Dye Your Workout Clothes

April 18 2019

Are your workout clothes looking old and worn? Bring them back to life with Rit DyeMore. Our DyeMore product line was created to dye synthetic fabrics, similar to what your workout clothes are made of. Here we took a pair of white leggings and dyed them with our new Tropical Teal. We love the finished product so much!

Supplies
  • White Leggings or Workout Clothes
  • Rit DyeMore Liquid: Tropical Teal or Your Favorite Color(s)
  • Pot
  • Tongs
  • Liquid Dish Detergent
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Measuring Cup
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Plastic Table Cover
  • Paper Towels
Time
Under 1 Hour Total: {{ partial.t9WY.total }}
Difficulty
Beginner Total: {{ partial.t5KK.total }}
Instructions
  1. Cover work area with plastic table cover and have paper towels handy to protect against any possible spills. Gather supplies.
  2. For best results, prewash leggings to remove any finishes that may interfere with dye absorption. Leave damp. 
  3. Wearing rubber gloves, fill a pot with 3 gallons of water. Add 1 teaspoon of dish detergent to help promote level dyeing. Cover pot and heat water on stove top to just below boiling (200 F° or greater). 
  4. When water begins to simmer, add ½ cup of well-shaken Tropical Teal dye and mix well. If dyeing 100% polyester, add 1 cup of dye. Keep temperature at a low simmer for the duration of your dyeing. 
  5. Add workout clothes to the dyebath.  
  6. Stir slowly and continuously. The first 10 minutes are the most critical. Stirring helps to ensure an even color with no splotches.
  7. When desired color is achieved, remove from dyebath. Fabric will look darker when wet and will dry lighter. These leggings were left in the dyebath for 30 minutes. Squeeze out excess dye. 
  8. Run under cool water until the water runs clear. 
  9. Wash in warm water with a mild detergent, rinse and dry.
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