In my effort to use my wardrobe more creatively, this week I'm showing you how to make a crop top out of old tights or leggings! Re-using old things is all part of living a more sustainable life. This is a tip I've been given by a friend of mine, so I thought I would give it a try. Thankfully, it is super easy to do and you will have your crop top in three simple steps!
But first, here is what you need:
- An old pair of tights or leggings
- Needle & Thread
- Stretchy Lace
I have tons of old or torn tights stuffed into a drawer in my dresser and I never ever wear them! For the project, I chose a pair of thick cream Penneys leggings that have become loose and baggy. Regarding the lace, choose whatever colour or pattern you like, just make sure its the stretchy kind!
I used stretchy lace, to keep the neckline flexible, making the top easier to pull on and off. If your neckline is wide enough, you could also use regular lace, or a nice piece of fabric!
Trimming the neckline made it a bit firmer and stopped the top from slipping over my shoulders.
And ta-daah! Finished is your crop top, now all you have to do is wear it! As it's already getting colder in Northern Ireland, I think this top will come in very handy as a pair of extra sleeves to wear under some of my favourite t-shirts.
Do you know of any other ways to re-use old tights or clothes? Why not share them with us!