DIY Thigh High Socks/Stockings

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Since we are finally getting warmer weather I thought it might be time to start hoarding all the sweater tights that are on clearance and making a tonne of these! They are a major staple for the mid-level weather. PLUS these things are not easy to find in a regular store, well, at least that has been my experience. On to the tutorial!

Supplies:

Thick or Sweater Stockings (Found mind at Target!)

1″ Elastic

Fabric Scissors

Sewing Machine

Safety Pin

Straight Pins (Optional)

Step 1: Lay your pair of tights on a flat surface. Using your fabric scissors, cut across the very top of where the torso meets the leg. Do this for both legs. Shorten depending on where you would like your thigh-highs to sit on your thigh.

Step 2: Set the top of the tights aside and one of the legs to concentrate on one leg. Take the elastic that you have and wrap it around the part of your thigh you would like the thigh-highs to hit. Ensure that the elastic is tight enough to stay put on your leg but not so tight that it cuts off your circulation. Snip the elastic at the appropriate length and copy this length for a second cut of elastic.

Step 3: Put the elastic aside. Take the top of the leg you are currently working on and put it inside out. Measure down 1 1/2″ from the cut edge. Fold towards the wrong side equally around at the 1 1/2″ mark. (See video if you would like a less confusing demonstration).

Step 4: Stretching the fabric as you go, sewing along the cut edge of the fold you just made with a zigzag stitch to make a casing for the elastic. Make sure to leave about an inch open to put the elastic into.

Step 5: Taking one piece of elastic, attach a safety pin to one end. Push the elastic through the casing while holding the safety pin. Pull the safety pin out the other side, ensuring that the elastic has not twisted. Push whatever elastic is left on the outside of the casing into it by stretching the top of the leg.

Step 6: Take both ends of the elastic and sew them together flat with a zigzag stitch.

Step 7: Sew the opening of the casing closed using a zigzag stitch. Sew around the casing once more, making sure you are sewing on the elastic. Be sure to stretch the elastic on both sides as you go so that when you put the thigh-highs on, the thread doesn’t break.

Step 8: Repeat all previous steps for the second leg.

If you don’t want to waste the top of the tights that you cut off, it could easily be made into a bandeau if you cut off the crotch part. To finish off the raw edge refer to our DIY bandeau blog post!

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5 Tips: Easy and Cheap at Home Beauty Remedies!

Here are 5 easy and cheap ways to get great skin, lips and hair without breaking the bank!

  1. Blackheads – White School Glue

–       Wash your face and pat dry making sure nose or area with blackheads is dry.

–       Apply white school glue as a thin layer covering the affected area.

–       Wait until glue sets and is completely dried to area.

–       Then peel off the glue.

  1. Facial Scrub – Honey & Brown Sugar

–       Mix equal parts together and apply to face in circular motions.

–       For extra exfoliation, mix two parts brown sugar for every part honey.

–       Will leave skin smooth and complexion slightly brighter.

  1. Lip Scrub – Vaseline & Raw Sugar

–       Mix equal parts together and apply to lips.

–       For easier exfoliation, use a toothbrush to apply scrub to lips.

–       Removes all dead skin, and leaves lips soft.

  1. Beach Waves – water & sea salt

–       In a spray bottle add water and 1 to 2 tbsp. sea salt.

–       Shake and spray generously all over your hair.

–       Leave to air dry.

–       Perfect beach waves without the beach.

  1. Lighter Hair – Lemon Juice

–       Put lemon juice in spray bottle and spray genoursly over hair or cut a lemon in half and rub over your locks.

–       Go outside for 20 to 30 minutes.

Have natural lighter hair.