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DIY Adventures with the Juarez Sisters | Tie-Dye Sweatsuits

Updated: May 4, 2020

Alright, so we did the damn thing! Yes, you heard it here first, we have officially delved into the world of tie-dye here, and there's no going back. Kimmy convinced me to try this DIY out after we bought our sweatsuits from Etsy. We realized that it might be easier than we thought to just make our own. So, we took out our laptops and got to ordering!

With our Amazon packages all delivered and an optimistic attitude, we were ready to tackle this DIY project! Going into this, we weren't sure if we were in over our heads, or if we should have been doing this years ago. The answer: we may be tie-dye addicts now!

With that being said, this is what you need to make your own.

What you need for this project is:

  • White Cotton Apparel (Sweatshirt and Sweatpants is what we did)

  • Rit Liquid Dye (the colors we used were Purple and Evening Blue)

  • Gloves

  • Trash Bags

  • Dish Soap

  • Warm/Hot water

  • Rubber Bands

  • An Optimistic and Creative Attitude!

Alright! Now that you have all of your supplies, the first step is getting all your chosen white apparel wet before you get dyeing. This helps the dye penetrate into your clothing better. Once your clothes are wet, you want to decide what pattern you want to do with your dye, we decided on the crinkle method, which gives a more marble effect. Check out this video by Toni Sevdalis to get in-depth instructions on how to properly do this technique (this is hands-down the best videos on this!) and highly suggest you check out this video as a point of reference.

Once you rubber band your clothes and add the dye according to Toni, yes I still think you should watch her video, you will leave your creation overnight to full absorb the dye and then rinse and wash it in the morning.

This was how our creations turned out!


I used the purple dye on my sweatsuit and used an Iron-On Patch of Luna, from Sailor Moon, that I bought from Forest Ink. This shop is a great place to find fandom patches! You can find them on Etsy or directly through their site.


Kimmy used the Evening Blue color for her sweatsuit and it gave a great cloud effect. She also bought this butterfly iron-on patch to give it some personality!

The Kids

The Kids, our cousins Christopher & Lesley, decided to do spirals for their patterns and they turned out great too! Lesley even used both the purple and blue in her creation. We had so much fun and saved money making our sweatsuits for the fraction of the cost!

If you try to make your own tie-dye works of art, be sure to let us know in the comments and show us a picture:) That's all from me!

Keep it Authentic

-Amy ♥️

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