We’ve been coveting a striped beach tote all year long. Instead of purchasing one at a nearby department store, we’ve opted to create one using a solid bag and our very own RIT dye.
Lay your bag on a flat surface. Using your tape, create even stripes wrapping all the way around the bag. NOTE: The exposed portion of your bag will absorb the dye.
Press the tape down making sure the fabric is protected.
Once you are happy with the striped pattern it is time to prepare your dye.
Following the Rit Dye instructions, we combined the Rit dye powder with 2 cups of hot water, and 5 cups of lukewarm water in order to fill our bucket.
Since we didn’t want to dip our bag into the bucket and risk ruining our design, we dipped a spray bottle into the bucket. By spraying our bag with the dye we were able to control the amount of liquid that may have seeped under the tape.
Continue doing this for both sides.
Once the bag has dried, remove the tape and there you have it! You’re one of a kind striped beach bag!