Goodbye Boring White Onesies

by HEAB on March 1, 2013

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Lou asked how I made the tie dye onesies for the baby shower last weekend.  Lou, this post is for you. :)

A friend of mine had a hard time finding plain colored onesies for her son and decided to make her own using Rit Dye.  Using her idea, I simply wrapped rubber bands around my onesies before throwing them in the washing machine with a bottle of pink dye and voilà, tie dyed onesies…

I’ve been wanting to make a tie dyed onesie for Charlie and used this post as an excuse to purchase blue dye.  Rit Dye costs less than $3 a bottle and can be found in the laundry detergent aisle of most grocery stores, Target, Wal-Mart, etc.  I gathered up a onesie, a tank top and t-shirt, and a couple of burp cloths for my dyeing adventures.

Thick and strong rubber bands are the key to tie dyeing with dye in your washing machine, and I made a quick video on how to wrap them around your material.

Now for the fun part!  Follow the directions on the back of your bottle of dye or online here.  You can also use the dye in a sink or bucket.  However, I prefer the washing machine as it’s less messy, and the color comes out more even.  Oh, and my method only works if you want to tie dye with one color.  For multi colored tie dyeing, there are a ton of tutorials available online, and tie dye kits are available at most craft stores.

The end results…