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What’s cuter than tie-dye baby clothes? Halloween Tie Dye Baby clothes and costumes 🎃
We know that this Halloween isn’t going to be like every other year but that doesn’t mean it has to be any less fun! Social Distancing doesn’t really lend itself to a traditional night of trick or treating but there are so many activities that could be done at home like bobbing for apples in the kitchen sink or having a spooky disco all dressed up with friends over Zoom, you can even get Trick or Treat Activity boxes from Etsy to help keep little hands entertained. There’s also no reason why we can’t make the most of the best dress up holiday of the year by going all out with our costumes.
Today I’m going to show you how to make sure your little pumpkin is the cutest in the patch with our fun tie-dye baby grow DIY
Halloween Tie Dye Baby Clothes
Here’s what you’ll need
- Baby Grows or T-shirts – You can reuse old clothes that could do with a freshen up or buy plain clothing from a highstreet store/supermarket
- Cricut Machine or other vinyl cutting machine – Fancy winning a brand new Cricut Maker? Enter our giveaway!
- SVG File from Design Bundles
- HTV Vinyl –
Tie-Dye Supplies and Kits
- Dylon Hand Dye – This is my personal favourite dye to use, stays true to colour and is vibrant
- TBC (The Best Crafts) Tie Dye Kit – this is showing as the highest-rated kit on Amazon and the reviews are great
- Tulip Tie Dye Kits – The Works has a big selection of Tulip Tie Dye kits available online
Tie Dye Baby Grows
In true Blue Peter style, ‘Here’s some I made earlier…’
I’ve had these tie dye baby grows since before my niece was born (May 2015) as that’s when I first toyed with the idea of opening a tie-dye baby and kids clothes business – I had a ton of stock made and designs tested but then another one of our ventures took off so it all got put in a suitcase and into the loft.
I did think to maybe attempt to launch it again at the start of 2020 but then COVID hit and then all of a sudden everyone and their dog was opening tie-dye shops over lockdown (one day I’ll tell you all about my superpower of coming up with ideas about 5-6 years before their time, it’s happened a lot, I should probably learn from it 😂)
So all that to say, I won’t be teaching you how to tie-dye today but I have collated together a bunch of tutorials from other crafters to show you how to do it if you are interested.
How to Tie-Dye with Ice – Bre from Bre Pea has a great step by step for this technique
Tie-Dye with Permanent Markers – Bet you didn’t know you could tie-dye with permanent markers?
Bleach Tie- Dye – I’d class this as a kind of ‘reverse’ tie-dye as you aren’t adding colour but taking it away
16 Tie-Dye Folding Techniques – Picking the right fold pattern for your project can make a big difference to the overall design
Find a Halloween SVG file
I’m doing 3 different designs for this project (mainly because I found too many cute SVG’s to use!) One is going to be a ‘My First Halloween’ baby grow – which is an SVG that I found in this Halloween bundle, the second is going to be a Pumpkin face as I feel like the tie-dye pattern looks a bit like the lines you might get on a pumpkin which came from a ‘Halloween Faces‘ bundle and the final design is a bit more fiddly as it’s from an ‘Autumn Typography‘ set.
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Measure your design area
On baby grows I find it best to take your width measurement from under the arms, in this case for the smallest baby grow that measurement is 21cm, I know that most of the designs I have chosen are fairly square so I am going to make my design slightly smaller than that.
Upload SVG to Design Space
In the left-hand toolbar you have the upload option – click that and then click Upload Image. Once it’s uploaded, select the image from your library and click ‘Insert Images’.
It will now appear on your mat and you can manipulate the size of it to fit in your design area box we laid out in the previous step.
Resize your SVG’s to fit your design area
This is nice and simple for this project, I’ve not had to manipulate them to fit a certain shape I’ve just enlarged them to cover the area I need. I’m only using solid colours too so there is no need to organise any layers.
Prepare to Cut
We follow the same process as we would for any Cricut Project and go to the ‘Make It’ button, it’ll then take us to our mat layout screen where we need to make sure we select the ‘mirror’ option as we are using HTV as opposed to regular self-adhesive vinyl.
Once our vinyl is cut we weed it as we usually would and then get ready to heat press!
Follow the HTV manufacturers instructions for pressing as they can all be slightly different from brand to brand. I use a Cricut Easy Press to apply my HTV and also use a Teflon sheet and pillow, once the HTV has adhered I give it another press for a few seconds after I’ve removed the carrier sheet to make sure it is firmly on there.
Finished Halloween Tie-Dye Baby Clothes
I love how these have turned out! I think they look really effective on the orange tie-dye, I just need to find some recipients for them now – I’ll be giving them away for free over on Instagram so if anyone is interetsed in them please look for the post over there.
I’d love to see if you give this tutorial a go!
Make sure to tag me in any post you put of the finished results on Facebook or Instagram so I can share them around for you 😉