Bleach and dyed shirt

Bleach Dyed Shirt


Check out this project that Maya did  – Bleach Dyed Shirts! You use a stencil on a cotton shirt, apply bleach gel, then wash it out and add Tulip Tie Dye! Here is a video tutorial, as well as step-by-step pictures!

Bleach And Dyed Tees! by craftychica on Jumprope.

You can buy the stencil at

Wash and dry your shirt, make sure it is at least 60% cotton – 100% cotton is best!


Use Aleene’s Repositionable Tacky Spray to affix the stencil to the shirt. This is so the bleach won’t go under the stencil.


Use a paint brush or pouncer to coat the bleach gel over the stencil. Let set for 20 minutes or until the color lifts. Be careful with thinner fabrics!


Wash out the bleach, first in the sink, then in the washing machine. While the shirt is still damp, tie it up in the design that you want to dye. Prepare your dye!


Add a generous amount of dye. Wrap in plastic and let set for six hours. Rinse out the dye in the sink and then in the washing machine!


And there you have it! Maya used orange dye, but you can use teal or another contrasting color.




Love & light,

3 Responses

  1. Fab! What’s the back of the shirt look like? Now to find a pretty large die like that! Thanks for the inspiration!

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