Tie-Dying Using Bleach

Bleach is the new friend for crafters and this is another project that uses bleaching to create unique projects.

Tie-Dying Using Bleach

What you need

Bright colored cloth


Start by tying your clothes as you would for normal tie-dying techniques. For tie-dying techniques check out our tie-dying article.

Once you have tied up your fabric submerge it into a bowl of bleach.

I used a 50% bleach cleaner and it bleached within seconds. You can also add a small amount of water if you are worried about your fabric. It really depends on how delicate your cloth and color is.

Rinse the bleach off the fabric and then wash it in a washing machine on its own to remove any extra bleach.

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  1. Just to clarify here… Vinegar and bleach do NOT create a harmful gas when combined. The combination of AMMONIA and bleach WILL create a gas that is potentially lethal.

    Very cool idea! I remember doing something similar to a pair of jeans when I was YOUNG! I may have to do something for my kids now!!

  2. Be careful using vinegar after bleach, the two combined create a gas that can be very dangerous.

  3. Suggestion: When done bleaching the fabric drop the fabric into a bucket of 50/50 vinegar and water. The vinegar will neutralize the bleach and help “set” the pattern. Then follow the above instructions. Bleach is base and vinegar is acid so they neutralize each other.

  4. i did this by mistake in a load of washing in the machine. I threw the bleach in without putting the waterin first, then turned the water on for normal wash. Oh well accidents happen lol

  5. What an absolutely interesting project . Thank you much and God Bless. Kristy W.

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