How to Make a Spiral Tie-Dye T-Shirt in 5 Easy Steps

How to Make a Spiral Tie-Dye T-Shirt in 5 Easy Steps

How to Make a Spiral Tie-Dye T-Shirt


The spiral design is one of the most iconic and classic designs of tie-dying. The reason for this design’s popularity stems from the fact that it is easy to do and results in a beautiful, colorful t-shirt. This blog will take you through the few steps you need to make a one-of-a-kind personalized tie-dye shirt.


Step One

Prepare materials for your spiral tie-dye DIY project

Take a clean white t-shirt. Make sure the shirt is slightly damp but not dripping wet. Stretch the shirt out on a clean surface that is safe to work on. To make clean up easier, place the shirt on spread out newspapers, plastic wrap, or a plastic tarp.


Step Two

Step two: Twist white t-shirt for a spiral tie-dye DIY t-shirt

Pinch the center of the shirt and twist. Keep twisting until the shirt is completely bundled together into a cinnamon roll like clump with a clear spiral in the center. Take several rubber bands and wrap them around the shirt so that it will keep its shape.


Step Three

Step three: Add colors to t-shirt after bundling with rubber bands

Wet the shirt with water, and then begin applying the dye. Add different colors to different sections to make the spiral design more unique and colorful. Remember to wear gloves during this process so you don’t stain your hands. You can also use a paint brush to evenly disperse the dye.


Step Four

Step four: place dyed t-shirt into a resealable plastic bag overnight

Place the wet shirt into a Frosted Translucent Polyethylene Stand Zipper Seal Bags with Die Cut Handles. Seal the bag tight so no dye leaks out. Allow the shirt to sit undisturbed for 4-24 hours. We suggest waiting a full day to allow the dye to set.


Step Five

Step five: remove t-shirt after leaving overnight for a finished spiral tie-dyed t-shirt

Remove the shirt from the bag and rinse it under cold water while it is still bound in the rubber bands. After it is rinsed, remove the bands and rinse again with hot water. When the water is mostly clear, add the shirt to the washer machine and wash it on the hot setting. When the shirt dries, you will have a beautiful and fully customized tie-dye shirt.


Wrapping Up

Making your own custom shirt is simple and easy. Wear your tie-dye shirt and feel proud knowing you made it yourself. Tie-dye shirts also make a great gift. For more fun craft tutorials, check out our homemade body butter blog. For gift packaging, check out our collection of favor boxes.

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  • I love this, can’t wait to try!

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