Friday, 27 January 2012

Tutorial - tights into leggings

Last sunday i had a major making day and recycled some pieces for the girls. Apart from the swirly skirts these where their favourite as they had something they can continue to wear even tho they where originally to small.

Sewing machine or hand sewing needles and thread.
Cotton any colour you want
tights that are outgrown length wise

Select your tights, most probably they will be the ones that have been loved the most, dont worry if there are marks or stains these can be covered or patched for a more funky effect

Carefully cut the feet out of the tights ensuring a straight edge but as low as possible on the tight.
Next you want to turn them inside out if you havent already and turn up a hem of about 1/4 of an inch. dont double fold or they will be to bulky around the ankle and will look 'homemade'.

Now turn back the right way and voila!! your old tights are now leggings to be enjoyed for that little while longer.

I then went and added a 'skirt' to a pair using the botton of an old tshirt of mine then flared out. this looks so cute on and a perfect layering look for your trendy minis!

now go forth and refashion those old tights!!

L xx

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