Get On This Hot, New Trend: DIY Tie-Dye Hoodies

5 Materials
$17
8 Hours
Easy

There is no better surprise than a DIY tie-dye! The uniqueness of tie-dye means that every piece comes out with a different pattern and design. It is the perfect way to upcycle old clothes which is exactly why I decided to tie-dye an old hoodie.

DIY tie-dye hoodie

Tools and materials:

  • Hoodie
  • String/elastic bands
  • Scissors
  • Dye salt
  • Dye
Make a tie-dye hoodie

Wrap and tie the hoodie 

To get started on this tie-dye transformation, I wrapped and tied up the jumper with some string. You can definitely use elastic bands in this step instead of string. 

Add dye salt

Add dye salt 

Before adding the dye, I added some dye salt to the water. 

Easy tie-dye hoodie

Add black dye 

I then added some black dye to the solution and placed my jumper in the tub. I left the jumper to soak for about 3 hours. 

Rinse the dye

Rinse the dye

Next, I unwrapped the hoodie and rinsed it under cold water. 

Women’s tie-dye hoodie

Wash the hoodie 

I then popped the hoodie in the washing machine for a quick wash. 

Add pink dye

Repeat the steps 

I decided to add a pop of color to my hoodie. I tied it with string again and then added some tulip pink dye to a new solution. 

How to make a tie-dye hoodie


Once again, I left the hoodie to soak and then rinsed it under cold water. 

Make a DIY tie-dye hoodie

Add some sparkle 

The tie-dye and pop of color looked absolutely amazing! I love a bit of sparkle so I hand sewed a few crystal stones on each side of the hoodie’s pocket. 

Make a DIY tie-dye hoodie

The tie-dye and pop of color looked absolutely amazing! I love a bit of sparkle so I hand sewed a few crystal stones on each side of the hoodie’s pocket. 

How to tie-dye a hoodie


The hoodie turned out better than I could have imagined! I would love to hear about your DIY tie-dye projects in the comments below. 

Suggested materials:

  • Hoodie
  • String
  • Scissors
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  • Connie Jones
    Connie Jones
    on Feb 6, 2021

    What a great idea you have to fix a white stained hoodie! Thanks for sharing!

  • Michele Bigler
    Michele Bigler
    on Feb 6, 2021

    I do that to my son's stained white shirts all the time to give them a second chance for wear.

    My suggestion is to make sure before you dye, to wash your shirt and not use fabric softener. It tends to keep the color from adhering to the fabric fibers causing fading .

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