Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tights transformed to Arm Warmers

What do you do with a pair of tights that are too short and have a hole in them? Of course silly, you turn them into arm warmers for your fashion forward first grader.

Cut off the feet and the legs portion below the hole.

Hem the edges with a zig-zag stitch.

Sew in a couple of shirring stitches with elastic thread. To use elastic thread you wind the bobbin loosely by hand with the elastic thread and sew with the stitch setting on a 5. Use your normal thread on top.

I added a ribbon and heart decoration so it could be a special something to wear around Valentine's Day.