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Custom Tie Dye Sarong
We like to try new things from time to time here at Custom Sarongs. One of our most recent projects was to create a custom tie-dye sarong. You can find tie dye sarongs for sale online and in stores, but we wanted to create our own.   

With a plain white sarong and a basic tie dye kit, we were able to create two AWESOME sarongs. Below is a breakdown of how we tie dyed the sarongs.

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Step One:
Purchase a white sarong and a basic tie dye kit.

Step Two: Soak the sarong in water and strain it.
Step Two:
Soak the sarong in water and strain it.


Step Three:  Lay the sarong out on the ground.  Find the middle, pinch it slightly, and turn your hand clockwise to bring the sarong together in a circular shape.
Step Three: 
Lay the sarong out on the ground. Find the middle, pinch it slightly, and turn your hand clockwise to bring the sarong together in a circular shape.  

Step Four:  After the sarong is shaped in a circle, wrap it with rubber bands to hold everything in place.
Step Four:
After the sarong is shaped in a circle, wrap it with rubber bands to hold everything in place.

Step Five:  Prepare the white ash solution with warm water.  Dunk the sarong in the water and leave it to soak for 20 minutes.  After, take the bundled sarong out and strain the water out.
Step Five: 
Prepare the white ash solution with warm water. Dunk the sarong in the water and leave it to soak for 20 minutes. After, take the bundled sarong out and strain the water out.

Step Six: Place the sarong in a protected area where you can get messy.  Prep the dye bottles and begin dying the sarong.   There are detailed instructions on how to dye the sarong in your tie dye kit.
Step Six:
Place the sarong in a protected area where you can get messy. Prep the dye bottles and begin dying the sarong. There are detailed instructions on how to dye the sarong in your tie dye kit.  

Step Seven:  Dye the sarongs in a circular pattern. The ink comes out pretty slow so be generous and don't worry about messing up. Make sure you get both sides of the sarong and that the ink has penetrated the inside of the sarong.
Step Seven: 
Dye the sarongs in a circular pattern. The ink comes out pretty slow so be generous and don't worry about messing up. Make sure you get both sides of the sarong and that the ink has penetrated the inside of the sarong.

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Step Eight: 
Place the sarong inside a bag and let it sit for 24 hours so that the ink sets.


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Step Nine: 
Run your sarong through cold water to remove the excess ink. Wash, dry, and iron your sarong.

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Finished Tie-Dye Sarong
White Sarong and a basic tie dye kit
A White Sarong and a basic tie dye kit = $25 
Don't worry about buying each item separate, get both at once! The tie dye kit comes with three different colors and has enough ink to create 10+ sarongs!  - Click here to purchase the kit.

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Sarong used as a table cloth
Sarong used as a table cloth
A sarong or pareo is a great way to protect your furniture while also displaying the beautiful pattern or design on the sarong itself. As you can see in the photo to the left, this red Rapa Nui sarong goes perfect with the dark table and African tchotshkes

Depending on the size of the furniture and how much of the sarong you want to display, you can use a half sarong or full size sarong. If you want to lay it a certain way, a sarong is very easy to customize to fit a certain surface.  

 
 
Custom Sarong used as a towel at the beach
Custom Sarong used as a towel at the beach
Custom Towel? Nope, it's a custom sarong!

Sarongs are much more practical at the beach. They are lighter, thinner, and more fun.  A sarong is so thin, you can fit it in your purse or pocket. You can also wear it around your waist, around your back, or around your head.   



 

Sarong has many different names in different parts of the world: Canga, Kikoy, Kanga, Pareo, Lavalava, Lamba, Capulana, Zambias, Sampot, Longyi etc.
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