jnmom.jpg

disneynewbeemom
07-25-2006, 09:24 PM
I am not creative and know that I would definitely mess this project up!! I really would love for my boys to have these shirts. If anyone is going to be making shirts like this for their children, I will gladly pay you for your time and supplies if you would be willing to make 2 extra. PM me if you are interested. These shirts are darling!!

riopooh
07-30-2006, 12:09 PM
I just finished 5 shirts for myself, my DD, my sister and her two boys. Even my 12 year old son grudgingly said it was cool and he might wear it - just not in public!!

They came out great!!! Thank you for all the tips. The pattern made all the difference!!!!


I can't wait until they are dry!!


One question - how do I wash them???

MomtoEmIs&Ow
08-03-2006, 03:23 PM
I am definatley going to try this! I hope that it works out, the shirts are sooo cute! I want to do the multi colors like AIMFRED How do you do the multi-color?? Thanks for any help! :thumbsup2

Lee :sunny:

Beth E. (NJ)
08-04-2006, 07:22 AM
Ok, I'm going to be brave and try to make some for my family.

Silly question -- should the shirts be 100 percent cotton?

And how do you do the multiple colors? Do you use a squirt bottle?

I've never tie dyed before. I should ask my daughter -- she did a little at camp but it was just one color and she won't be home from camp for a week.

Thanks for the info!

Belle's Mom Tink
08-04-2006, 10:54 AM
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f57/DisneyShirtGallery/mickey%20ears%20and%20character%20silhouettes/mickey-jnmom.jpg

Thank you, I'm going to have to try to make these soon!! :thumbsup2

monymony3471
08-06-2006, 02:34 PM
My son and I are trying to do this. We followed the instructions, and all the tips. While we were sewing and banding we had WDW specials playing in the background to set the mood. :mickeyjum

We can't wait to see how these turn out. As soon as we can, we'll post pictures and let you all know. :goofy:

Sure hope they look as fabulous as all the ones did here.

:flower1:

monymony3471
08-07-2006, 05:50 AM
The two we did really came out nice. I've got alot more to baste and bind. WOW. If you follow the directions here and pay attention to the tips, it's really not that hard to do. I've never attempted this before and I found that it's was pretty easy to do. It's a little time comsuming, but so worth it.

My brain is just turning. I really want to do a goofy one.

Last week my hard drive died. (I lost everything. Learned a lesson about backing up the hard way) A new one is on the way. Once I get it up and running, I'll post pictures. Again, thanks to all who contributed to this thread.

My next project I want to attempt is the clothes. I have a beatiful little girl (2) that needs to be in those outfits while on our trip! ;)

disneyde
08-07-2006, 09:53 PM
love the colors in plantlady's pictures can't wait to try doing this with my girls

PiperPizzaz
08-09-2006, 10:47 PM
I just did shirts for my familys (me, Dh and DS-11mos.) and our friends (couple and 14 mos old girl) They came out so cute! Not perfect by any means which is difficult for me (Virgo ;) ) but, really good for a first try and it does look like Mickey! :cool1: We leave for our trip in a few weeks and I will post some pics when we get back. Thanks for the directions and tips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH and I used the 'rainbow rock tie-dye kit' from Michaels and it worked great. It had squeeze bottles so it was really easy. The glove were terrible though so I just used kitchen gloves.

intrep93
08-18-2006, 07:30 AM
I know no one has posted to this for a year, but hoping someone might still be paying attention!!! I was planning on doing some of these for our upcoming trip as we already have dyes and soda ash from other tie dye projects, but was wondering about copyright infringement. I know technically you have to pay Disney to use the Mickey Mouse head design, and I read on another sight that you should definitely NOT wear these to the parks, thus drawing the attention of the folks at Disney, but what was your experience wearing these around? Did anyone question your use of their corporate symbol for your own gain? I'm not planning on selling these and I suppose if anyone asked I could lie and say I bought them at a garage sale or at goodwill or something, but was just curious about wether or not anyone even really noticed. TIA

suz72
08-24-2006, 11:16 PM
Hi-

The posts are actually fairly recent...

I think lots of people wear these to the parks.

As far as copyright infringement...wouldn't that have to do more with selling the merchandise??

intrep93
08-25-2006, 10:15 PM
You're right about the dates being more recent, guess I was just looking at the 1st pages. As far as infringement goes, I was actually checking a web site for mickey head designs and they could not give them away. I guess it's actually more a licensing violation than just plain old copyright. Disney has their characters licensed and unless you have their written permission to use the characters likeness, you are in violation. I know I have Disney rubber stamps and the companies that produce them have permission to make and sell them (obviously Disney gets $ for this), but I can't sell anything I make with them. If I were using an approved iron-on or sew-on image that that I had purchased, that would not be a violation. But creating the image myself without paying Disney a licensing fee is illegal. I hate to sound like a hard case because I am going to try making some of these this weekend for our upcoming trip - I already have all the dyes and soda ash from an annual tie-dye party our kids have in August for all their neighborhood friends. I just wondered if any of you had ever gotten any comments about this in the parks?

mytwotinks
08-25-2006, 10:31 PM
I don't know how they could really license something so simple. I don't know anything about it, so I could be totally wrong. I am just thinking that even if they wanted to cause trouble the outline of the head would be a pretty hard one to get people on. It's 3 circles for goodness sake. And when you tie dye it they aren't even perfect circles. I am going to make some this next week and I am not worried at all about anyone saying anything to us.

I see pics. that people post of their kids wearing things they've bought on Ebay with the actual characters painted or sewn on them. I doubt that Disney would go after the people wearing this stuff though. I'd be that they would go after the people that are selling it on Ebay and at fairs and places like that.

intrep93
08-26-2006, 09:34 AM
Actually I don't think they'd care about officially licensed stuff being sold on ebay. They already got their money from the manufacturer and/or the original retailer. Like I said, I'm not really worried about it either and am also going to try making some of these. I just wondered if anyone had ever been talked to about this since technically it IS illegal. I doubt a company so big would care unless they decide to start making them themselves. Then they won't want us making our own anymore. They'll want us buying theirs!!

momof2dizkids
08-27-2006, 07:35 AM
I was getting so excited about making these shirts for my upcoming trip - but, now I'm not so sure. I would hate to be wearing something that could be considered "illegal". On the other hand, if I do make these shirts - maybe I will wear them under a sweatshirt so that no one knows, but me....

bsusanmb
08-27-2006, 11:56 AM
I don't see how this is a problem. You aren't buying or selling. They teach you how to draw the characters at MGM and you take them with you. they sell books on how to draw all of the characters - so you put them on a shirt for your own enjoyment....

Shriva
08-27-2006, 04:24 PM
Yes, Its ok to make for yourself...

Just can't make them to resell.

Anyone ask, just let them know you made them yourself. You won't have any problems.

Corryn
08-27-2006, 07:58 PM
If a guy can get away with printing and selling t-shirts with the names of fallen military soldiers without the families permission that have a statement against our President and get caught, but not busted, I'm sure you'll be okay :thumbsup2

intrep93
08-28-2006, 08:03 AM
I didn't mean to start a big debate or anything - just wanted to know if anyone had ever mentioned anything to you when wearing these shirts.

MNRMommy
08-28-2006, 10:58 PM
I showed my DH these directions and he loved the way you all got the Mickey shapes to come out but he wanted to do the spiral tie die technique so he "tweaked" these instructions. If any of you are interested, I took step by step pics of that technique and could post them along with the final results. The spiral wasn't as noticable on the kids shirts but came out really good on the adults. And Mickey stayed just as sharp.

Kycha
08-28-2006, 11:20 PM
I showed my DH these directions and he loved the way you all got the Mickey shapes to come out but he wanted to do the spiral tie die technique so he "tweaked" these instructions. If any of you are interested, I took step by step pics of that technique and could post them along with the final results. The spiral wasn't as noticable on the kids shirts but came out really good on the adults. And Mickey stayed just as sharp.


MNRMommy, Please post your DH's directions and pics. I am very interested. TIA

MNRMommy
08-28-2006, 11:28 PM
I will have him download the photos from the camera tomorrow when I get home from work and try to get a post tomorrow night. We have created a monster. He saw the Stich someone did on page 2 I think it was and right now he is surfing the net looking for character's he can tie die.

MomtoEmIs&Ow
08-29-2006, 07:35 AM
I showed my DH these directions and he loved the way you all got the Mickey shapes to come out but he wanted to do the spiral tie die technique so he "tweaked" these instructions. If any of you are interested, I took step by step pics of that technique and could post them along with the final results. The spiral wasn't as noticable on the kids shirts but came out really good on the adults. And Mickey stayed just as sharp.


I would love to see how you guys did this! Thanks :thumbsup2

intrep93
08-29-2006, 02:52 PM
I did a swirl pattern too - mostly because I was having a bear of a time trying to get the "bullseye" pattern banded up correctly. Usually when we do that patter we grab both layers of shirt in the center front, and then rubberband every few inches all the way to the bottom, but the only way you could do this with the mickey head is to sew both layers together for the mickey - has anyone ever tried this? Also, my mickey head didn't come out 100% perfect. How do you get him REALLY sharp? Any helpful hints?

MNRMommy
08-29-2006, 02:55 PM
I did a swirl pattern too - mostly because I was having a bear of a time trying to get the "bullseye" pattern banded up correctly. Usually when we do that patter we grab both layers of shirt in the center front, and then rubberband every few inches all the way to the bottom, but the only way you could do this with the mickey head is to sew both layers together for the mickey - has anyone ever tried this? Also, my mickey head didn't come out 100% perfect. How do you get him REALLY sharp? Any helpful hints?

We only wanted Mickey on one side so it was a little easier for us but when I post the pictures later tonight you will see that it is probably very easy to get them on front and back. I will try to post the pics after my DD's soccer practice tonight. Our Mickey came out really sharp though. I am really proud of DH for his first attempt cause they are awesome in my humble opinion.

MNRMommy
08-29-2006, 11:40 PM
Not wanting to hijack this thread with what turned out to be a pretty long post i have a new thread with the spiral step by steps. You can all find it here:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1210609

mimif1
08-30-2006, 12:30 PM
I made each of us a Mickey tye dye for our trip last week. They turned out great, and we really enjoyed wearing them. Thanks so much for everyone's help!

Here's a pic of us wearing them at Pop Century:

http://tagrel.com/photopost/data/500/IMG_1033.JPG

I really love your shirts! The Mickey is the most defined I've seen yet. :thumbsup2 Did you do anything special to keep the shape so perfect? Most of the ones I've seen, the ears kind of bleed into the head part a bit. We're trying these next weekend and I hope they turn out as good as these!

CraftyMouse
09-05-2006, 11:56 AM
As far as copyright infringement...wouldn't that have to do more with selling the merchandise??

This is correct. As long as you aren't selling anything with Mickey's image or using Mickey to promote your business (the day care center who had Mickey painted on the outside of their building and were asked by Disney to remove it, for example) you'll be fine. I make a different kind of shirt with a 3-circle Mickey. We've worn them to the parks many, many times and have had no problem.

PiperPizzaz
09-05-2006, 01:35 PM
Ok here's our shirts we wore last week. It isn't a great picture, it was hard to find one where we didn't have our son in front of us. His turned out ok but kind of faded into each others. Dh's and mine turned out good.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d29/moneycll/shirts.jpg

yesthisismyday
09-09-2006, 08:48 PM
anyone knows how many posts we have to make before we can post your pics ( links, URL etc)? thank you!

yesthisismyday
09-09-2006, 08:49 PM
Ok here's our shirts we wore last week. It isn't a great picture, it was hard to find one where we didn't have our son in front of us. His turned out ok but kind of faded into each others. Dh's and mine turned out good.


haha :cool1: :thumbsup2 :love: :Pinkbounc :banana: :teeth: :teeth: :cheer2: :badpc: popcorn:: :yay: :dance3: :wave2: :bride: :joker: :bounce: :dance3:

Shriva
09-09-2006, 10:47 PM
its 15 or 20 posts, then you can post links/pics

DisneyPhD
09-10-2006, 11:02 AM
Here is a pic of my shirt. It came out a bit different but I really like it.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/DisneyPhD/mickeyshirt.jpg

jordancej
09-19-2006, 12:04 PM
How do you make the mickey head come out so sharp?? Any tips? Thanks!

DiznEeyore
09-19-2006, 02:09 PM
Here is a pic of my shirt. It came out a bit different but I really like it.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j72/DisneyPhD/mickeyshirt.jpg
That looks AMAZING!!! I love the colors and design! Any tips or tricks you could share to make it turn out so well?

mimif1
09-19-2006, 09:41 PM
OK. We had a tie-dye party with several families over the weekend. This was my first attemp to make the Mickey shirts. For some reason, every shirt that I made with the Mickey as blue really bled, but the other colors did better. We didn't use enough die on some and too many colors on others, but all in all it was a pretty good attemp. We're going to make another batch and try to correct some of our mistakes. We tried both the spiral Mickey shirts that have the pictures only on the front and the circle Mickey shirts that have pictures on the front and the back. Although I really liked having the picture on the front and the back, I think our spiral shirts turned out better. Here are pictures of our creations. Thanks to everyone with the suggestions and more are always appreciated!
http://featherston.us/images/Webpictures/100_7326.JPG http://featherston.us/images/Webpictures/100_7327.JPG http://featherston.us/images/Webpictures/100_7329.JPG http://featherston.us/images/Webpictures/100_7330.JPG http://featherston.us/images/Webpictures/100_7331.JPG http://featherston.us/images/Webpictures/100_7332.JPG http://featherston.us/images/Webpictures/100_7333.JPG http://featherston.us/images/Webpictures/100_7334.JPG

wdwcindy
09-21-2006, 10:38 PM
I want to know too what the trick is for getting the Mickey so sharp. I tried a test shirt and the ears kind of flow together and flow into the head part of the Mickey. I used heavy duty thread and tried to pull the basting stiches as tight as I could. Maybe I used too much dye on the Mickey part.

Tips, tricks, advice, direction on making sharp Mickeys is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!

wdwcindy

Daydreamer64
09-22-2006, 09:56 PM
Hi All!
Here's our shirts from our trip this month.

I'm not worried about wearing these at the parks- we get lots of attention ( as we always do when we wear these at the parks ) and we heard over and over from the CM's-

"Hey, if you'd seperate your colors you wouldn't have that mess to contend with!"

and " Who does the laundry in your house-?- DH points to me and the Cm's smile and say things like, "I thought that HE did it!" pointing at DH! :rotfl2:

This last trip I heard a few people say, "Hey, there's a hidden Mickey!"
Well, not quite hidden but they didn't expect to see them on our shirts. :artist:
We had fun making them together. :grouphug:

DisneyPhD
09-23-2006, 08:49 AM
That looks AMAZING!!! I love the colors and design! Any tips or tricks you could share to make it turn out so well?


Ah, thanks. :goodvibes

Here is my one and only real tip. An easy Mickey pattern is one of those Mickey mouse plates that you can get for the kids meals at many of the CS places at WDW. (with the main dish in the big circle, and treats in the ears.) We took a bunch home from our last trip, DD loved them. We just traced them on the shirt. It was just the right size (a bit big for the kids shirts, but it worked.)

We also took one of the Mickey bases from a McDonalds toys that came out last year and traced it on the shoulders so there is little hidden Mickey's on them. Pretty cute.

My shirt was a jjill one and it has embroidery in the inside instead of a tag. It stayed white and I love how it looks, Use a shirt you like how it fits because you are going to love wearing this later. :love:

I love everybody's shirts. We are doing this again next year. It really was Much easier then it appeared at 1st.

DiznEeyore
09-23-2006, 03:18 PM
Ah, thanks. :goodvibes

Here is my one and only real tip. An easy Mickey pattern is one of those Mickey mouse plates that you can get for the kids meals at many of the CS places at WDW. (with the main dish in the big circle, and treats in the ears.) We took a bunch home from our last trip, DD loved them. We just traced them on the shirt. It was just the right size (a bit big for the kids shirts, but it worked.)

We also took one of the Mickey bases from a McDonalds toys that came out last year and traced it on the shoulders so there is little hidden Mickey's on them. Pretty cute.

My shirt was a jjill one and it has embroidery in the inside instead of a tag. It stayed white and I love how it looks, Use a shirt you like how it fits because you are going to love wearing this later. :love:

I love everybody's shirts. We are doing this again next year. It really was Much easier then it appeared at 1st.

Thanks for the details! I'll definitely have to grab a couple of those plates on our trip next month -- dh and ds have agreed to help me make and wear these on our trip next year. :teeth:

Lesley
10-06-2006, 08:38 AM
DisneyPhD, I was about to post the same tip. I'm going to a tie dye party today and used the kids' meal containers for our Mickey shape. I only have 2 of our 5 shirts stitched and banded (plus I have one other shirt and 2 dresses that aren't getting Mickey's) and I'm supposed to be there in 15 min. But its a 2 day thing....so I can go tomorrow again if I need to.

I think the thing with dyeing is to be sure you're not blending colors that don't blend well....and using squirt bottles to apply the dye gives you a lot more control. If you don't saturate your item with dye in the area where its banded there will be more definition. You can blend colors anywhere, not just at the banding, but make sure you use colors that are next to one another on the color wheel or aren't farther apart than one color (or in roygbiv). Its as simple as preschool color mixing play, though hopefully you won't use quite as much trial and error as a 3yo so you'll end up with a lot less muddy brown. Basically keep your red, orange and purple away from your green....make sure you have a transition area of blue or yellow (you'll get turquoise or orange in the transition area, respectively). Of course if you band and squirt very carefully you can leave a white area between those colors and they'll turn out fine...you can have purple, red or orange next to green. Its risky though and I don't recommend trying it your first time. I won't be.

Now off to load tables, supplies and 4 kids into the van...

applechips
10-07-2006, 01:06 AM
Lesley! I am excited to see your shirts!!! I will be there tomorrow, see you then?

:wave:

applechips
10-09-2006, 02:24 AM
ok, so I went to a tie dye party yesterday and I made 4 shirts...one for me and my dh and one each for my 2 year old son and my 5 year old daughter. I sewed the Mickey head on the front only of the shirts and then did the tie die spiral. I dyed the Mickey head black and did blue and purple on the other parts for all of the shirts. I got a bit overzealous with the black dye and used too much of it on all but 1 of the shirts and so the black ran a bit and the Mickey head isn't very clear.

My shirt :scared: seems to have been the worst one...the head is even crooked! oops! My son's shirt turned out the best I think. I used Procion fiber reactive dyes for this. I am going to redo my shirt and possibly my husband's shirt to get the heads to look a little better. (are these pics huge? sorry!!)


Daughter's shirt :sad2:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1214/993500729_0983632c8c.jpg


Son's shirt (turned out the best I think)
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1263/993500703_b519b9c969.jpg

Husband's shirt
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1262/993500757_2c654c38b3.jpg

My shirt :scared:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1167/993500785_b8ae08045e.jpg


All of us wearing them December 2006
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1251/993500861_689bc7f149.jpg

wheelerkidz3
10-09-2006, 12:17 PM
applechips...i love the colors! i did some shirts this weekend too! i wanted shirts that had a halloween color scheme..since we will be going to mnnshp...i think your colors are great! I did just a plain orange...and im not too impressed with the way they turned out! :confused3 i apparently did NOT use enough dye...it was the first time we have tie dyed... and i guess i was afraid that i'd use too much! well.....i did not use enough...and half of our shirts are still white!!! the mickey heads did come out very distinct though...you can definitely tell that is what it's supposed to be.
any tips on the dyeing process? do i have to squirt the bottle directly into the folds? our shirts were dripping with dye when we were done...but still didn't color much of it :confused3 .
and how did you get the spiral so good? i don't think i'm folding my shirt right for the spiral design? i tried to follow the directions on the other thread, but it still doesn't look right!

applechips
10-09-2006, 01:35 PM
Well i know that the fiber reactive dyes are much more vivid than any other dyes I've seen. You do have to get the nose of the bottle directly into the folds and root around to make sure there is no white left...if that is what you want. I used ALOT of dye, at least 8oz of each color for two shirts. One tip is not to overdye the Mickey part, that is where I went wrong.

And the spiral...it takes practice, that is probably the 10th time I had folded the spiral. You can look at the directions here:
http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/spiralfold.shtml

good luck!

jordancej
11-09-2006, 12:51 PM
Here is my shirt:

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f396/jordancej/mickeyshirt.jpg

ppony
11-30-2006, 01:58 PM
(cross posting on both threads) My first time doing this dying. I'm an artist but my mediums are oils and pastels, not fabric dye. :bitelip: So I was nervous. My tip would be that instructions say to use a lot of dye. "If it's not dripping dye, you're not using enough" is what I read. Do that, but be careful around the Mickey head and don't saturate it as much and try to keep the other dies further away from the head if you can. It's tough though. These still look okay I think. :thumbsup2 We'll wear them. If I had time and $ to do a few more, I would. I'm such a perfectionist, I'm not totally happy.
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o226/ppony123/dad.jpg
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o226/ppony123/moms.jpg
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o226/ppony123/nick.jpg

applechips
11-30-2006, 10:33 PM
I think they look great ppony!! :thumbsup2

amytheobald
12-02-2006, 01:41 PM
ok, so I went to a tie dye party yesterday and I made 4 shirts...one for me and my dh and one each for my 2 year old son and my 5 year old daughter. I sewed the Mickey head on the front only of the shirts and then did the tie die spiral. I dyed the Mickey head black and did blue and purple on the other parts for all of the shirts. I got a bit overzealous with the black dye and used too much of it on all but 1 of the shirts and so the black ran a bit and the Mickey head isn't very clear.

My shirt :scared: seems to have been the worst one...the head is even crooked! oops! My son's shirt turned out the best I think. I used Procion fiber reactive dyes for this. I am ging to redo my shirt and possibly my husband's shirt to get the heads to look a little better. (are thes pics huge? sorry!!)



Daughter's shirt
http://www.wildhairideas.com/ayshirt.jpg


Son's shirt (turned out the best I think)
http://www.wildhairideas.com/ashirt.jpg


Husband's shirt
http://www.wildhairideas.com/xlshirt.jpg


My shirt :scared:
http://www.wildhairideas.com/myshirt900.jpg



I think the colors are great..if you want more defintion on your mickey you may be able to salvage it with some bleach (a bleach pen and a paint brush) I think it looks good though

ulittletinker
01-20-2007, 05:05 PM
bump save

jjatwdw
02-22-2007, 07:59 AM
Just subscribing

shellynn24
02-23-2007, 02:20 PM
Here is my shirt:

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f396/jordancej/mickeyshirt.jpg
What did you put around the Mickey head? It looks like studs or "jewels" or something. It's really pretty!

jordancej
02-26-2007, 11:34 AM
shellynn24 - Thanks! Yes, i used swarovski crystals (the iron on type jewels) or you can glue them down. I just wanted a little bling! :) I got them at our local craft store called Hobby Lobby, but i'm sure you can get them at any craft store. I would of put more, but they can get expensive.

TiggerStac
03-24-2007, 02:35 PM
well I just finished mine...they are in the wash now. I think they came out pretty well for my first time tye dying!! When I was doing them, I thought I did something wrong. The only thing I don't like is there is too much red on my little ones. I did a onsie for him and tried making orange, but it didn't work...just looks like a lot of red. I probably should have done that on the bottom instead of the top...should have put blue at the top. Oh well.

DS #1 loves them...and he could tell the mickey, and he didn't even know what I was doing. I'll try and take some pics and post them after they are out of the dryer.

Diz-Mommy
04-18-2007, 06:57 PM
Bump save!! Thanks for everyone's pictures, and dirrections. I have studied very carefully and will attempt to make shirts for my boys this week!:wizard:

kate0305
04-21-2007, 03:10 PM
Does anyone recommend using soda ash for the dying process- it was by the dyes at the Michael's stores, so I got it, although I haven't a clue what is is/how to use it!! Thought my crafty DIS-sers could help out there.

Speaking of Michaels- white tees are 1.88 through today (Saturday 4/21) so it would be a good time to stock up for those looming projects!! The 2XL are not on sale (5.99 I think)

GOODoldPAL
04-21-2007, 03:32 PM
Thanks to any and all DISers who posted pics, directions, & tips!
I hope to do this when school is out, with the kids in my care (Nanny for 8 & 10 yr old). They are going to WDW one month after my fam.

I know my DD age 14 will help (she loves "the 2 squirts") but what do you think chances are she'll wear one of these ~ and same day as her parents!? LOL :lmao:

Diz-Mommy
04-21-2007, 10:29 PM
Does anyone recommend using soda ash for the dying process- it was by the dyes at the Michael's stores, so I got it, although I haven't a clue what is is/how to use it!! Thought my crafty DIS-sers could help out there.

I soaked our shirts in the soda ash for 20 minutes...but I had a kit that included it. You should pre-wash your shirt too without using farbic softner for "best results"

I used fishing line to do the Mickey head stitch, and TWO bags of heavy weight rubber bands from Wal-fart.

YES, the sale at Michaels was GREAT!! Too bad they didn't put the plus sizes on sale too, but $6 isn't all that bad. I wish they also had baby sizes too, but luckily I found t's for my boys at Wal-fart. I got the tie-dye kit with three colors for under $7 since I had a 40% off coupon from last Sunday's paper. Gotta love Michaels!!:thumbsup2

jenr812
04-22-2007, 02:27 PM
I can't wait to try this!!

Diz-Mommy
04-26-2007, 01:24 PM
Just sending out a HUGE thank you to the OP. The pictures really helped me understand the directions, and I ended up with shirts I am very proud to say I made!!:banana:

Here they are...

Ryan's Shirt

Front
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/Angie17102/TDFC9.jpg

Back
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/Angie17102/TDFC8.jpg

Tyler's Shirt

Front
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/Angie17102/TDFC7.jpg

Back (ticks me off the back looks better than the front on his, but oh well)
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/Angie17102/TDFC6.jpg

Ter's Dad's (I think his looks the best out of everyone's)

Front
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/Angie17102/TDFC3.jpg

Back
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/Angie17102/TDFC2.jpg

Ter's

Front
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/Angie17102/TDFC5.jpg

Back
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/Angie17102/TDFC4.jpg

Mine :minnie:

Front
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/Angie17102/TDFC1.jpg

Back
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/Angie17102/TDFC.jpg

Okay, now I REALLY get to get my tail upstairs and finish packing for this trip!:hippie:

jordancej
04-26-2007, 03:17 PM
Diz-Mommy,

Awesome Shirts!! :) Great Job!! I especially like your shirt!!! :banana:

jjatwdw
04-26-2007, 05:31 PM
Wow! Yours came out great. I'm going to try to get to mine next week. I hope they end up looking as nice as yours.

WolffDVC2004
05-16-2007, 06:33 AM
Well, I made my shirts last night for our upcoming trip. I opted to do one solid color, rather then a bunch of colors. Here they are:

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u19/Katiebug810/TyeDyeT-Shirts003.jpg

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u19/Katiebug810/TyeDyeT-Shirts001.jpg

Thanks for the instructions and the pictures "disneyeveryyear". I couldn't have done it without your help.

Diz-Mommy
05-16-2007, 06:49 AM
That's a cool idea!! I might do that for our next trip since we're going with a ton of people. Each family could have their own color:3dglasses

Disney's Fab 4
06-13-2007, 02:40 PM
I love everyones shirts! I am going to give it a shot and try it out... (I have never tye dyed anything....) :)

grumpy2
06-14-2007, 09:56 AM
Never tried these, but look so cool. What does it mean to baste around the mickey head? DW would love one of these shirts. Don't think I could pull it off tho. :surfweb:

Diz-Mommy
06-14-2007, 11:26 AM
From what I understand basting is doing a loose sewing stitch... Sort of like __ _ __ _ __ _ __ _ __ _ __ _ __ _ __ _ __ _ __ _ __ _ __ _

With some sort of slick thread. I use fishing line, but I've heard others use dental floss too.

Hope that helps!

lpizzuro123
06-14-2007, 02:58 PM
We are going July 4 week and I want to do four red, white and blue shirts. Any suggestions for using only two colors - besides the white shirt.

Can't wait to try them out. Everyones shirts look great.

Linda

Diz-Mommy
06-14-2007, 04:13 PM
Well, I just attempted a red, white and blue shirt today. Once I get it rinsed out and see if my technique worked I'll post what I did... I'm not too sure it's going to turn out though...:confused3

quiltymom
06-14-2007, 06:17 PM
Has anyone tried doing tye-dye with a pack of Rit dye? I'm thinking about doing a single-color one. I'm inspired by the shirts one of the teachers made for her students for Field day - they were light and medium blue, the light blue being where the tee was "tied".

I forgot to ask her how she made them. Silly me! Any suggestions?

TwinsandQuads
06-14-2007, 10:00 PM
Can I ask you what dye you used and what brand shirts they came out so bright. How do they wash. Thank you for your time

TwinsandQuads
06-14-2007, 10:14 PM
Amifred
Can I ask you what dye you used and what brand shirts they came out so bright. And what did you do to get them so defined.How do they wash. Thank you for your time

lpizzuro123
06-15-2007, 08:59 AM
Ok - I might be wimping out on the tie dye red, white and blue tshirts for our July 4th trip. I just went on the Disney Shopping website and they have flag shirts with Mickey heads where the stars should be and they are 5.99 each. I am thinking I have too much to do before our trip and just might order these so there will be less pressure on me to get them completed.

I still want to try the tie dye shirts but I might order them just incase the ones I try to make do not come out good or if I just run out of time making four of them. We are going again in November so that would give me more time.

I will still be checking these boards though to see how everyones comes out and to give me courage to try it.

Linda

SpankyMcFoosh
06-21-2007, 02:20 PM
these shirts are so neat. i want to make one before our next trip!!!

Diz-Mommy
06-21-2007, 02:38 PM
I've use both Rainbow Rock and Tulip dye kits. I find soaking in soda ash even if the kit doesn't call for it makes the colors brighter. Also, letting them sit in the dye for a good 12 to 24 hours helps. I've tried to use Rit dye to make a black Mickey head and the black faded a bit when it was washed...

My red, white and blue came out pretty good I think. Just make sure to wrap your rubber bands really tight and don't over saturate with red and blue or you won't have any white:thumbsup2

TwinsandQuads
06-21-2007, 09:32 PM
I would love to see your RWB shirts. What brand did you use and did they Fade at all. thank you for answering my Questinons. I did my owne they are a bit different. I also tye die the Mickey also. Thanks again

lpizzuro123
06-22-2007, 09:13 AM
Yes please, I would love to see your red, white and blue shirts. Please post pictures. I ordered the flag shirts from Disney shopping but I have a few more days before we leave if I really want to try doing the tye die shirts.

Linda

aries1980
08-05-2007, 07:59 PM
OMG!!! Ladies thank you so much.. 14 shirts came out awesome.... Ill post pics later.... when they come out of the wash and dryer... next week we are trying sheets.


Ok now update: after i washed them they came out very muted any suggestions

aries1980
08-06-2007, 08:02 PM
My shirts that i did this weekend

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/aries1980/IMG_03681.jpghttp://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/aries1980/IMG_03691.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/aries1980/IMG_03701.jpghttp://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/aries1980/IMG_03731.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/aries1980/IMG_03741.jpghttp://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/aries1980/IMG_03751.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/aries1980/IMG_03761.jpghttp://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/aries1980/IMG_03771.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/aries1980/IMG_03781.jpghttp://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/aries1980/IMG_03791.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/aries1980/IMG_03801.jpghttp://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/aries1980/IMG_03811.jpg

TwinsandQuads
08-06-2007, 08:19 PM
They look great

uncw89
08-07-2007, 12:33 PM
Ok, I know this is silly but 1) wash the shirts and dry. 2) Draw Mickey head and baste, tie? 3)Soak in soda ash. 4) Tie up shirt and dye? Is this right? I just want to make sure I've got all the steps right.:)

quiltymom
08-08-2007, 08:51 AM
Ok, I know this is silly but 1) wash the shirts and dry. 2) Draw Mickey head and baste, tie? 3)Soak in soda ash. 4) Tie up shirt and dye? Is this right? I just want to make sure I've got all the steps right.:)

I'd put in step 3.5: let shirts dry until just damp, THEN step 4.

I followed the instructions to tie then soak then squeeze the excess water out. Right. It was like trying to squeeze water from a stone! :rotfl2: Plus, having all the excess moisture in the shirts made for a very messy time and I was never sure just how much of the dye was actually getting through all of the tight folds.

My other suggestion is to start with the yellow, then the other colors. That's what I'm going to do this next time.

Good luck!

quiltymom
08-08-2007, 08:53 AM
My shirts that i did this weekend

I love the Tink and Stitch shapes! They really turned out great! :thumbsup2

averill94
09-03-2007, 07:43 AM
Wow you are all so impressive!!!

I just dont get how basting with floss or fishing line marks that "head" off. I feel like I would be taking a leap of faith!

Even though I cant even seem to type up my list of ADR's I must find time for this! They are so COOOOOL!

THank you!!!

quiltymom
09-03-2007, 01:10 PM
Wow you are all so impressive!!!

I just dont get how basting with floss or fishing line marks that "head" off. I feel like I would be taking a leap of faith!

Even though I cant even seem to type up my list of ADR's I must find time for this! They are so COOOOOL!

THank you!!!

Basting with floss or fishing line gives you a sturdy string to work with. Once you have basted the shape, you need to gather it together so it can be banded tightly with a rubber band. I found that it was easiest to gather the Mickey head as I was doing it rather than trying to do it afterwards. I could get a tighter pull that way.

These shirts really aren't that hard, just a bit time consuming and very messy! Of course, then you have to have lots of patience to wait the 24 hours for the dye to set. I think that's the hardest part! But then when you see the finished product, you're hooked and want to do more.

I posted my tees on the spiral tie dye thread the other day if anyone wants to look at them.

Have fun, and be sure to post any questions that you may have before you start.

dunbarfamily
09-07-2007, 09:41 AM
Where can I get a template for my mickey head? I am not an artist, so I couldn't freehand a head. Honestly, stick figures are challenging for me to draw! :)

I've read that some people use their kids' meals plastic plates, but we didn't save any from our last trip.

Thanks!!

sjlupin
09-07-2007, 12:34 PM
Where can I get a template for my mickey head? I am not an artist, so I couldn't freehand a head. Honestly, stick figures are challenging for me to draw!

Check post #53 ... there is a mickey head there that I used. I printed it on card stock and cut it out and I am going to use it as my template (haven't gotten that far yet!).

dunbarfamily
09-07-2007, 08:49 PM
Another question: I am going to tie dye a nursing shirt for myself. It has an all around underlayer, and then the top layer. For those of you unfamiliar with it, its kind of like two shirts hooked together. Will I have to do anything special as I'm dyeing it? Anything to keep in mind? Is it even possible?

And, I'm going to do a Onesie for the baby. Again, anything special? Would I die it snapped up or unsnapped?

Thanks so very much!!

disneymommieof2
09-22-2007, 09:43 AM
We're trying the tie-shirts today. Any more pics out there?? I'll post mine when they're done.

Belle's Mom Tink
09-22-2007, 12:50 PM
These shirts are great, I am goin to have to experiment and try and make some for my trip, luckily I have lots of time to practice!! I'm sure I won't get it the way I want the first time and if it's not perfect I'll need a redo!

DisneyPhD
09-22-2007, 01:32 PM
Another question: I am going to tie dye a nursing shirt for myself. It has an all around underlayer, and then the top layer. For those of you unfamiliar with it, its kind of like two shirts hooked together. Will I have to do anything special as I'm dyeing it? Anything to keep in mind? Is it even possible?

And, I'm going to do a Onesie for the baby. Again, anything special? Would I die it snapped up or unsnapped?

Thanks so very much!!

I think that is a great idea.

I would just do the top layer in the mickey shape and not bother rubber banding the 2nd later (or at least not in the mickey shape.) I would try to not die the 2nd layer, or do it in a lighter shade so it doesn't show through. Just do one side at time for the onies too and it doesn't mater if it is snapped or unsnapped. We did onies for my kids before and they were super cute. Be sure to use a smaller mickey shape.

Keep in mind, if the shirt is too tight on females it looks funny. I did a tank top and since it stretches I can't wear it. Mickey looks like a deformed alien since I am not flat chested. :rolleyes1 Other shirts are fine as long as they are not tight. :laughing:

quiltymom
09-22-2007, 02:02 PM
These shirts are great, I am goin to have to experiment and try and make some for my trip, luckily I have lots of time to practice!! I'm sure I won't get it the way I want the first time and if it's not perfect I'll need a redo!

The best thing about tie-dye is that no matter how they turn out, they always turn out great. Have fun experimenting!

P.S. There's also a lot of tips over on the Spiral Tie Dye thread...

disneymommieof2
09-23-2007, 12:13 PM
We made shirts last night- thanks to the many helpful tips I found on the boards. Here they are:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d702b3127ccebc2abd12283c00000025101AZsXLhszbMY
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d702b3127ccebc2abdf5a9eb00000026101AZsXLhszbMY
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d702b3127ccebc2abdfda9e300000026101AZsXLhszbMY
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d702b3127ccebc2abddc28f200000026101AZsXLhszbMY
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d702b3127ccebc2abd03a91d00000026101AZsXLhszbMY
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d702b3127ccebc2abd0da91300000026101AZsXLhszbMY
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d702b3127ccebc2abd1da90300000020101AZsXLhszbMY

I think they turned out pretty good :) I used the template and also did a "free form" mickey design.

Diz-Mommy
09-24-2007, 03:34 PM
Another question: I am going to tie dye a nursing shirt for myself. It has an all around underlayer, and then the top layer. For those of you unfamiliar with it, its kind of like two shirts hooked together. Will I have to do anything special as I'm dyeing it? Anything to keep in mind? Is it even possible?

And, I'm going to do a Onesie for the baby. Again, anything special? Would I die it snapped up or unsnapped?

Thanks so very much!!

If there are two layers on the nursing top, I'd ony stitch and dye the top part and pull it really tight. I agree with the poster about either not dying the under part or dying it in a light color. I don't think it should be a problem... The baby onesie you can tie dye snapped on un-snapped...it shouldn't make a difference as far as the Mickey goes since that's up higher. I did one for my neice... 0-3 months!! I think I did it un-snapped.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/Angie17102/eBay/IMG_4060.jpg

BTW, this guy sells the absolute best dyes I've ever used!! I highly recomend him and right now he's offering free shipping:hippie:

http://tiedyekits.silentpulseinstruments.com/tdkindex2.html

its jus tme
11-14-2007, 09:26 PM
I am not creative and know that I would definitely mess this project up!! I really would love for my familyto have these shirts. If anyone is going to be making shirts like this for their children, I will gladly pay you for your time and supplies if you would be willing to make extra. PM me if you are interested. These shirts are darling!!

CrazyZeus1
01-04-2008, 07:00 PM
I'm so glad I found this thread! We go to WDW 4 or 5 times a year & I wanted to make special shirts. These look do-able (even though I can't sew & it's time consuming) & I can't wait to make them & share pictures!

Thank you everyone for posting your detailed pictures so far. It's been really helpful & now I think I understand how to do it!

PrincessKell
02-05-2008, 01:44 AM
OMG I love all these! I am totally going to have to make DD a Tshirt tie dye dress now !

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02-16-2008, 09:53 PM
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buffy0214
03-24-2008, 01:41 PM
Thanks to the OP for this thread. I like how my shirts came out and we had so much fun at the parks. I glued rhinestones around the mickey heads on the girls shirts. It was very quick and easy. We were stopped numerous times and asked how we made them.The CMs would say things like, "you've got your own hidden mickey". It was also very easy to keep up with our group in the park--very easy to spot that tie dye:hippie:

We loved them so much that we washed them each night and wore them everyday, sorta our Disney uniform now.

http://inlinethumb55.webshots.com/35318/2859319310069150403S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2859319310069150403EbJDeS)

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04-30-2008, 11:16 PM
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tyniknate
05-05-2008, 07:04 PM
Hi. We did our tie dye shirts on Saturday and just wanted to give a little tip we figured out. The trick to get the mickey ears to be prominant on the shirts is to REALLY pull the dental floss tight when you knot it. Also, to
REALLY make the rubber bands tight when you band off the mickey head. Keeps the dye from seeping through too much.

I'll post pics when I get time to take them. These shirts are awesome! A great big thanks to whoever started these and to those who posted with step by step instructions. My hubby says he won't wear his, but I say he will. We're going with extra family and his mom will make him wear his. Just look for us Sept. 17-24th. He'll be the one who looks like grumpy wearing a tie-dye shirt. LOL!!!

TiggerandTink
05-25-2008, 08:51 PM
We made these shirts for our trip last year and even though it was our first attempt at tye dye I think we did a pretty good job. The directions were great. We wore these to MK and I can't tell you how many times we were stopped and asked where we bought these! Bought them. They couldn't believe it when I said we had made them. This is a picture of 4 of us but grandma and grandpa were wearing them too so there were 6 of us all wearing these together.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w199/TiggerandTink/100_0228.jpg

party of 3
05-26-2008, 06:08 AM
tigger and tink- those are so great! and it was your 1st time. what an awesome job you did!!!! very very nice!
i'd love to try these for our next trip.
thanks for sharing the pic with us

Bondfan531
05-26-2008, 08:28 AM
We made these shirts for our trip last year and even though it was our first attempt at tye dye I think we did a pretty good job. The directions were great. We wore these to MK and I can't tell you how many times we were stopped and asked where we bought these! Bought them. They couldn't believe it when I said we had made them. This is a picture of 4 of us but grandma and grandpa were wearing them too so there were 6 of us all wearing these together.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w199/TiggerandTink/100_0228.jpg


Those look great for first time shirts! I bought the stuff this weekend to make shirts for me and my daughter :3dglasses

Kycha
05-26-2008, 02:11 PM
We made these shirts for our trip last year and even though it was our first attempt at tye dye I think we did a pretty good job. The directions were great. We wore these to MK and I can't tell you how many times we were stopped and asked where we bought these! Bought them. They couldn't believe it when I said we had made them. This is a picture of 4 of us but grandma and grandpa were wearing them too so there were 6 of us all wearing these together.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w199/TiggerandTink/100_0228.jpg

I love the colors you used. Can you share what brand dye you used and the colors? Thanks!

TiggerandTink
05-26-2008, 02:55 PM
Thanks everyone for the kind words. We just used the tie dye kit from Michaels. I think the brand was Tulip and it came with the 5 vibrant colors. As you can see ds mickey head was a little blurred so remember after you stitch and are putting the rubber bands around the mickey head to get them really tight. He didn't care and they were each unique so different parts stood out. We did different shirts for each day we were there but the rest were all iron on transfers and while they turned out good, these were by far our favorites!

Bondfan531
05-28-2008, 08:29 AM
Thanks everyone for the kind words. We just used the tie dye kit from Michaels. I think the brand was Tulip and it came with the 5 vibrant colors. As you can see ds mickey head was a little blurred so remember after you stitch and are putting the rubber bands around the mickey head to get them really tight. He didn't care and they were each unique so different parts stood out. We did different shirts for each day we were there but the rest were all iron on transfers and while they turned out good, these were by far our favorites!

Did you put a baggie over the mickey head after you dyed it to keep it seperate from the other colors? I hope to do this maybe this weekend or the next week. I also bought the Tulip kit from Michaels (gotta love those 40% off coupons!), but bought the 3 color kit with fuschia, teal and yellow.

TiggerandTink
05-29-2008, 12:19 AM
I think we did put some cling wrap over them because it seemed we had shirt going in every direction with all the banding so everytime we moved something to get to another part it would make the mikey head move and we didn't want to ruin them (of course at that time we didn't know if any would turn out right but we were trying to be extra cautious). If I had it to do again I might experiment on 1 first just to get the hang of it and work out any bugs in my plan rather than jumping right in and doing all 6 at once but we were running out of time before our trip since I was making a total of 34 shirts I think. Crazy I know. :crazy2: :crazy:

Bondfan531
05-29-2008, 07:51 AM
....since I was making a total of 34 shirts I think. Crazy I know. :crazy2: :crazy:

:eek: 34 shirts??? I thought I was ambitious with my craft projects :rotfl: I'll post pictures after I do them. I'm only doing two--one for me and one for my daughter. I doubt very seriously my motocross husband would wear a tie-dyed mickey mouse shirt :rotfl: I've also seen some shirts with little rhinestones or crystals outlining the heads and like the look of those, so I think I'll probably do that too :)

TiggerandTink
05-29-2008, 03:20 PM
At least the rest of them were iron ons so they didn't take quite as long. :) Good luck with your shirts, I have a feeling they will turn out GREAT!!

I kind of had to work on my husband (ok and apply a bit of guilt :rolleyes1 ) to get him to wear one but even he was happy with all the comments we got and how easy it was to keep track of everyone because we all matched each day.

CrazyZeus1
05-29-2008, 04:49 PM
We made these shirts for our trip last year and even though it was our first attempt at tye dye I think we did a pretty good job. The directions were great. We wore these to MK and I can't tell you how many times we were stopped and asked where we bought these! Bought them. They couldn't believe it when I said we had made them. This is a picture of 4 of us but grandma and grandpa were wearing them too so there were 6 of us all wearing these together.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w199/TiggerandTink/100_0228.jpg

They look AWESOME!!!:cool1:

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06-15-2008, 08:12 AM
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06-17-2008, 02:29 PM
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mickeyfan1226
06-18-2008, 10:53 AM
Can anyone help me out? I am trying to get t-shirts ready to tye dye with the mickey head but I am having a heck of time drawing the head on the shirts. Does anyone have a helping suggestion on how to get it there without much difficulty??

irky416
06-18-2008, 11:02 AM
Can anyone help me out? I am trying to get t-shirts ready to tye dye with the mickey head but I am having a heck of time drawing the head on the shirts. Does anyone have a helping suggestion on how to get it there without much difficulty??

Trace around the head lightly with pencil. It will come off when it's washed but you can still see it. I couldn't get a mechanical pencil to draw on the shirt and had to scrounge up a regular pencil, but then it worked!

Here's a outline, just in case that's what you were having problems with/
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v460/irky416/Clip%20Art/Mickeyears.jpg

Diz-Mommy
06-18-2008, 11:04 AM
Just use one of your kids' washable markers...then it will wash out once you wash the shirt out...

Here's a pattern if you don't already have one:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/Angie17102/917f7e97.jpg

Save it to your computer and adjust the size as needed. I printed mine out and then traced them onto that foam paper so I'd have something a bit sturdier for mass production since I was making a shirt for everyone in my large group:thumbsup2

Diz-Mommy
06-18-2008, 11:09 AM
Crayola "Pip-Squeaks" wash out completely:thumbsup2

mickeyfan1226
06-18-2008, 12:29 PM
thank you for the suggetions.
:thumbsup2

mickeyfan1226
06-18-2008, 07:34 PM
Ok I got shirts ready and did one. It kicked my butt :furious: I don't know what to do with the rest of the shirts. I guess I will see what the one looks like that I did. The kit I used you just added water and did the shirts dry. The dye bubbled up like there was a water resistance on the shirts. Yes, I did wash the shirts and did not add fabric softener or fabric sheet. :confused3 I also have some that you soak with the ash. Is this better than the previous kit??? :worried: HELP I really want a mickey tye dye shirt. :lmao:
Thank you,
Michelle

Diz-Mommy
06-18-2008, 07:48 PM
Oh yes!! You want should really do the pre-soak with the soda ash. Those kits that don't require a pre-soak are worthless. The dye usually doesn't even stay strong enough to dye the shirt. :eek:

mickeyfan1226
06-18-2008, 07:50 PM
Thank you so much for that info. I will just throw away the worthless and use the other.
thanks again.
michelle :thumbsup2

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06-18-2008, 11:23 PM
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mickeyfan1226
06-19-2008, 08:43 PM
Ok here a few of the items I did for my DGD. Keep in mind this is the first time I have ever done the tye dye. Remind never to do any for DGD until she is in to bigger sizes. :rotfl2:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/mickeyfreak1226/DSC_0335.jpghttp://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/mickeyfreak1226/DSC_0336.jpg
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/mickeyfreak1226/DSC_0337.jpghttp://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/mickeyfreak1226/DSC_0338.jpg
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/mickeyfreak1226/DSC_0339.jpghttp://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg276/mickeyfreak1226/DSC_0340.jpg

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07-03-2008, 03:50 PM
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mickeyfan1226
07-03-2008, 04:53 PM
My DGD will be here this weekend so I will take pictures of her to show off the clothes with a real person in them. ;)

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07-07-2008, 12:10 AM
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07-08-2008, 09:52 PM
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Diz-Mommy
07-08-2008, 10:06 PM
Those came out well Mickeyfan 1226 :thumbsup2

loveysbydesign
07-11-2008, 10:50 AM
Oh yes!! You want should really do the pre-soak with the soda ash. Those kits that don't require a pre-soak are worthless. The dye usually doesn't even stay strong enough to dye the shirt. :eek:


I just bought the Rainbow Rock Mega Project Tie-dye kit from Walmart and it says no presoaking required!!! Should I return it and get a different kit or just pick up some soda ash??:confused: We want to do these this weekend!

Diz-Mommy
07-11-2008, 02:22 PM
I really do recommend the kits that have the soda ash. The problem with the kits that do not require pre-soaking is the dye doesn't stay active long enough for most first time tie dyer's. It usually has about a 30 minute active period and then after that the colors will not take.

Here's what I recommend:

1. pre-wash all your shirts with detergent ONLY- no fabric softener or dryer sheets

2. dry the shirts in the dryer

3. sew in your Mickey and tie off the shirts accordingly

4. soak your shirts in soda ash over night

5. dye the Mickey head first and wrap it with a baggie and rubber bands to prevent other colors spilling on to the Mickey

6. dye the rest of the shirt with you colors

7. place the shirt in an old plastic shopping bag and tie it shut

8. let your shirts soak 24 to 48 hours (the longer you let them soak the darker or vibrant your colors will be)

9. rinse the shirt all tied up for a few minutes

10. un-tie the shirt

11. Now wash the shirt with about 1/2 the normal amount of detergent you'd use in a normal cycle (I usually use warm wash/ cool rinse)

12. Send the shirt through the dryer and you're done!

I always wash my tie dye stuff with other tie dye stuff or bath and dish towels that I don't care about getting stained. Depending on the dye you use the shirts will either run a lot or will eventually get to the point where they won't run in the wash. Better safe than ruined clothing is my rule.:thumbsup2

Rainbow Rock did use to make a kit with soda ash that was pretty descent. Jacquard is the best if you have a Blick Art Store near you. I've gotten to the point where I mix my own dyes though with the raw dye power and urea pellets...you can get applicator bottles at Sally Beauty Supply stores. Those work nice.

Hope that helps!:flower3:

loveysbydesign
07-11-2008, 05:06 PM
I really do recommend the kits that have the soda ash. The problem with the kits that do not require pre-soaking is the dye doesn't stay active long enough for most first time tie dyer's. It usually has about a 30 minute active period and then after that the colors will not take.

Here's what I recommend:

1. pre-wash all your shirts with detergent ONLY- no fabric softener or dryer sheets

2. dry the shirts in the dryer

3. sew in your Mickey and tie off the shirts accordingly

4. soak your shirts in soda ash over night

5. dye the Mickey head first and wrap it with a baggie and rubber bands to prevent other colors spilling on to the Mickey

6. dye the rest of the shirt with you colors

7. place the shirt in an old plastic shopping bag and tie it shut

8. let your shirts soak 24 to 48 hours (the longer you let them soak the darker or vibrant your colors will be)

9. rinse the shirt all tied up for a few minutes

10. un-tie the shirt

11. Now wash the shirt with about 1/2 the normal amount of detergent you'd use in a normal cycle (I usually use warm wash/ cool rinse)

12. Send the shirt through the dryer and you're done!

I always wash my tie dye stuff with other tie dye stuff or bath and dish towels that I don't care about getting stained. Depending on the dye you use the shirts will either run a lot or will eventually get to the point where they won't run in the wash. Better safe than ruined clothing is my rule.:thumbsup2

Rainbow Rock did use to make a kit with soda ash that was pretty descent. Jacquard is the best if you have a Blick Art Store near you. I've gotten to the point where I mix my own dyes though with the raw dye power and urea pellets...you can get applicator bottles at Sally Beauty Supply stores. Those work nice.

Hope that helps!:flower3:

TYVM!:goodvibes

vellamint
07-25-2008, 08:11 PM
ACK!!! I already sewed, gathered and banded the mickey heads....I DID NOT PREWASH the shirts!!!

What should I do or rather what will happen if I just go on from this point....the dye wont stick?

kat3668
07-25-2008, 08:16 PM
ACK!!! I already sewed, gathered and banded the mickey heads....I DID NOT PREWASH the shirts!!!

What should I do or rather what will happen if I just go on from this point....the dye wont stick?

You'll be fine.. I never prewash my shirts.

vellamint
07-25-2008, 08:18 PM
Thanks!!! Do you all think I will be okay doing this on my kitchen table or do you all do this outside?

I Have Never Tie Dyed Before.

Diz-Mommy
07-25-2008, 10:31 PM
Hmmm, I dunno. I've never tried to get away without pre-washing... Maybe just soak the shirts a while longer than normal in the soda ash??:confused3

wheelerkidz3
07-31-2008, 01:27 PM
is there another alternative to soda ash? there are no stores around here that i can find it in!!! the only stuff i can find is the tulip one step kit...or the packages of individual colors of tulip dye. no soda ash is in the kit! the only craft stores we have are around a forty five min drive away. should i even bother with this kit??

Diz-Mommy
07-31-2008, 01:48 PM
Hmm, I'm not sure. I know there is something at some grocery stores in the laundry isle, but I can't remember the name. I want to say Borax?? You can order the soda ash online www.dickblick.com along with pure dyes and the urea pellets you'd need if you formulate your own colors.

I get the 8oz squeeze bottles for hair dye at Sally Beauty and do about a teaspoon of urea and a teaspoon for the powdered color (sometimes more sometimes less depending on how dark I want the results). Be very careful not to inhale any powdered color...I wear a simple dust mask like the kind you see on doctors. I mix about 10 tablespoons of soda ash in a gallon of warm water for the soaking process.

Diz-Mommy
07-31-2008, 01:53 PM
Oh and some after thoughts, LOL

The kits aren't "terrible", but if you have more than one or two shirts to do the colors lose their potency too fast and your last few shirts will turn out lighter. Don't mix up the dye till you're absolultey ready for it and work fast. It also wouldn't hurt to take a really damp wash cloth and blot your shirts before dying them. If you try to put the dye on a bone dry shirt the liquid bubbles at the surface and that's pretty annoying.

And I would still highly recomend pre-washing the shirts without fabric softeners.

wheelerkidz3
07-31-2008, 06:10 PM
thanks for your fast reply diz-mommy!! of course, i wanted to get started on these right away!!! we just finished them up using the kit...and you are so right about blotting the shirts...that did help! when we started, the dye kept dripping all over!! soooooo very irritating!! anyways, we just finished, and have them all wrapped. now i can't wait til tomorrow to see how they turned out!

another question though...
i have done this one other time, but we only used the one color...we did an orange shirt for halloween. it didn't matter if the colors ran. my mickey heads turned out pretty well defined. i did the same for the mickey heads this time, and tied really tight. i even put a few extra rubber bands on them to prevent the colors from running. i noticed though, that after i squirted the color on the head, i would always see the color seeping its way to the rest of the shirt. do you know what i mean? like i colored the head, went to cover it with plastic, but i could see the color already going under the rubber band and working it's way to the rest of the shirt. does that mean i didn't tie it tight enough? am i doomed to have a blobby mickey???? i dont remember it doing that the last time i did this!

Diz-Mommy
07-31-2008, 06:27 PM
It will probably be okay the color still may bleed beyond the bands, but as long as you've tied them really tight you'll still see a nice white jagged line around your Mickey.

Those Clorox Bleach pens work really nice too if you can't see the Mickey very well too. Just make sure to do the "less is more" effect using tiny amounts and adding more if needed. And don't make your lines too clean cut. There's really no such thing as a straight line with tie dye so if you draw a perfect outline, I think it looks sort of weird. When I use a bleach pen, I used sort of a zig zag effect while going around the Mickey. I put a metal cookie sheet inside the shirt to prevent the bleach running through on the other side. The bleach works fast so you'll pretty much want to sit there and watch it. Rinse really well with cold water before throwing the shirt in the wash.

If you double banded though, I'll bet they will turn out great anyhow. Make sure to let them soak in the dye at least 24 hours for the best color.

wheelerkidz3
07-31-2008, 06:49 PM
thank you again for answering so fast!!! you've helped put my mind at ease a little!! i won't be able to wait til i see them tomorrow. (if you see me post a pic...you'll know they turned out! if not....well, i'll have to try again! LOL!!)

Kycha
07-31-2008, 08:01 PM
is there another alternative to soda ash? there are no stores around here that i can find it in!!! the only stuff i can find is the tulip one step kit...or the packages of individual colors of tulip dye. no soda ash is in the kit! the only craft stores we have are around a forty five min drive away. should i even bother with this kit??

You obviously won't need this information now since you finished your shirts already. But, for future reference, you can find Arm and Hammer Washing Soda(not baking soda) in the laundry aisle of Wal-Mart or most grocery stores. Washing soda is also known as soda ash. I understand you can also find soda ash in pool supply stores. I think it is called sodium carbonate. Hope that helps!

wheelerkidz3
07-31-2008, 08:50 PM
You obviously won't need this information now since you finished your shirts already. But, for future reference, you can find Arm and Hammer Washing Soda(not baking soda) in the laundry aisle of Wal-Mart or most grocery stores. Washing soda is also known as soda ash. I understand you can also find soda ash in pool supply stores. I think it is called sodium carbonate. Hope that helps!

thanks for the info! actually, we will be doing another set of shirts, so it is helpful. if the ones we just did aren't very good, we are going to try again. if they do turn out...i want to do some more with diff colors!

Kycha
07-31-2008, 08:53 PM
thanks for the info! actually, we will be doing another set of shirts, so it is helpful. if the ones we just did aren't very good, we are going to try again. if they do turn out...i want to do some more with diff colors!

Oh good! Please post pics cause we wanna see.

graygables
07-31-2008, 09:13 PM
You obviously won't need this information now since you finished your shirts already. But, for future reference, you can find Arm and Hammer Washing Soda(not baking soda) in the laundry aisle of Wal-Mart or most grocery stores. Washing soda is also known as soda ash. I understand you can also find soda ash in pool supply stores. I think it is called sodium carbonate. Hope that helps!

Just so you know, washing soda is NOT a good alternative as it sometimes has other additives and you have to use a lot more of it to get the right Ph levels. (I'm a professional tie-dye artist now, so first hand experience here!)

The best thing to do is go to your pool store and get some PhUP or some places simply call it soda ash (sodium carbonate). It is a much better product yielding MUCH better results. Also, if you have a quilt store near you, look for synthrapol detergent. Wash your shirts in it both before and after and your colors will stay bright (and colorfast)!

poohbear8
08-07-2008, 11:57 PM
I was at AC Moore today and they had soda ash by their tie dye kits and fabric markers.

Thank you for all of the info and help. We will be trying these tomorrow.

vellamint
08-08-2008, 10:04 AM
Thought I posted my end results on this thread but there must be another one about tie dye.

Here they are - I am happy with them!!

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j145/Vellamint/T-Shirts/2008_07280004.jpg

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j145/Vellamint/T-Shirts/2008_07280001.jpg

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j145/Vellamint/T-Shirts/2008_07280003.jpg

Once I got the materials gathered and sewed the Mickey Heads it was much easier than I thought.....the hardest part was actually STARTING to dye as I had already invested SOOOOOO much time in getting supplies, sewing, gathering, banding that I was soooooo afraid I was going to mess up. I would definitely do this again...

Oh and my tip (which I also posted on the other thread) is to use one of those black Mickey head plates that they serve the kids meals in as a tracing guide....

TheRatPack
08-28-2008, 08:34 PM
I'd put in step 3.5: let shirts dry until just damp, THEN step 4.

I followed the instructions to tie then soak then squeeze the excess water out. Right. It was like trying to squeeze water from a stone! :rotfl2: Plus, having all the excess moisture in the shirts made for a very messy time and I was never sure just how much of the dye was actually getting through all of the tight folds.

My other suggestion is to start with the yellow, then the other colors. That's what I'm going to do this next time.

Good luck!

One thing that I figured out after the first set of shirts we made, was to put them in the dryer on the spin setting a few times to get the water out from soaking. Then I would proceed with the dye. It worked so much better then trying to squeeze all that water/soda ash mixture out, and this way they weren't dripped and running colors :)

We did 4 shirts the first year, 6 the second year (we did 2 for a Disboard member) and then 6 the third year to add to our sets (we adopted and of course everyone had to match). This year I'm really breaking the record...43. I'm making a new set of colors for all 7 of us, plus adding a shirt in every size till adulthood LOL for the kiddo's. I know....crazy!!! But the guy who used to mix my dye was going out of biz so I purchased enough to get me through and then purchased enough T's from Jiffyshirts....so why not LOL

Just got to remember to pace myself LOL It's not going to be fun sewing all those mickey heads :(.....if I survive this I'll never want to do another tie dye ever LOL

Here is a picture of the Primary Colors ones we made....the ones in my signature are the 'hidden mickey' ones we made the first year with purple/pink colors. It has a big one on the front and then lots of little ones all around.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/Rsegrwr/100_0858.jpg

TheRatPack
08-28-2008, 08:35 PM
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/Rsegrwr/100_0859.jpg

Here is the back with some 'hidden mickeys' and the front in a different color

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b83/Rsegrwr/9c7def2b.jpg

TheRatPack
08-28-2008, 08:39 PM
Oh and I completely agree with everyone saying to wrap or bag your Mickey Head once it's dyed.....before moving on to other colors. That purple shirt is prime example why :) I accidentally dripped more dye on it and so it's not one solid color :(.....so now I make sure I wrap all my Mickey Heads before moving on and just snap a rubber band around the baggie to hold it in place...voila.

I'm loving seeing everyone's tshirt pictures :) Anyone else got any great color combinations? I'm starting a new set this week and I'll post pics when those are done :)

LoriNSC
09-21-2008, 02:40 PM
subscribing...

JustJamie
09-23-2008, 03:12 PM
Thanks for the step by step instructions and to my good friend Nicole for showing me hers. I finished ours for our trip in Oct.

Here they are setting...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/JulsMom/P9220124.jpg

My girls in their dresses.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/JulsMom/P9230125.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/JulsMom/P9230126.jpg


And then DH's and mine.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/JulsMom/P9230133.jpg


I can't wait to wear them IN Disney World.

TheRatPack
09-23-2008, 08:57 PM
Cute....I'm washing up my 2nd set now :) I have completed all 43....so far so good but I NEVER want to do another Tie Dye LOL

I love the dresses though...maybe once I forget how miserable I was completing this many I'll give the dresses a try for my girls.

Seewhatimesdone
09-26-2008, 12:50 PM
I'm so excited to try this! I've never done any tye dying before so I hope it comes out okay. Just wondering, you can use plain ol' dental floss right? I think someone said don't make it mint XD But I have plenty of dental floss. Also, i'd like to do the spiral so I first band off my mickey head and then just follow the spiral instructions from there right? Like the twisting and then banding. Or should I twist and band and THEN pull the mickey head through. Thanks for the help! I'm going to go to Michael's and try to get a kit.

Shriva
09-27-2008, 10:50 AM
tie and band the mickey first, then twist.

estherhead
10-12-2008, 06:42 AM
Help! We used the Rainbow tie dye kit & did this last night. Now today I'll need to wash the die out & I've lost the instructions. I have 5 shirts, all different colors. I rinse them in the sink, right? But I swear the instructions then said to wash them with a little bit of detergent in hot water. Can hot water possibly be right? My gut instinct says cold water. Anyone?

I'll post photos when we're done. This was a crazy project as I'm a tie dye newbie and have no idea if these will turn out or not.

Shriva
10-12-2008, 08:47 AM
I think the hot water is fine, just rince with cold water in the tub or sink till the water runs clear. I start with the lighter color areas if i can, so the darker colors don't get rinced down into the lighter areas. (can take a few minutes)

Then run them through the washing machine (i put multi items in together) with just a SMALL amount of detergent (Neutral detergent is best but i use my regular stuff)

The hot water helps get any excess dye out better then cold water.

Reese
10-16-2008, 11:34 AM
Has anyone done this for Christmas shirts?

graygables
10-16-2008, 11:49 AM
Has anyone done this for Christmas shirts?

We did long sleeved ones in a deep red and green and they were awesome! We wore them to the MVMCP and dinner at LTT and got LOTS of comments.

dydo2424
10-16-2008, 02:36 PM
Has anyone done this for Christmas shirts?

Great idea!!!

vellamint
10-16-2008, 09:07 PM
Not really happy with the photo but this is the one that is the best of the bunch.......

I cant believe I didnt get a shot in front of the castle...but at least I managed to get everyone to actually wear them right? lol!!!

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j145/Vellamint/Photopass%20Enhanced/image0649.jpg

Reese
10-16-2008, 09:10 PM
We did long sleeved ones in a deep red and green and they were awesome! We wore them to the MVMCP and dinner at LTT and got LOTS of comments.

How did you use the colours? Reading the instructions it calls for three colours and the mickey head colour. I was thinking that maybe I could leave the mickey head white and use green and red but would alternate in and colour each quarter red? Can you tell I've never done this before;) .

graygables
10-16-2008, 09:49 PM
How did you use the colours? Reading the instructions it calls for three colours and the mickey head colour. I was thinking that maybe I could leave the mickey head white and use green and red but would alternate in and colour each quarter red? Can you tell I've never done this before;) .

Here's a photo of me in mine. I just alternated the red/green and there was enough contrast to make them look really nice. We wore them a TON that year and last (this was in 2006) and they still look great.

http://www.passporterboards.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25043&stc=1&d=1224212864

quiltymom
10-17-2008, 04:04 PM
How did you use the colours? Reading the instructions it calls for three colours and the mickey head colour. I was thinking that maybe I could leave the mickey head white and use green and red but would alternate in and colour each quarter red? Can you tell I've never done this before;) .

I did red/white/blue ones for this summer and left the Mickey head blank (white). So I couldn't see why you doulen't do it with Christmas colors.

momto2lilgrls
10-22-2008, 06:23 PM
subscribing so i can find this again. this looks so neat

TheRatPack
10-22-2008, 08:59 PM
Here's a photo of me in mine. I just alternated the red/green and there was enough contrast to make them look really nice. We wore them a TON that year and last (this was in 2006) and they still look great.

http://www.passporterboards.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25043&stc=1&d=1224212864

I'd love to see these pictures....but I can't access the Passporter boards :( Is there somewhere else to catch a glimpse of them?

graygables
10-22-2008, 11:19 PM
Let's see if this works... http://s155.photobucket.com/albums/s295/graygables/Mickey%20tee/?action=share&pic=Christmastiedye.jpg

Shriva
10-22-2008, 11:31 PM
Here ya go Dawn.. :) (use the direct link from photobucket and the insert image button here)

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s295/graygables/Mickey%20tee/Christmastiedye.jpg

graygables
10-22-2008, 11:53 PM
THANK YOU!!! :cheer2:

Liljam
12-08-2008, 09:00 PM
Not really happy with the photo but this is the one that is the best of the bunch.......

I cant believe I didnt get a shot in front of the castle...but at least I managed to get everyone to actually wear them right? lol!!!

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j145/Vellamint/Photopass%20Enhanced/image0649.jpg

So, are you the one that DIDN'T use soda ash?

I really tend to like the lighter colors, and if I can just get that from not using soda ash, it seems like an easy way out for me! I'm thinking of trying some and want to go with light blue, light green and light gray for mine so I'm wondering if I need to buy THOSE actual colors or if I just need to buy blue, green and gray and NOT use soda ash. I may do some later that I'd like to have darker, but I want to do one that looks faded out. I've done burnout style bleaching in the past and would love to try it with a black tank top as well! I guess I would try the same technique?

applechips
12-08-2008, 11:02 PM
Here ya go Dawn.. :) (use the direct link from photobucket and the insert image button here)

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s295/graygables/Mickey%20tee/Christmastiedye.jpg

I love this shirt!! Awesome work!

vellamint
12-09-2008, 10:57 AM
So, are you the one that DIDN'T use soda ash?

I really tend to like the lighter colors, and if I can just get that from not using soda ash, it seems like an easy way out for me! I'm thinking of trying some and want to go with light blue, light green and light gray for mine so I'm wondering if I need to buy THOSE actual colors or if I just need to buy blue, green and gray and NOT use soda ash. I may do some later that I'd like to have darker, but I want to do one that looks faded out. I've done burnout style bleaching in the past and would love to try it with a black tank top as well! I guess I would try the same technique?

lol...no I did not use the soda ash. I think the dye I bought did not call for it. Good luck...I had more fun making them than wearing them. (but then again I underestimated my hubby and my sizes :()

Diz-Mommy
12-14-2008, 02:42 PM
They all look great! Nice work:thumbsup2

I think it's fun making these for trips and it builds the excitement
:cheer2:

jkinak
12-28-2008, 02:06 AM
Subscribing....will be great for our Disney cruise next year!

GPA1015
01-01-2009, 08:09 AM
OK I need help- I did a test run last night and here is what I got
http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh419/GPA1015/186.jpg

What did I do wrong - I saw that when I did the ink it ran under the bands on the head how do I keep that from happening? HELP! PLEASE

vellamint
01-01-2009, 02:06 PM
OK I need help- I did a test run last night and here is what I got
http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh419/GPA1015/186.jpg

What did I do wrong - I saw that when I did the ink it ran under the bands on the head how do I keep that from happening? HELP! PLEASE

You need to wrap the bands tight, tight, tight.

GPA1015
01-01-2009, 03:00 PM
I wrapped them so tight I had to cut it off! Gumble

GPA1015
01-01-2009, 03:19 PM
could my rubber bans be too big- I am using the kind off a rubber band ball. What size rubber bands?

graygables
01-01-2009, 05:13 PM
I use dental floss to stitch the Mickey, then wrap the extra floss around the head part tightly, then rubberband over that. I use the "ball" rubber bands, too, 3 or 4 for the head, then 2-3 for the rest of the shirt. After it is banded, soak it in the soda ash solution for 30-60 minutes, then spin it out in the washer (do NOT rinse, only spin). While it's still damp, apply the dye to each banded segment, making sure the dye runs through the segment, but not so much that it flows into the next. I also start with the head, then quickly apply the next color to keep any overflow from "grabbing" the fibers. It is really best if you work over a cookie cooling rack or a cat litter tray with newspaper (or, better yet, absorbent bed pads) underneath. That way, you can see if the dye has made it through the segment when it just starts to drip.

kakelly03
01-02-2009, 07:17 PM
I really admire all of you who are talented enough to make your own tie dye Mickey shirts. I know I could never do it (my friends laughed at me when I even mentioned giving it a try)...so I was on a mission to buy them online.

I found "The Tie Dye Girl" on etsy dot com. She can make anything you want - my kids can't wait for theirs to arrive. We are cruising in 2 weeks and will wear them the first day.

I'll post photos when we have them.

Happy Tie Dying!

applechips
01-02-2009, 08:06 PM
I really admire all of you who are talented enough to make your own tie dye Mickey shirts. I know I could never do it (my friends laughed at me when I even mentioned giving it a try)...so I was on a mission to buy them online.

I found "The Tie Dye Girl" on etsy dot com. She can make anything you want - my kids can't wait for theirs to arrive. We are cruising in 2 weeks and will wear them the first day.

I'll post photos when we have them.

Happy Tie Dying!

I think you should try it yourself! Its really fun!

I am a wee bit afraid though for the etsy gal making something with a Disney logo on it for profit! yikes! I thought about selling my tie dye work but didn't because I don't own the rights to the Mickey head logo. But I am no expert, maybe its ok and I don't know it. :confused3

GPA1015
01-08-2009, 01:46 PM
OK I started over and here is what I got

http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh419/GPA1015/193.jpg

I was using thread and not floss- so I corrected that this time.

Darsa
01-12-2009, 09:42 AM
Coming in at page 16 to check this one out; how cool they are!! I am SO impressed with how clear the Mickey head is coming out! :D

My DSIL does a LOT of tie dyeing; maybe I'll try to get her to try one of these :)

saremca
01-18-2009, 05:23 AM
Wow, these are so cool.

robinc71
03-15-2009, 11:46 AM
Eveyones shirts are coming out great. Here are the one's I did for our trip this past September. We are contemplating a trip this fall and I was thinking of making more.
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh232/robinc71/t-shirts/320787181210_0_ALB.jpg
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh232/robinc71/t-shirts/211167181210_0_ALB.jpg

hmdelf
03-16-2009, 12:38 PM
Love these shirts and can't wait to try them. We have 11 of us going in Oct and I am going to give it a whirl!!!! thanks for the inspiration.

Disney_Mama
03-23-2009, 02:38 PM
Here are the shirts I made this weekend. Thanks for the great tips....:goodvibes

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r46/pshaekn/106_1171.jpg

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r46/pshaekn/106_1173.jpg

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r46/pshaekn/106_1172.jpg

nm0859
03-26-2009, 05:15 AM
Just subscribing so I can find it again. :thumbsup2

scrapbookmom5174
03-31-2009, 06:49 PM
These are awesome. Can't wait to try them.

bret
04-02-2009, 02:39 PM
I loved this post. It gave me some great ideas. I make some shirts a few years ago with some spray on fabric paint. They looked pretty good, but I like the bright colors with the tie dye.

jennimomx2
04-04-2009, 06:34 PM
does anyone know if there is step by step video on you tube? I am a usually a fast learner, but I don't think I am grasping it all... Thanks

alexandallysmommy
04-05-2009, 11:15 AM
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2648/197/66/1258959967/n1258959967_30376943_1665776.jpg

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2648/197/66/1258959967/n1258959967_30376942_25786.jpg

kate0305
04-05-2009, 12:12 PM
I have made tie dye shirts every trip. . .and every single time one of us gets asked where we got them. . .so if anyone wants to make them for profit, you might want a card with contact info on them so interested folks can get in contact with you for size etc. I don't know if this is 'legal' or not though. A year or so back there was something with someone's webpage and license and money, but I don't know the particulars.

A couple of weeks ago Joann fabric had t-shirts 5 for $10, and that included XXL, unlike Michaels, which stops at XL with the sale price. Worth keeping an eye out for if you need bigger shirts.

quiltymom
04-05-2009, 01:28 PM
does anyone know if there is step by step video on you tube? I am a usually a fast learner, but I don't think I am grasping it all... Thanks

If there isn't, I know that Jacquard products does have a how-to dvd inside of their kit - even though I haven't ever looked at it. Has anyone out there seen it and care to comment?

brie182
04-08-2009, 09:53 PM
does anyone know if there is step by step video on you tube? I am a usually a fast learner, but I don't think I am grasping it all... Thanks

I just made a video, hope it helps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBtNwx1bhCE

jennimomx2
04-09-2009, 05:38 AM
I just made a video, hope it helps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBtNwx1bhCE

Great! Very cute video... she is adorable and a wonderful teacher!