Video:How to Tie Dye Leggingswith Jen D'Amore
Tie dye leggings using a method that works with the shape of the garment for a fun new way to wear leggings. Learn this easy technique to create monochromatic tie dye leggings.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Tie Dye LeggingsHi, I'm Jen D'Amore for About.com, and today I'm going to show you how to tie dye leggings.
Supplies to Tie Dye LeggingsYou'll need:
- White leggings
- Fabric dye
- Rubber bands
- Plastic or rubber gloves
- Plastic bags
- A tray with a grate
- A bucket of water
Tie Dying the LeggingsDamp fabric will ease the spreading of the dye. So first, dunk the leggings and squeeze them out. Working with the shape of the garment, fold it as you would as if you were trying to iron a crease down the front of the leg. Zig zag a loose accordion pattern, going back and forth. Secure it with rubber bands tightly in the center, which is the outside of the leg.
Add dye. Make sure to cover the front and the back.
You can also do a more random experiment, by putting tight rubber bands around the leggings.
Wherever the bands are, the more white you’ll have in your pattern.
Wrap it in plastic bags or saran wrap and let it sit overnight to set.
Wash it out until the water runs clear…and see what you’ve got.
Wash them in hot water with a little detergent.
Other ways to set the dye include adding vinegar to the wash, or using a hot iron when they're dry.
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