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Fabric Painting | Tie-Dye Hoodie

SoSoft® Fabric Paint

Fabric Painting | Tie-Dye Hoodie
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Fabric Painting | Tie-Dye Hoodie

designed by Crimson Duvall

Use SoSoft® Fabric paints to add tie-dye details to a plain hoodie.

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SoSoft® Fabric Paint

  • Lavender (DSS12)
  • Ocean Blue (DSS86)

Other supplies

  • scissors
  • plastic bags
  • washable marker or pencil
  • yarn (or string)
  • plastic bottle (2 for paint mixing with squirt top)
  • tray (to catch dripping paint)
  • grate (to lay fabric on while pouring paint on)
  • white hooded sweatshirt


  1. This project works great on a plain white, hooded sweatshirt.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Gather SoSoft Fabric Paints to use. (I chose to use Lavender and Ocean Blue.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Fold the sweatshirt flat. (See photos.) Using a washable marker or light colored pencil, draw a semicircle shape. Fold along the line and tie with yarn or string in sections until secure.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Set up an area to do your fabric painting. (A plastic tray and grate provide an excellent work space.) Using a clean squeeze bottle and a writer tip, drip some water onto the tied sections. (This will help the paint to seep into the fabric.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a clean bottle and fill halfway with water. Squirt in Ocean Blue. (Mix should be 4 parts to 1 part paint.) Place finger on top and shake until mixed. Squirt onto tied section, leaving some white areas. Make a second mix of 4 parts water to 1 part paint. (I made a purple mix of water and Lavender.) Mix and squirt onto remaining white areas. Squeeze some of the mix into the creases of the fabric as well.
    Step 4 Example
  6. If you want, squeeze some water at the end of the colors to allow the paint to bleed or blend more into the white space of the shirt. Tie a plastic bag around the painted part so paint doesn't get where you don't want it to be.
    Step 5 Example
  7. For the sleeve, do the same process: tracing a semicircle; folding along the line; and tying with yarn or string. Try a different method of paint application by alternating blue and purple. Tie a plastic bag over the painted sleeve and continue to do the bottom left corner of the shirt.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Lay the sweatshirt out on a clean surface and allow to dry.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Cut and remove the pieces of yarn or string.
    Step 8 Example
  10. This is a great way to add a fun detail to any piece of new or used clothing.
    Step 9 Example
  11. There are so many different colors of SoSoft Fabric Paints, that your possible creative designs are endless!
    Step 10 Example