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Turn Tights into Kickin’ Knee-Highs

October 13, 2009

I purchased these tights for little Miss M two years ago, and they’re still in great shape and couldn’t be any cuter. Her legs have grown too long to continue wearing them, but I’m not ready to let go yet! So here’s what happened to them today:

Step 1: cut ’em off!

Cut

Step 2: serge or zig-zag around the cut-edge to prevent unraveling.

SergeTops

Step 3: Cut elastic to desired length (I used 1/4″ elastic cut to 6 1/2″ lengths), then stitch ends together to form a circle.

Elastic

Step 4: Set the elastic into a casing at the top of the sock…just fold it over and stitch it down, being careful to not catch the elastic in your stitching. I used a stretch-stitch, but a zig-zag would work fine.

Casing

Step 5: Put on those cute new socks and wear ’em with pride!

KneeHighs

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 14, 2009 8:28 am

    What a good idea!!!

  2. Courtney permalink
    October 15, 2009 12:14 pm

    Love em Aud!! Wish I had a girl. Any fun ideas for boys be sure to pass them on.

  3. Billikaye Sims permalink
    October 16, 2009 8:53 pm

    You are so innovative. I never woulda thought!

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