Everyone should have a white t-shirt in their wardrobe, and probably more than one. Because we are always looking for the so-called perfect and durable white T-shirt, but in the end, we will keep buying. So what to do with those old white T-shirts? You can't just throw them in the trash. In fact, we can transform the white T-shirts that we have forgotten.
First of all, you have to make sure that the fabric of your white t-shirt is cotton, which is the best convenient DIY fabric. Once you've determined that your fabric is suitable for dyeing work, you need to make sure the garment has been washed. If you haven't washed it before, your clothes may shrink too much if you try dyeing them for the first time. Once these two things are done, you can start dyeing yourself, and there are several ways for your reference:
- Washing machine method: Place your wet fabric in the washing machine. Stir up your dye and four cups of boiling hot water in a cup. If you're dying a natural fabric like cotton or linen, dissolve one cup of salt in four cups of extremely hot water in a separate container. To dye silk or nylon, use a cup of white vinegar and two to four cups of boiling water. Pour your coloring solution into the dispenser after adding a teaspoon of dish detergent to the container and removing the detergent cup from the detergent tray. After that, add the salt or vinegar solution. Four additional cups of hot tap water should be used to properly flush the dispenser. Then, wash for 30 minutes at the highest temperature feasible.
- Bucket method: Fill a container halfway with 140-degree Fahrenheit water. Follow the mixing instructions for the dye you're using, then add to the dye bath and thoroughly mix. With a paper towel, test the color; if it's too light, add more dye; if it's too dark, add more water. Wet your clothes before immersing them in the dye bath. Stir carefully and frequently, especially during the first 10 minutes, to ensure an equal hue with no strange splotches. Allow it to sit for up to 30 minutes, or until the desired hue is attained, before removing and squeezing away excess dye.
Finally, do not forget to rinse well until the water is clean so that you can even drink after you dye the cloth.