Bull’s Eye Tie Dye Folding Tutorial

by Wendy Copley on August 9, 2009

Tie Dye T-Shirts

Here’s how you fold a t-shirt to make a bull’s eye tie-dye pattern.

(For basic dying instructions check out my Tie Dye Tutorial. Buy a tie dye kit here.)

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Lay the shirt flat on the work surface. Pinch both layers of fabric where you want the center of the bull’s eye to be and pull up so the fabric is tented.

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Shape the fabric into a kind of conical tube shape. The center of the bull’s eye is the pointy end up at the top.

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Section off chunks of the tube using rubber bands. I spaced the bands about two inches apart.

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When you’re done, it should look like this. Rearrange the fabric as needed so it’s kind of pleated in each banded off chunk. This exposes more of the shirt for sying and makes the end result more interesting.

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Squirt dye on each banded off section of the shirt with the squirt bottles. Open the folds here and there to make sure the dye is going all the way to the middle and that there aren’t any big white spaces.

Continue on with the dying process as outlined in my basic Tie Dye Tutorial.

Wanna try some other tie-dye patterns? Here are directions for a few more:

Tie Dye T-Shirts
Bull’s Eye
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Chevron
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Stripes
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Little Circles
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Crumpled
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Spiral


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