How to Tie Dye a Scarf

Tie-Dyed Scarf

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores

Additional Information



  • 1/2 yd chiffon
  • 1/2 yd satin
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Sharpie fabric markers
  • Ranger dyes Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Elastic bands
  • Craft gloves
  • Plastic sheet, re-used plastic bag
  • Iron

DIRECTIONS: Seam allowance is 1/4".

  1. Cut two 58" pieces of each fabric, or desired length.
  2. Scrunch each piece up, and tie with elastics in different areas.
  3. Use Sharpie markers to color areas where the elastic bands are tied. Do this for both pieces of fabric.
  4. Put on craft gloves. Stand over a sink. Spray Alcohol Blending Solution onto fabric. Colors will run off. Dilute colors further by adding more solution. Do this for both pieces of fabric. Allow to dry on plastic sheet.
  5. Once dry, cut the elastics to display the tie-dyed pattern. Rinse fabric under cold water to remove any excess alcohol blending solution.
  6. Heat set the fabrics using an iron on the appropriate setting.
  7. With the wrong sides together, sew the two fabrics together. Leave 1-1/2" to turn. Turn right side out and slipstitch opening. Stitch around outer edge to complete scarf.