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For me, Valentine’s Day always brings me back to my grade school days, when we would sit at our desks, making valentines with construction paper and glitter. In the spirit of those days, I decided to do a little DIY project to add a bit of flair to my Valentine’s Day outfit. I recently found a handful of vintage doilies at a local thrift shop, and thought they would be the perfect decoration for a simple pair of tights!
DIY Embellished Doilies
What you’ll need…
For this project, I found a cute pair of heart-shaped doilies at a local thrift shop, but you can also find doilies or lace at any fabric or craft shop. Since they were a little larger than I preferred, I simply cut them down to the desired size. Before trimming, I sprayed them heavily with starch to keep the edges from fraying. You can also use a product called Fray Check, which can also be purchased at a fabric store.
Since tights are so stretchy, this project is best done while wearing your tights. I opted to use a pair of opaque tights because they are thick and less likely to run while sewing, but you can also use sheer tights for a different effect. Looking for a pair? We have plenty of different sock and tights to choose from right on the site! Then, simply put them into place and sew!
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Aw, that’s super cute! Love it! â™¥ Definitely gonna try it sometime! 😀
— Maria E.
Oh my!! So cute!! <3
adorable! i love it!!
This might be the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. Ever. 🙂
How cute is that?! So simple, it makes go, Duh, why didn’t I think of that. Love it!
Such a fun idea!!! I should do something like that! 😀
Aw Erin! So cute! I used to embroider EVERYTHING back in high school, but this is even better.
So cute! I bet this idea would work on cardigans!!
Yes! Doily elbow patches?
Super Cute! I am totally going to try this! I also love the idea in the comments of putting them on cardigans as well. I have sewn plenty of doilies on t’s…but I am definitely going to try these ideas next! Thanks for the inspiration!
I love this idea!
Super cute! Brings solid tights to entirely new level.
Those are so cute! Do they fray easily, though?
totally cute! going to try it out =) thnxs for the idea
This is such a great idea. I’ll definitely share it with my readers and try it out myself.
so cute! i love it.
I might have to do this as elbow patches on my favorite cardigan!!
that is also a good idea:) thanks. xo
Oh dear, I can’t believe I realized just now that it was you ,Erin! And I watched that lovely video twice a couple of days ago! 😀 I need a holiday! This is definitely one of the prettiest projects ever!
They are so cute 🙂 I’ve got my doilies, just need new tights.
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