How to Make Stockings Out of Pantyhose

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Give homemade stockings staying power with some adhesive.
Give homemade stockings staying power with some adhesive. (Image: Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Pantyhose, which cover your legs and panty area, prove confining and uncomfortable in warmer temperatures. If the full body coverage of pantyhose doesn't appeal to you, there's no need to purchase an alternative, such as a stocking. Instead, you can make your own stockings out of your unwanted pair of hose. Whether you want thigh-high or knee-high stockings, a few alterations and a little extra adhesive help can turn your old hosiery into a new and useful product.

Things You'll Need

  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Clear nail polish
  • Double-sided fabric tape

Put on the pantyhose and mark them with a black marker where you want to cut them -- either mid-thigh or right below the knee.

Remove the pantyhose and cut each leg where you made the mark to remove the top portion of the hose.

Paint the cut edges of the pantyhose with clear nail polish and allow the nail polish to dry. This will seal the edge of the stockings and keep them from unraveling so you can use them more than once.

Slide into your new stockings and attach double sided tape to your skin and the upper edge of the stockings. This will hold them in place while you wear them.

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