The product is now in your cart

Shopping bag

Dye cushions with the batik technique

DIY

by Panduro

Dye cushions with the batik technique

Dye cushions with the batik technique

How to instructions

  • 1

    Use a white cushion cover. Wet the fabric and squeeze out excess water.

  • 2

    Make the ties, knots and pleats for your tie-dye. Pinch the centre of the cushion cover, allowing the rest of the fabric to drape around it to form a long roll.

  • 3

    Secure the roll with cotton string or rubber bands spaced a bit apart.

  • 4

    Pour fabric dye onto the roll. You can also experiment with using different colour dyes. For best results, leave a little gap between each colour. Leave the dye to soak into the roll for about one hour.

  • 5

    Snip off the ties/rubber bands and leave the fabric to dry.

  • 6

    Fix the dye in the oven at 150 °C for 5 minutes.

This liquid fabric dye has a great watercolour quality, making it perfect for recolouring cushion covers and other soft furnishings using tie-dye. This dye is suitable for use on white and pale-coloured cotton fabrics. For a stubborn stain on a cushion or towel, don't discard them, but upcycle and transform them using tie-dye for a stunning kaleidoscope of colours! Wear gloves and protect your work surface and clothes before starting. Your tie-dyed cushion covers are washable at 40 °C. Wash separately the first couple of times.

More creative ideas