Temperatures have been blazing in Birmingham this month, and while it’s hard to believe Fall is right around the corner, our stores are filling up with beautiful jackets, distressed denim, and booties! As much as we love Summer, we always look forward to this change in season. Cozy sweaters, scarves, layers—we can’t wait! Our Fall displays are up, and we’re so excited to share our inspiration and a fun DIY with you!
1. Before you start dying you’ll need to create your dye bath. Combine all the pre-filled packets included in the dye kit into your bucket of water. Use the wooden stick to mix all the packets together. Stir very slowly so you don’t let too much oxygen in. Once it’s foamy and green on top, cover the bucket and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. The longer you let it sit, the darker the indigo will turn out!
2. Submerge your fabric into the dye bath and let it sit for 10-30 minutes. Make sure every part of the fabric is immersed to make sure the fabric is equally covered in dye. When you take the fabric out of the dye bath it will look green at first, but don’t worry! It will turn indigo after a minute or two. After you take the fabric out and let it oxidize, you can re-dye it to get an even darker indigo. We dyed some of our fabric lighter and some darker to get some variation.
3. Wash your fabric and hang to dry.
4. Once your fabric is washed and dry, you’re ready to start cutting the triangles. We used a 60° triangle template to create hexagons. Cut as many triangles as you like!
5. Sew your triangles together using a sewing machine to make a hexagon. Make sure the flat tips are facing the center. Once you’ve made several hexagons, sew them together to make a panel! We love the texture of the loose strings and raw edges facing the front, but you can trim the strings and flip it over for a cleaner look.
We hope you enjoyed this DIY. We’d love to see your finished creations! Send photos of your project to .