diy | swellmayde x quiksilver/roxy t-shirt tote bag

Thank you to QuiksilverRoxy surfer Kassia Meador and Foam Magazine for the cool collabo!  We thought it would be the perfect music festival bag.  More here... and see steps below...

-Quiksilver T-shirt (Men's small)
-Fabric Dye
-Salt and Water
-Embroidery Thread
-Spray Bottle

1. Cut around the neckline, in a half circle shape about 12 inches deep.
2. Cut off sleeves.
3. Cut off hem, curve at side seams.
4. Take the needle and embroidery floss and stitch around the bottom hem.
5. Follow the instructions for your particular fabric dye (every brand is a bit different) to create the dye bath. Quickly dip about half the bag in the dye bath.
6. Leave only 1/4 of the bag in the dye bath for about three minutes. This will make the bottom darker in color.
7. Hang to dry. Spritz water onto dyed areas using the spray bottle to get an even ombre. After air drying, throw in washing machine with warm water to set the dye in.


elle said...

love the ombre!! so pretty!!

augustalolita said...

this is really cool and i love the dye effect <3

Serendipity Max said...

This is such a good idea. Looks amazing.


Irene Wibowo said...

cool! nice post! :)

Love Simple Green

prettyquirkypants said...

Very cute DIY project! Handy for an old shirt :)
It would make a great grocery bag!


Juley said...

Really cool!!! Can you DIY those leather plastic bags too?!

Lia said...

Great DIY!!! I love this, and it looks so simple!

Lara said...

Great!!! I will try it!!


Anonymous said...

super cool! can't wait to try... the dye effect!

♥byAnja said...

love it!!!

Nikki said...

i'm inspired to try that ombre effect on one of my shirts!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

it came out awesome!!

<3 steffy

jen said...

love it! super!

her persona said...

oh so creative, love it

Natalie Miriam said...

I've made totes from t shirts before, but I love the dye job you did on this one! It definitely took the idea up a step. I'm going to keep that idea in mind. Thank you!

jess said...

It came out so well.

Fashion Tales.... said...

I love ombre effect. Great job as always dear! -xo

Serendipity Handmade said...

That is awesome! It has an 80s feel that I like.

New follower -- glad I found your blog.

Neysa Bové said...

cool idea :) xxo -nb

Miki's scrapbook said...

Cool tutorial, I love the color you used ;). And thanks a lot for dropping by, Aimee! I'm glad you found that post useful.

Hope you're having a great weekend! ;D


LongHairGirl said...

I just discovered your blog and I'll definitely follow. This is really cool!!! Hope you'll follow me too if you like my blog. :)

A. Skye said...

This is awesome!
I'll be doing a DIY similar to this on my blog soon.

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