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DIY Tie-Dye Knee Socks Tutorial

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Tie-dye socks are fun and easy to make and are perfect to include in a gift basket.Tie-Dye Socks with Pampered Foot Gift Basket - Create these fun tie-dye socks and include them as part of a pampered foot gift basket.

I’m a colorful person. I love wearing bright colors, especially tie-dyed prints. I have tie-dyed all sorts of things to display and wear, including socks. I recently made some tie-dye socks to be part of a pampered foot gift basket for a friend. Follow the directions below to make your own pair.

Tie-Dye Socks Tutorial


white knee socks
rubber bands
soda ash
fabric dye
plastic table cover
rubber gloves
zip-top plastic bagstie-dye-socks-supplies


Wash and dry the socks.
Soak the socks in a soda ash mixture. Mixing directions can be found on soda ash container.
Tie the socks using rubber bands. I had 3 pairs of socks and I tied each pair in a different pattern. I like my socks to be somewhat symmetrical, so I tied each sock in a pair the same way.tie-dye-socks-tie-with-rubber-bands
Cover the dying surface with plastic.
Apply dye to socks. Since my dye was in spray bottles, I removed the lid and poured the desired dye over each area of the socks.tie-dye-socks-add-dyetie-dye-socks-dye-added
Carefully place each pair of socks in a zip-top plastic bag and close the bag.tie-dye-socks-put-in-bag
Lay the bag on a flat surface and let the dye soak in overnight.
Rinse the dye using cold water until the water runs clear. The darkness of the dye will depend on the fibers of the sock. I used acrylic, so the colors faded. The colors will be more vibrant with cotton socks. I like to rinse my socks outside with the hose.tie-dye-socks-rinse
Wash and dry the socks before wearing.
Let the recipient know to wash the socks separately or with like colors for the first several washes.tie-dye-socks-tie-wash-dry

I love how the socks turned out. I will be making some for myself soon!

These tie-dye knee socks were part of a special gift basket for a friend of mine. She works hard on her feet and talks about how she wishes she could get routine pedicures. I thought she would love to receive a pampered foot basket that includes two great items from Amope® that she can use to give herself a pedicure at home. The Amope® Pedi Perfect has a unique roller head with Diamond Crystals, which gently removes hard skin and leaves feet feeling silky smooth. The Amope® Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System works by electrically filing, buffing and polishing both toenails and fingernails.

Pampered Foot Gift Basket

posted 14 Nov 2016

The pampered foot gift basket that I gifted to my friend included the following:

  • Amope® Pedi Perfect Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File, Pink
  • Amope® Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail File
  • 2 Pair of Tie-Dye Knee Socks
  • Foot Cream
  • 3 Bottles of Colorful Nail Polish
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Nail Brush
  • Nail Clippers
  • Toe Separators


What color dyes will you use for your tie-dye socks? Get more holiday gift ideas at the Amope® Social Hub.

Pampered Foot Gift Basket - Create a pampered foot gift basket for a special someone.

Kelly Hutchinson

Thursday 17th of November 2016

These are so cute. A great project to do with the kids! I know they would love these, too!

Diana Rambles

Thursday 17th of November 2016

Yes! Who doesn't like tie-dye?

Rachael Yerkes

Thursday 17th of November 2016

My daughter would have so much fun making these knee socks. I can see her whole softball team loving them. And what a fun gift idea too!

Diana Rambles

Thursday 17th of November 2016

What a great idea for sports teams!


Wednesday 16th of November 2016

I never thought of tie dying socks before. What a fun idea. And what a thoughtful gift basket.

Diana Rambles

Thursday 17th of November 2016

Thank you!

Oriana Romero

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

I have not done tye dye in years. I would love to get this as a gift. I will have to make a few for the holidays.

Diana Rambles

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

I do it so much that I have a tie-dye station set up in my back yard.

Tammi Roy

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

I have a few people in mind for this gift basket. It is such a fun idea. I will have to get the supplies I need this week.

Diana Rambles

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

Have fun!

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