Avalon Potter for ILoveToCreate Teen Crafts: Tie Dye Tulip Socks

Tie-Dye Tulip socks

ILoveToCreate Teen Crafts
Tie Dye Tulip Socks
Avalon Potter
"Teen crafted, mom approved."

I have a confession to make; I have a knee high sock obsession. They fill my drawers, they are scattered across my room, and they are even on my feet right now! I had been trying out an idea with tie dye and I had so much left over I scoured my room for something else to dye. After I had dyed the socks and another white shirt I put it the wash and anxiously awaited the result. When I saw the original shirt I realized it was not going to work out so I grabbed my socks and thought up a new design!

One Step Tie-Dye Classic
White knee high socks
Aleenes fabric fusion
White shirt (Use an old white shirt since you will be cutting it)



1. Follow the instructions in the kit for the folding technique on your pair of socks.

2. Next for your shirt follow the swirl technique instructions in the kit.

3. Let the shirt and socks sit for 5-6 hours as per instructions. Take the rubber bands off and wash and dry them.

4. Take your shirt and cut off the seam on the bottom (this will be the flower). It should be about 12 inches long and ¾ inch wide. You will need two pieces.

5. Tie a knot at the end of the strip and begin twisting and rolling the strip around the knot, dabbing glue as you roll.

6. Continue rolling, twisting and gluing until you reach the end then attach the end to the back of the flower.

7. Sew the back of the flower to the top of the sock.

8. Enjoy wearing your amazing tie dye socks!


Unknown said...

Awesome socks! Can't wait to see what you do next

Michelle Kemper Brownlow said...

Just posted you on my facebook! You need a book deal, my dear!!!!

April jones said...

OMG this is Soooooooooooo amazing you are Soooooo awesome!!!! I can't wait to make this with my friends!!! I hope someday I can have a blog as aaaammmmmmaaaZzziiinnnggg as yours!!!!!

Betty crownwald said...

Very cool girl! Can't wait to try this technique with my daughter!

Donna burnstien said...

Ahhhh my grandchildren are going to love this! Thanks for the project!

Victoria Arduino said...

I have to say tulip dye is fabulous! And girl I love knee high socks!

Pauline Revel said...

Wow this makes me want to dance in the rain! It is so groovy an reminds me of the tubular times in the 70's!!!!

Charlie dogson said...

Wow I think my wife and daughter are going to love this project!