This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft a dyed leather tunic with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

In Minecraft, you can dye leather armor such as leather caps, leather tunics, leather pants, and leather boots to change its color.

Let’s explore how to dye a leather tunic in Java Edition.

Choose a Dye

In Minecraft, you can change the color of a leather tunic with any of these dyes:

How to make Red Dye
How to make Green Dye
How to make Purple Dye
How to make Cyan Dye
How to make Light Gray Dye
 How to make Gray Dye
How to make Pink Dye
How to make Lime Dye
How to make Yellow Dye
How to make Light Blue Dye
How to make Magenta Dye
How to make Orange Dye
How to make Blue Dye
How to make Brown Dye
How to make Black Dye
How to make White Dye

Colors of Dyed Leather Tunic

The following is a list of the colors that you can dye a leather tunic in Minecraft:

Color Type of Leather Cap Dye to Use
Red Leather Cap
Orange Leather Cap
Yellow Leather Cap
Lime Leather Cap
Green Leather Cap
Light Blue Leather Cap
Cyan Leather Cap
Blue Leather Cap
Purple Leather Cap
Magenta Leather Cap
Pink Leather Cap
White Leather Cap
Light Gray Leather Cap
Gray Leather Cap
Black Leather Cap
Brown Leather Cap

How to craft a Dyed Leather Tunic in Survival Mode

1. Open the Crafting Menu

First, open your crafting table so that you have the 3×3 crafting grid that looks like this:

2. Add Items to make a Dyed Leather Tunic

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3×3 crafting grid. To make a dyed leather tunic, place 1 leather tunic and 1 dye of your choice in the 3×3 crafting grid. In this example, we have chosen to use a black dye as the dye.

When making a dyed leather tunic, the leather tunic and dye can be placed anywhere in the crafting grid. In this example, we have placed the items in the second row where the leather tunic is in the second box and the black dye is in the third box. This is the Minecraft crafting recipe for a dyed leather tunic.

Now that you have filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, the dyed leather tunic will appear in the box to the right.

3. Move the Dyed Leather Tunic to Inventory

Once you have crafted a dyed leather tunic, you need to move the new item to your inventory.

Congratulations, you have made a dyed leather tunic in Minecraft!


Durability represents how long the item will last. For tools, weapons and transportation, durability is the number of useful actions before the item is destroyed. For armor items, durability is the number of hits (that can be blocked by armor) before the item is destroyed. So the higher the durability number, the longer the item will last.

The following table shows the durability for each chestplate in Minecraft:

Name Durability
Netherite Chestplate 592
Diamond Chestplate 528
Chain Chestplate 240
Iron Chestplate 240
Golden Chestplate 112
Dyed Leather Tunic 80
Leather Tunic 80

Enchantments for Dyed Leather Tunic

In Minecraft, you can enchant a dyed leather tunic with the following enchantments:

Enchantment Description
Blast Protection Reduces blast and explosion damage
Curse of Binding Cursed item can not be removed from player
Curse of Vanishing Cursed item will disappear after player dies
Fire Protection Reduces damage caused by fire and lava
Mending Uses xp to mend your tools, weapons and armor
Projectile Protection Reduces projectile damage (arrows, fireballs, fire charges)
Protection General protection against attacks, fire, lava, and falling
Thorns Causes damage to attackers
Unbreaking Increases durability of item, in effect, by decreasing the chance of the tool, weapon, or armor taking durability damage when used
  • Enchantment is what the enchantment is called.
  • Description is the description of what the enchantment does.

See a complete list of Minecraft Enchantments that is interactive and searchable.

Things to Make with Dyed Leather Tunics

You can use dyed leather tunics to make items in Minecraft such as:

How to make an Enchanted Dyed Leather Tunic

Things to Do with Dyed Leather Tunics

Here are some activities that you can do with dyed leather tunics in Minecraft:

How to Put on Armor
How to Use an Armor Stand
How to make an Automatic Armor Equipper

Other Dyed Armor

You can make other dyed armor in Minecraft such as:

How to make a Dyed Leather Cap
How to make Dyed Leather Pants
How to make Dyed Leather Boots

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