On cold nights, there’s nothing quite like thigh high knit stockings, a cup of chamomile tea and a good book. Right?
I love wearing them with booty shorts for sexier, yet still warm winter pjs or with dresses and knee-high boots during the day. Either way, they never seem to go out of style and always elevate a look. So, in today’s tutorial, we’re going to make our own thigh high knit stockings from scratch!
You will be shocked at how easy this really is. I’ll walk you through each step and even show you where to buy the exact fabrics and tools I’ll be using.
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This project is great if you are just getting started sewing and only takes about 30 min.
Supplies To Make Thigh High Knit Stockings:
- Black Jersey Fabric
- Dressmaker Pins
- Sewing Shears
- RulerBasic Serger – I use this one and it’s on sale right now!
- 4 Cones of Black Sewing Thread
- Old socks that fit well
How To Make Thigh High Knit Stockings:
First, take your black stretch fabric and cut 2 pieces to be 8″ wide by 42″ long.
If you want to adjust the length of your stockings, measure from the tip of your toes to where you’d like the top of your stockings to land. Add 1/2″ to sew. Since I wanted mine to be long and dramatic, I made mine 42″ long, but you can decide how long you want yours.
Fold your fabric in half, hot dog style and pin into place with dressmaker pins. Personally, I like dressmaker pins more because they are longer and easier to manage.
Next, lay your old socks over the rectangle, placing them near the edge of one side like pictured.
Use shears to trim around the end of the rectangle to mimic your sock’s shape. Pin into place.
To finish your thigh high knit stockings, just sew all the way around from the top of your rectangle until you close up the toes. I love the finished seams that come from using a serger, but if you don’t have one on hand, you can use a criss-cross stitch on a basic sewing machine as well.
I hope you guys liked this post! Don’t forget to check out my other Shoe Refashions or Clothing DIYs.
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