You can learn how to tie-dye with bleach using this collection of tie-dye patterns, tie-dye tutorials and designs. Tie-dye bleaching is easy to learn and in no time you’ll have tie-dye hoodies, sweatshirts, sweatpants & more!
What is Bleach Tie-Dyeing?
Bleach Tie-Dyeing is taking the color out of an item instead of adding it like traditional tie-dying. You use bleach to take the color out with the technique which is the opposite of what a colorful tie-dyeing would be like since you add color to a white piece of fabric.
Sometimes you will hear this technique called reverse tie-dying since it is technically taking the color out of an item instead of applying it. As long as you use a darker clothing item that is non-white you can use this bleaching design to create some remarkable and cool bleach tie-dye patterns.
Supplies for Dyeing With Bleach
You’ll only need a few supplies to make a tie-dye bleach clothing piece such as a bleached sweatshirt. Take a look below at all the materials you’ll need to learn how to tie-dye with bleach.
- Colored Hoodie, T-shirt, Leggings or Sweatpants (anything you’d like)
- Rubber Bands (different sizes and widths)
- Spray Bottle
- Rubber Gloves
With spray bleach tie dye I highly suggest bleaching outdoors or in a well-ventilated area for your safety as well as wearing a protective covering to protect your clothing from splashes.
Bleach Tie Dye Spray Bottle Techniques
There are a few different ways how to do bleach tie-dye which I’ll highlight below. You may find ways that I don’t mention which will more than likely work just as well too.
- Crumple Bleach Tie Dying – crumple up your fabric evenly and secure with rubber bands.
- Folding Bleach Tie Dying – use different folding techniques to create a unique piece. Learn more about the Folding Tie Dye Technique with this video.
- Clipping Bleach Tie Dying – use one or multiple clips or clothes pins to hold the fabric in place to create a fun design
If you are ready to get started then scroll on down to look through a couple of my favorite bleach reverse tie-dying tutorials.
Bleach Tie-Dye Ideas and Tutorials
Bleach Tie-Dye Sweatshirt Tutorial
This simple bleach dye sweatshirt technique is fun to learn and not to mention easy! It uses rubber bands to create this unique pattern. Free tutorial from makingaspace.com.
Bleach Tie-Dye Tea Towel
This gorgeous way of bleach tie-dying creates a DIY shibori textile. This tutorial also includes different techniques to create multiple patterns from papernstitchblog.com
Reverse Tie-Dye T-Shirt with Color
Learn how to reverse bleach tie-dye then add color back with this fun tutorial. Get the step-by- step instructions for this bleach tie-dye shirt from chaoticallyyours.com.
Reverse Tie-Dye Sweatshirt Top
This sweatshirt is transformed into a beautiful one of a kind design. Learn how to make your own with the reverse bleach top with this tutorial from prettylifegirls.com.