Fast forward 2 years: Andrew's parents are taking the whole family to Disney this July, and wanted me to make shirts for everyone. So, over the last week, I have started the process. It takes a lot longer to make 8 shirts than it does to make just 2. Also, this time I decided to do multiple colors, rather than just one color. Here is a step by step process on how to make a Mickey Tie Dye t-shirt.
Step 1: Trace a Mickey head on a t-shirt using a pencil. Step 2: Stitch around the Mickey Head with dental floss.
Step 3: Pull the dental floss tight, so the shirt gets pulled tight. That prevents the dye from penetrating that area, therefore, it is left white.
Step 4: Rubber band the shirts in any pattern you like. I did several different patterns. There is not right or wrong way Step 5: Mix the dye following the instructions on the package. As you can see, I used three different colors, and two different brands of dye. It really doesn't matter which brand you use. I just was looking for specific colors.
Step 6: Dye The shirts. The longer the shirt stays in the dye, the darker the color will be.
Step 8: Remove all rubber bands
Step 9: Wash in washing machine on warm water with soap.
Step 10: It is OK to put the shirts in the dryer, it helps to set the color in.
And this is the final product...
As you can see, some turned out darker than others, and some Mickey heads are more defined than others. I think they all turned out great, and you can't buy a cheaper custom made shirt. I was able to make 8 shirts for $40! This would be a great project for anyone with kids, or anyone taking a trip to Disney World. Let me know what you think!