Crafts & DIY
Ways To Upcycle Tights And Jeans
These are some really terrific ideas!
D.G. Sciortino
02.02.18

Some of us wear our tights pretty often so they can wear out pretty quick, but you don’t need to toss them out. There are lots of ways that you can repurpose your old tights and leggings in really cool ways.

Here are some of those ways:

1) Clutch

Need a new purse to match your outfit? Grab that pair of old leggings and follow the directions here.

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2) Appliques

Jazz up an old shirt and turn something plain into something with a little more pizazz by using old tights with a pattern to make appliques.

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3) Hand Warmers

You can cut up pieces of your leg warmers and sew them together to make hand warmers or you can make no-sew hand warmers by following the directions here.

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4) Fabric Bowls

You can also make this really cool fabric bowls with a few twists and some braid work. Learn how here.

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5) Lamp Shade

Use your old leggings to cover a lampshade and give it a new look.

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6) Headband

Make a cool headband by following the tutorial below.

7) Necklace

You can make this statement piece necklace by braiding your old pairs of leggings together. Learn how to make it here.

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8) Flow Pants

You can also make your boring old leggings into something that’s a little more fancy, like these flow pants. The best part is that you don’t have to know how to sew. Learn everything you need to know here.

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9) Wreath

Why buy a wreath that you’re only going to have out for a few months when you can make one from upcycled tights and a cereal box? You’ll find the instructions here.

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10) Crop Top

Make a brand new piece of clothing out of your tights by turning them into a crop top. All you have to do is make a small cut in them.

11) Leg Warmers

Chop off the legs of your leggings to make leg warmers.

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12) Sliced Leggings

You can make cuts into an old pair of leggings and layer them on top of a printed pair of leggings for this cool effect.

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13) Bralette

This cute bralette used to be a pair of leggings. Learn how to create this transformation in the video below.

14) Bandeau

These bandeaus can be created with a few snips of a scissor.

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15) Fitness Headband

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Need something to wick away all that sweat when you’re working out? Make a fitness headband from your old tights.

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By D.G. Sciortino
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D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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