Monday, January 28, 2019

The Perfect Ripped Pantyhose... Shirt!

Hey! I just made this top out of some ripped pantyhose, and wanted to show it off! I really loved how it turned out. I thought it wasn't ''enough'' to make a post about, but then I thought I could share some fun techniques and tools to achieve the look with - and ideas for repurposing pantyhose / tights.

This is what they looked like before. I think I ripped them when I was around 17, so they've held up for a long time! But the holes had gotten very big around the thighs. I really liked the look of them though! So I decided to try it on as a top and see if it worked that way. I got Simen to help me cut out the crotch and the feet at an appropriate length, and then I stretched a hole for my finger in one of the sleeves. I think it looks great! It fits my torso pretty well, and actually is an okay length - I didn't think it would be a full-length top, since it wasn't that highwaisted.

Some other ripped tights
(The shirt could have been tights, but it actually isn't LOL)
I realized that everyone has different tools and techniques to rip up stockings, so I decided to make this post and share some of them! If you have the patience, you can just wear them and wait until they start to run and rip by themselves. But if you don't, you could always speed up the process! You can rip them by hand too, or combine that with any of the tools below.

  • Scissors
  • Fork
  • Cigarettes
  • Bag cutter
  • A rock
  • Seam picker
  • Nail scissors
  • Serrated knife

This is the first time I've made a pantyhose into a top. What I've done previously is if they rip open at the crotch, I cut off that entire part and wear them with a garter belt like in the photo above. If my toes start to poke out of them, I cut off the feet and wear them with socks. If both happen at the same time.. top it is, LOL! You can probably make them into arm''warmers'' too if that's your thing.

So that's it from me today! If you have any fun techniques or ideas for repurposing pantyhose, let me know in the comments!


  1. Wow, -takes me back to being a teenager. I used to do with fishnets.Or use tights as boloero cardigan or use Stockings as arm warmers.


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