Use a washed, dry and uncreased T-shirt. Stuff a piece of card or the like inside the T-shirt, to prevent dye seeping through to the back.
Use square sponges for printing the motif. Pour some dye onto a palette or other flat surface. Soak the end of the sponge in the dye so it absorbs the dye evenly.
Start by measuring the T-shirt to determine the centre and the distance from the neck opening to the motif. Mark the centre of the motif with your first print.
Let the motif spread out from the centre outwards; this makes it easier to centre on the T-shirt. Make the motif using square prints spaced slightly apart.
Allow the dye to dry completely. Then fix the design using an iron on the garment (turned inside out) for 3 to 5 minutes on the irons cotton setting. After 24 hours, your garment will be machine-washable at 40 °C.
Make a Europop top featuring a portrait of yourself or someone special in pixelated Eurovision song-contest style. Sketch out your design first or just pixel free-hand. To make the neat pixel squares, stamp on dye using squared foam rubber sponges, either ready-cut or cut free hand. Remember to choose a palette of colours to match however dark or light your top is. We used fabric dye for dark fabrics for our T-shirt.