During this uneasy time of social distancing and quarantine, working from home has become a new norm for many of us. It’s time to get comfortable! You don’t have to think about the question of ‘what should I wear today?’ Chic loungewear or sweatsuit will make you genuinely enjoy working from home.
As many celebs wearing tie-dye sweats while in quarantine, tie-dye clothing has become the new celebrity-approved work-from-home uniform. If you want to have the similar clothes as the celeb you like, you can make yourself or with your family as a fun DIY project during quarantine. It’s an easy DIY project that you can use with clothes you have at home or can purchase from us. Many popular retailers like Urban Outfitters — they have champion tie-dye items, but you can save yourself a few extra bucks by making something similar yourself. At NYFifth, we have something similar avaliable including Champion reverse weave sweatshirt and hoodie, Champion short sleeve tagless tee that are great for DIY at home and are comfortable without sacrificing style.
A popular trend right now is the tie-dye sweatsuit. Popular youtube [DIY: Tie Dye Matching Sweatsuit] shows how you can create the tie-dye sweatsuit at your own home.
Before creating the vibrant tie-dye sweatsuit set, here are some materials needed: hoodie, sweatpants, tie dye kit, rubber bands, gloves, and a basin of water. If there is no right sweatshirt and sweatpants at your home, we recommened some products for you to make tie-dye sweatsuit set:
White sweatpants for men & women:
- Gildan G184FL – Ladies 7.75 oz. Heavy Blend 50/50 Open-Bottom Sweatpants
- Port & Company® PC90P – Ultimate Sweatpant with Pockets
White sweatshirts & hoodies that are affordable:
- Gildan 18500 – Heavy Blend Hooded Sweatshirt
- Gildan 12000 – Ultra Blend Crewneck Sweatshirt
- Gildan 18000 – Heavy Blend 8 oz., 50/50 Fleece Crewneck Sweatshirt
- Hanes® F170 – Ultra Cotton® Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt
- J. America 8824 – Premium Hooded Sweatshirt
- Champion S600 – Double Dry Eco Crewneck Sweatshirt
- Champion S700 – Double Dry Eco Hooded Sweatshirt
Other Popular Tie Dye Patterns
Tie-Dye is one of the most popular and fun ways to create super cool patterns. When you tie-dye fabrics, you become your own designer by making an original piece of art. At NYFifth, we offer 5 cool tie dye shirt patterns that will brighten up your style for the summer. Do you want to learn how to create more amazing tie dye patterns? We have rounded up 3 popular tie dye patterns below:
Tie Dye Spiral Pattern
Tie dye spiral pattern is one of the most popular patterns. This classic tie dye pattern with kaleidoscopic color and design might transport you back to childhood. It’s a perfect pattern to do for tie dye towels for the summertime. It’s very easy to do, then follow the video to do tie dye spiral technique.
Material Needed: white cotton t-shirt, tie dye kit, water, rubber bands, gloves, plastic bag or plastic wrap.
Step 1: Lay a pre-washed, still damp white t-shirt out flat on covered work surface.
Step 2: Pick a spot on the t-shirt and pinch some fabric to place between your fingers. Twist until all fabric is in a spiral shape.
Step 3: Take 3-4 rubber bands and wrap them around the t-shirt to secure.
Step 4: Mix your dye with water according to the package instructions.
Step 5: Wearing gloves, and try to fully cover the t-shirt with dye.
Step 6: Wrap it in plastic bag and let it sit for six to eight hours or longer for the dye to fully set.
Step 7: Remove the t-shirt from the bag and remove the rubber bands, rinse off the excess dye under running water until the water runs fairly clear. Put the t-shirt into air-dry or hang it outdoors to dry.
Crumple Tie Dye Pattern
The crumple tie dye pattern is popular as well. It is a classic way usually used for tie dye shirts or tie dye sweatsuits. There’s no wrong way to do this easy-to-do tie-dye technique. Just scrunch, crunch and dye! Follow this video to do the crumple tie dye pattern.
Material Needed: white cotton t-shirt, tie dye kit, water, apron and gloves, plastic table cover.
Step 1: Place damp t-shirt on protected work surface.
Step 2: Using your fingertips, scrunch t-shirt together.
Step 3: Wearing gloves and apron, mix dye as instructed on package.
Step 4: Randomly squeeze dye onto t-shirt.
Step 5: Wrap t-shirt in plastic table cover and let set for 6-8 hours.
Step 6: Rinse t-shirt in running water until water runs clear. Wash and dry t-shirt separately.
Tie Dye with Bleach
If you’re looking for a way to update your dark clothes, try tie dyeing with bleach! It is “acid wash” trend and is best used on dark colors. Follow this video to tie dye with bleach, you’ll get a cool design that stands out well against dark colors.
Material Needed: Cotton clothing in a dark color, squeeze bottle, rubber bands, heavy rubber gloves, water, bleach, protected work surface.
Step 1: Twist your garment to create a pattern and secure it with rubber bands.
Step 2: Wearing heavy rubber gloves. Fill a squeeze bottle with a mixture of 1/2 bleach and 1/2 water.
Step 3: Squeeze the bleach mixture to the exposed fabric of the garment.
Step 4: Allow the bleach to sit on the fabric for 8-10 minutes.
Step 5: Remove all the rubber bands. Wash the garment right away. If you hand wash it, make sure to leave on your gloves until you’ve finished rinsing it.
Step 6: Put the garment into air-dry or hang it outdoors to dry.
After watching the above videos, are you itch to try? Elevate your WFH look from boring to bold with tie-dye t-shirts, tie-dye sweatshirts, tie-dye sweatpants, and more! At NYFifth, we offer a huge selection of white t-shirts, white sweatshirts and hoodies for you to create unique tie-dye patterns.
White T-shirts for Tie Dying
In order to guarantee the best looking tie dye results possible, we recommend using 100% cotton t-shirts over any other fabrics. Cotton is great at sucking up those colors and holding them in, even after multiple washes. Here are three of our best 100% cotton t-shirts that can be purchased in bulk to save money.
From left to right:
- Anvil 980 – 100% Cotton Lightweight T-Shirt
- Gildan 2000 – Ultra Cotton 100% Cotton T-Shirt
- Champion T525C – 100% Cotton Tagless T-Shirt
Trendy White Shirts
- Bella + Canvas 8881 – Crewneck Flowy Boxy Cropped T-Shirt
- Bella + Canvas 8882 – Women’s Flowy Cropped Tee
- Next Level 1560 – Women’s Ideal Dolman
White Sweatshirts & Hoodies