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Dress 'em up, dress 'em down. They'll be this season's fashion staple in your closet.
What's not to love about denim? And who doesn't need more tights? So make your own denim-esque leggy look for that cute fall skirt you've been dying to wear.

C'mon, here's the how-to:

Posted by edie d. from New York, New York, United States • Published See edie d.'s 41 projects »
  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. Denim Dyed Tights - Step 1
    Step 1

    Soak your tights in warm water for several minutes and squeeze out excess. Then start with the feet and scrunch the tights all the way up to the waistband.

  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. Denim Dyed Tights - Step 2
    Step 2

    Wrap the tights with rubberbands. The tighter the binding the more pronounced the effect.

  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. Denim Dyed Tights - Step 3
    Step 3

    Grab some rubber gloves and shake up your dye.
    I used 2Tbsp of RIT Denim dye with 4 cups of very hot water from the kettle. Test your dye color with a scrap of fabric and you can adjust the color with more water or dye.
    Remember: The dye will dry lighter, so keep that in mind.

  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. Denim Dyed Tights - Step 4
    Step 4

    Dunk your tights and agitate for 4-6 minutes. Remove from dye bath and take off the rubber bands. Next, rinse in cool water til water runs clear, wash in mild detergent and hang dry.

    That's it, you're done!!

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soo great!
edie d.
edie d. · New York, New York, US · 41 projects
Hey Ursula,
Thanks for the ♡ and, yeah, this should work fine for your cotton blend jeans. I would probably leave it in the dye a little longer than the nylon blend. Also, in my experience, cotton dries a little lighter as well so I'd go for a bit darker shade than the nylon to get to the right shade. Otherwise, the process would be the same.

Have fun with it if you make 'em. Would love to see pics!

Hannahble · Thomaston, Georgia, US · 4 projects
I really love this look, and I have some brand new white 98% cotton and 2% spandex jeans. Would this dyeing technique and brand of dye work on the jeans? Any tips?
mew · Division No. 18, Unorganized, Saskatchewan, CA · 2 projects
i have to make these <3 (:
erika m.
erika m. · Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX · 4 projects
i love everything u post, is very pretty.. i also suscribed to ur utube channel ;-)...
linda. · 27 projects
I love this so much.
I need like, a crafting day so I can just do a ton of projects.

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