I’ve been wanting to make my own patterned tights since seeing this tutorial by Katie on Lemon Jitters (she’s also a contributor on the Crafts Unleashed blog!). I’m never one to throw things away, so this was the perfect opportunity to use tights that had been sitting in my closet for a while.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY tights:
- A Pair of Tights
- Painter’s Tape (you can also use Contact paper)
- Decorative Hole Punch (I used this one)
- Fabric Paint
- Paint Dabbers
- 1 Sheet of Heavy Cardstock or Cardboard
First, fold the cardstock in half and cut the sheet into two. Round off the corners. This will be the protective layers that you insert into your tights to prevent the paint from bleeding through.
Create your stencil using your hole punch and the painter’s tape. The best way to make a seamless pattern is to punch smaller segments of tape and then tape them all together.
Use your paint dabbers to fill in the punched out area. You may have to use several coats of paint to get the color bold enough.