Faux Batik and Tie Dye Patriotic Table Cloth


Using Elmer's Washable glue as a faux batik medium and a basic tie dye method I made this stars and stripes table cloth for the Fourth of July. The washable glue worked like a charm to seal the fabric from the dye, I was surprised, indeed.
Rubber banding the end sections kept the two patterns separate.
Rubber banding the end sections kept the two patterns separate.
Using Elmer's washable glue and a DIY stencil, I was able to make a star pattern across the fabric.
Using Elmer's washable glue and a DIY stencil, I was able to make a star pattern across the fabric.
Running two lengths of star pattern down the center makes it attention grabbing.
Running two lengths of star pattern down the center makes it attention grabbing.
Creating pre-folded pleats with a hot iron will help with keeping the design pattern in line.
Creating pre-folded pleats with a hot iron will help with keeping the design pattern in line.
Create the pattern by applying the washable glue over a diy template and letting it dry completely.
Create the pattern by applying the washable glue over a diy template and letting it dry completely.
Accordion fold and tie off with rubber bands and it is ready to be dyed.
Accordion fold and tie off with rubber bands and it is ready to be dyed.
Amy Ellis @ StowandTellU

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Go

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

10 of 10 comments
  • Doris Walker
    on Jul 2, 2015

    Wow! I hope I'll be brave enough to try this... :)

    • @Doris Walker I'm sooo sorry for the delayed response. But you can do this, it's really not too hard. Try it on a T-Shirt it will take way less time, and it will help you get the hang of it. Good luck Doris and thank you :-) Amy

  • Edn1897440
    on Jul 2, 2015

    Add to this post...I could cry. It is so beautil. You are very kind to post your creation.

Your comment...