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Halloween Dyed Tights

The Guilty Crafter's Dye-I-Y studio

By Angela Daniels

September 5, 2016

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Project Description

One of my favorite things to dye are tights. They only take a small amount of dye and you can even dye right in a mason jar! I thought it would be fun to create Halloween tights for my daughter. With a few rubber bands and 2 colors of Rit dye (Tangerine and Black), I was able to whip up these cute, custom dyed tights in under 30 minutes.


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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About 30 minutes

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  •   mason jars

  •   rubber stamps

Step By Step

  1. Any nylon tights should work for this project.

  2. Pro-tip: I wash everything before I dye it. For nylons, I simply hold them under my kitchen tap and add a drop of liquid fabric detergent and rinse thoroughly.

  3. To create the stripe effect, I tightly rubber banded each leg at alternating intervals.

  4. I added a few tablespoons of each color of dye into a mason jar with hot water and stirred to mix. By making 2 dye baths at the same time, I was able to dye both legs different colors in one step. I occasionally stirred each dye bath to make sure the dye was able to flow freely through each leg of the tights. When the desired color is achieved (about 15 minutes), I carefully rinsed each leg of the tights under cold water (make sure you keep the legs apart so you don't mix the colors! Rinse until the water runs clear and air dry.

  5. And done. Super custom and cute. My daughter wants more tights in different colors!

  • Marsha Goggin

    My daughter is trying to create a difficult split Halloween costume that will be one side Alice and one side Cheshire Cat. One side one the shirt will be dyed all purple while the other side will be mainly white with a little bit of blue drawn in for her shirt. How can we use Rit dye on a T-Shirt to basically draw/color in sections while leaving other parts still white?

    • https://www.ritdye.com RitDye

      Hello Marsha,
      Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately there is no way to prevent the dye from bleeding onto the other sections of the shirt. Should you decide to attempt to dye the fabric anyways, you may be able to use the stove top method and carefully keep half of the shirt submerged in the hot dye bath. There is no way to guarantee that this method will work however, you may be able to get close. Hope this helps.




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