Published Date August 20, 2019
Leggings are a wardrobe staple you can pretty much wear year round. Thank goodness, because they are so comfortable and work with so many different fashion looks. If you're on this site, you are most likely into tie-dye fashion (yay!), and we're happy to tell you that DIY tie-dye leggings are one more fab tie-dye fashion statement you can rock this year without spending a fortune on designer. (This year just keeps getting better!) We're totally feeling this inverted-V tie-dye pattern, so check out the tutorial below to see how easy it is to make your own pair of tie-dye leggings or tie-dye joggers with this cool design.
- Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit in Black (we recommend 2 to 4 bottles depending on fabric thickness)
- White 100% cotton leggings or joggers
- Disposable plastic table cover
- Zip ties (optional - as an alternative to rubber bands in kit)
- Washable marker
Wash your leggings or joggers and leave damp (do not use fabric softener). Smooth flat on your covered work surface and fold in half vertically, aligning all of your seams. Using a washable marker, draw a diagonal line from inseam to outer edge (seam) of legs.
Starting at inseam, pleat the leggings along the marker line so that the line aligns straight across the tops of pleats. Wrap a zip tie or rubber band tightly around this section to bind.
Continue binding fabric every 1 inch or so with zip ties or rubber bands until you reach the top of the leggings/joggers. Mix your dye according to instructions and begin adding to the fabric.
Add dye to the entire pair of leggings/joggers, rotating as needed to make sure you cover with dye. Wrap with the plastic table cover or plastic wrap to keep damp and allow the dye to set for time recommended in instructions.
Once the dye has set, cut off the rubber bands/zip ties and immediately wash and dry the leggings/joggers according to instructions. Make sure to wash separately from other clothing as some dye will rinse out in the wash.
How cool are these tie-dye leggings?! See how easy it is to make your own pair? Perfect for yoga class, math class or everything in between, make a statement with your own one-of-a-kind tie-dye fashion.