Recycling Old Tights

Homemade Socks

Two weeks ago I purchased crew socks for my toddler boys. He is still wearing his infant socks but because they are short, when I pick him up to go outside, his skin is exposed to cold. I was hoping to find long socks that would prevent this. The crew socks we purchased were not long enough. His legs still show up.

Rompers & Jumpsuits

Today I went through his clothes and found one of his sisters tights they wore when they were toddlers. I laid the tight down and cut the legs off.

Baby Tight

I put them on him and they fit perfectly . They were even better than the crew socks I paid $6 for 6 pairs. I just felt like I wasted money. I would keep them until he can use them later. For now I need to find their old tights and make more long socks for him.

Homemade Baby Socks(black color) vs crew socks

As for the top part of the tight that I cut, I put on him.

Hair Band
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In the past, I cut legs off of baby and adult tights and cut into strips of bands which I use to pull  my kids’ hair and my hair up. They don’t break hair like hair bands I have purchased in the past. I don’t buy hair band anymore. They are great for our hair.

Onion storage

I have stored onions in thighs’ legs before. A tie is made after each onion. In my opinion, it doesn’t improve the storage of the onion better than just laying them flat in a box. But if you favor vertical space, then use your old tight legs to store onion you buy on sale.

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Before you send old tight to the thrift store or throw them away, turn the legs into hair bands and socks.

How do you repurpose your old tights?