**Pre-wash shirt before starting the tie-dying process
After the sleeves are tied, crumple the body of the shirt. Bundle and reinforce with extra rubber bands.
Pour 3 quarts of bleach and 3 quarts of water into a plastic container. Using rubber or plastic gloves, place the shirt into the bleach mixture.
Let the shirt sit for approximately 15-20 minutes. If the shirt isn’t completely submerged, give it about 15 minutes on each side. Watch it carefully after the first 15 minutes – as soon as the color starts to lighten, remove it from the bleach. Snip off the rubber bands and rinse thoroughly with water.
Throw it in the dyer and your denim tie dye shirt is ready to wear!