It’s officially PRIDEFEST in the Soo!

Show your love, support, and pride by creating your own ‘KiSS Who You Want‘ tie-dye T-Shirt!

Follow the steps below!

Supplies you will need:

  • Tub or bucket of water
  • One-step tie-die colours
  • 4oz squeeze bottles
  • Rubber bands
  • Plastic table cloth or garbage bag
  • Metal rack + tray or 2-ply paper towels
  • Fabric pencil or washable marker
  • Rubber gloves
  • Apron or smock
  • Plastic wrap (plus a Sharpie if you’re doing this with friends!)

Step 1

Start by drawing the top and bottom of your rainbow arch onto dry fabric using a washable fabric pencil or washable marker.

Step 2

Next, gently fan-fold the fabric along each of the two lines so that each drawn-on line begins to appear straight on the top surface of your folds. You may want to pinch the two gathers and pull them away from one another as you go to straighten the folds in between them.

Step 3

Once all the fabric along the arc lines is gathered, band your fabric on each of those lines. Then add bands incrementally between the two outside bands to identify space for each colour of your rainbow arch.

Step 4

Apply a different colour to each banded section in the rainbow order of your choice. You can either wet your item before applying the dye so that the dye flows easily on your fabric, or leave your item dry and massage the dye into the fabric for a more vibrant result. The example in this post was done dry, creating distinct edges on the rainbow. Wrap plastic bags on the top and bottom of your item to avoid dye transfer. Prep your area as well! I used a cooking rack on a baking sheet lined with tin foil to avoid a messy clean up at the end.

Step 5

COLOUR!!! Don’t forget your gloves!!

Step 6

Wrap your creation in plastic wrap and set aside for 6-8hrs (or for as long as the directions on the tie-dye colours call for)

Step 7-Rinse

Once your dye has set, it’s time for the moment of truth. Throw those gloves back on, head over to a sink or tub, and remove all rubber bands to reveal your creations! Rinse your item under warm water, rinsing out excess dye until the water runs clear. If you’re rinsing multiple items, be sure not to pile them on top of each other as you go, as the wet dye will transfer.

Step 8-Wash & Dry

Be sure to wash items right after rinsing as colours can bleed into the white if they sit and will stain those areas. I washed mine by hand in lukewarm water with some laundry soap. You may need to do a few cycles until the water is clear. Lay your item flat to dry.



Happy Pride!!!