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* If you have two sets of tights in the same color, each with a run in one leg, you can cut those legs out and wear them together.* With a glass jar as a seed sprouter. Alfalfa, broccoli, etc.
I use pieces of cut-up tights in the bottom of ceramic pots when I'm repotting plants, to help keep the soil inside.I also use strips to tie wayward plants--and large fruits--to trellising in the garden.I would think that you could use them if you make scent sachets, too, right? Cut off a tube, sew one end, fill with dried lavender, sew up the other end, and toss it in your sock drawer or wherever for the lovely smell.
If you cut them into rings (about 2 inches wide; they'll curl in), they make great ponytail holders that are gentle on your hair. If just the panty/gusset is unusable, you can cut the legs off, sew a zig-zag seam on each cuff and wear them as socks.
"If you have two sets of tights in the same color, each with a run in one leg, you can cut those legs out and wear them together." - really???
my mom always used them as a filter for our washing machine runoff. This was for an older one that drained into a laundry tub with a big black hose.
If the hole or run is in the foot or ankle, cut off the foot and you've got cropped tights. Similar to halesje, if you cut rings from near the top of the thigh area, you can use those as headbands (and/or chokers). I also use thicker tights for patch jobs.
wow, these are really creative ideas. i have the same issue going through tights after the winter ... i'll be swiping some of these tips myself!
Sachets for closet and drawers?
We always used them to put soap in and hang outside in the garden next to the hose, in case you need to wash your hands outside.
Stretched over a 4 or 6 inch embroidery hoop, you can make a pretty good "pop guard" for your microphone in a home recording studio. We jury-rigged a wire coat hanger to attach it to the stand, but you could probably figure out something a little more elegant involving a clamp of some sort.
It's an excellent way to store onions and other root vegetables. Put one in, tie up the tights, then put another in. Just cut the tights as you need an onion. The small holes in the fabric of the tights keep enough air on the onion to keep it well and they will spoil less...
Wear them over your head and rob the local convience store.
Cut the tights in half, fill bottom foot part with 3/4 cup of oatmeal, tie end closed and add to warm bath water for a relaxing and easy-clean oatmeal bath.
If you have a problem with smelly shoes, you can make odor-killing inserts. Just cut off the foot and ankle part of the tights, fill them with a cup or two of clean cat litter (the standard sand kind), and tie off the tops. You can do this with nylons, too, but it helps to double up on the nylons since they're thin. A fresh-scent variety is nice, but most unscented litters are odor-killing anyway. When you take the shoes off, stuff the insert into the shoe and it molds to the shape of the shoe and kills off the odor and any dampness.
My Grams always used the legs off her stockings to make neck/body warmers. I'm sure it would work for tights too!Just add some uncooked rice into the leg and tie a tight knot to seal. Pop it in the microwave and wrap it across your shoulders. It'll keep you toasty- especially if you live somewhere it snows!
They make great elastic ties for almost anything. I've even used a hank of one for a cat collar. Hanging storage -- I've seen them used for drying walnuts. I've seen them crocheted into a small rug.My favorite use for them is to keep a dog from chewing at a bandage. Cut openings for nearby appendages and pull on the dog. Looks hilarious but does the job and less unpleasant for the dog than those crazy plastic cone things.I've used them for keeping a human hand bandage clean and in place, too. On hand, cut hole for thumb and pull over bandage.
Cut them in stripes, and crochet/knit something with that "yarn"@AnnabelVita - yes, you can wear them, just leave panties on each leg; you'll wear two panties parts one for each leg, but it's winter, who cares (and it is warmer that way ;) )
Go to Wolford and spend $40 (or something) on one pair of their super thick tights. I've had the same 3 pairs for 4 years.
Use them as an extra 'layer' under pants/ trousers
I could use them. I am looking for lots of panty hose or hosiery in any condition for a crafting project. They do not have to be perfect, so snags or runs are ok.
Cut off the foot, then cut the lower leg to a length that reaches from your hand to elbow...then cut a slit for your thumb, embroider/patch/embellish to your heart's content, and you've got an arm warmer. Make two if you have two arms.
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