Stripes Tie Dye Patterns & Folding Techniques

You’ve come to the correct place if you’re looking for a basic stripe tie-dye technique. Stripes tie-dye pattern is an easy and enjoyable design to make. Learn how to make a stripe tie-dye shirt by following these simple instructions. You may even create your own tie-dye patterns by making minor modifications such as folding the stripes diagonally, vertically, or horizontally.

This easy tie-dye technique may be done with as many dye colors as you like, whether you want horizontal or vertical stripes! You may use as many dye colors as you desire with the striped tie-dye design. Have fun and try new things – there is no perfect method to tie dye!

Requirements for stripes tie-dye pattern

  • Bucket
  • Cotton T-shirt
  • Gloves
  • Plastic sheet
  • Rubber bands
  • Squirt bottle
  • Tie dye kit
  • Washing soda
  • Ziplock bag


  • Lay the damp fabric and make pleats of the fabric in horizontal or vertical lines, as per the stripes desired.
  • Now once the fabric is pleated, Use rubber bands to secure your pleated fabric, evenly spacing rubber bands and adding as many as desired. You can space the rubber bands far apart for wider stripes, or close together for thin stripes. It’s totally up to you!
  • Once this is done, squirt the chosen colors and let the fabric dry for 6-8 hours.
  • Voila, DIY Striped Tie-dye Fabric is ready.

Versions of stripes tie-dye pattern

Depending on your preferences, you may create several variations in a striped tie-dye pattern. I’ve included the famous ones below.

  1. Diagonal stripes
  2. Horizontal stripes
  3. Rainbow stripes
  4. Tiger stripes
  5. Vertical stripes

1. Diagonal stripes

Follow these simple steps to produce a diagonally striped shirt.

Place the shirt on the ground. Begin folding the shirt in a series of 1′′ accordion folds from the bottom-left corner. Make a paper fan by alternating the folds back and forth. Rubber bands should be used to secure the folded shirt, one every 1 to 2 inches. Apply alternating dye colors in portions to produce stripes.

diagonal stripes

2. Horizontal Stripes

You’ll need to fold your shirt vertically to construct a tie-dye shirt with horizontal stripes. Continue folding the garment until it is completely folded. The horizontal stripes will be separated by the rubber bands when the garment is knotted.

Horizontal stripes tie dye

3. Rainbow Stripes

Even if it’s cloudy outside, a rainbow stripe tie-dye pattern on the front will brighten up your day. To obtain this more abstract look, dampen your shirt thoroughly before dyeing it, and don’t tie rubber bands firmly around the cloth. You may even avoid the rubber band binding and simply squeeze the colors together to mildly combine them. Have fun and play around with it!

Rainbow stripes

Apart from stripes, crumple is also a famous technique to tie dye shirts, read the complete process here: Crumple tie dye.

4. Tiger Stripes

It’s a lot of fun to make a tiger stripes pattern. Let’s try this crazy pattern by following the simple guide below.

Begin by pulling a few folds up. Continue to hold on to the various pieces of the t-shirt, bringing them in a somewhat parallel but not fully parallel manner. After you’ve added pleats and creases to your shirt, fold it in half since the important point we want is these creases, and then fold the shirt in half and tie it up nice and tight with thread or rubber bands.

Simply cover the top and bottom of the garment with orange dye and lay it aside for 30 minutes to create the tiger stripe. When we apply the black, we don’t want it to seep all the way into the pleats; instead, we want it to be only on the tops of the creases to create the lines. Apply the black on top with a brush and heavy black dyes all over. Let the shirt sit for 6-8 hours and enjoy your wild tiger stripes pattern.

Tiger Stripes Tie dye

5. Vertical Stripes

You’ll need to fold your shirt horizontally to create a vertically striped tie-dye shirt. Continue folding until the entire garment is folded. The vertical stripes will be separated by the rubber bands after the garment is knotted.

Vertical Stripes tie dye


Among the several tie-dye processes, I would say this is the simplest and most effective way to tie-dye a garment. Simply pick your preferred style and dye colors, then begin folding and tying. Try it out right now and see for yourself how lovely the patterns are! Happy crafting!

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