Things To Do in Quarantine: DIY Tie-Dye Clothes


Caroline Lewis, Staff Writer

Even though we’re all stuck inside until the end of April, the tie-dye trend that we saw in school before we let out isn’t going anywhere. And since no one can go out and buy more clothes, it’s the perfect opportunity to sift through your closet and find some old pieces to reinvent. 

To get started, you can use bleach or classic tie-dye. Bleach works best with colorful or darker items that you want to have a lightened tie-dye effect. Regular tie-dye can be used for lighter clothes that you want to brighten up. If you don’t want to order tie-dye during this time, bleach is the easier route as you might already have it at your house. You can order a tie-dye kit off of Amazon here

“I tie-dyed a t-shirt pretty much because I was bored and had nothing else to do. It turned out pretty well so I’ll probably do it again,” said senior Katie Bondoc.

Bondoc’s tie dyed t-shirt

Tie-dye has been a trend for a while now, and it’s the perfect way to stay comfy and cute during quarantine. 

By tie-dying your own clothes, it makes it easy to own one-of-a-kind pieces that are sure to make you stand out in a crowd. And plus, it gives you something to do while in quarantine and makes you feel like you’re being productive.

An old white sweatshirt turned trendy with Lewis’ tie dye

“It was fun to know that what I made was original and that no one else would have the same thing,” said junior Megan Lewis. “It was my own piece.”

You can dye almost everything. You can transform your socks, sweatpants, sweatshirts, or old t-shirts, and is the perfect way to switch up your wardrobe.  “I had so many plain white tops and it was just making my outfits look so boring and I didn’t feel like paying $100 for a cool sweatshirt,” said Lewis, who dyed multiple articles of her clothes. “I wanted to change up my style a little bit too.”

Lewis’ tie dyed Lululemon long sleeve