To start, I bought a tie-dye kit from the store for $2.00, along with a $.97 plain white tote bag – this is a PRICEY endeavor my friends, but bear with me ☺
Second, wrap your fabric up with rubber bands. How you ‘tie’ the fabric will obviously impact the dye pattern, so make sure you know what you want it to look like. Here is a good reference for general ties/patterns.
Lay out plastic over your work area (keeping it classy with Walmart bags over here), and add water to the dye powder. Shake it up, and begin to lightly drip the dye over the cloth. For a darker look, add more, for a lighter look, add less. Remember to turn the fabric bunch around to get a more even coverage.
Once you are satisfied with your coverage, leave the cloth to soak up the dye for six to eight hours. I wrapped the cloth bundle in the plastic bags to keep it from drying out.
After six hours or so, cut the rubber bands with a pair of scissors and run the cloth under the tap until the water runs (mostly) clear. Throw the cloth in the washing machine with a little bit of detergent and air dry.