Halloween Doll Tights From Knee Socks

Doll Tights

I have been on the lookout lately for striped knee socks so I could make a pair of doll tights to go with Emily’s Witch Doll Halloween costume.  I finally found a pair at JoAnn’s and they were 60% off!  I love finding a good sale!

Doll Tights

My inspiration for this craft was a post over at Peachy Tuesday by J Hartman that I had pinned a long time ago.  1 pair of adult knee socks makes 2 pair of doll tights.  Since you use the elastic that is already in the socks, these doll tights work up fast!

Doll Tights

I pretty much followed Peachy Tuesday’s tutorial as is, but I did have a couple of tips that I wanted to share.

First cut the heel of the sock off.  Cut straight across, leaving a long tube.  Turn the sock inside out.  Measure 3 inches from the top of the sock and mark it with a pin.  That is going to be the crotch area of your doll tights.  Although the tutorial doesn’t state to do it, I then used 3-4 pins to mark the center of the sock length-wise to help keep my lines straight when I was sewing the leg seams.

Doll Tights

I ran my sewing maching foot right along side those center pins as I sewed from the crotch pin down to the foot.  I was able to sew a straighter leg seam and it ensured both legs were of equal width.  At the bottom, you want to curve and turn to finish the toe area.

Repeat on the other side for the other leg.

Doll Tights

Now that you have sewn both leg seams, remove the crotch pin and sew between the 2 leg seams.

Tip:  Sew back and forth several times to reinforce this seam.

Doll Tights

Then you want to cut out the center area between the two legs about 1/4 inch away from the seams.

Doll Tights

Turn the tights inside out and you are done!

Doll Tights

Quick and easy!  It took me less than 15 minutes to make one pair of doll tights.

Doll Tights

 

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7 Responses to Halloween Doll Tights From Knee Socks

  1. Maxine says:

    I absolutely love these tights- and I’ve got a stripy leg warmer left over from a a recent project so will definitely be making tights for the outfit now! Your outfit looks so cute!!!

  2. Jen says:

    I think all ur ideas are really good and I like your name! (Jen) I have tried them out with my gran because she had the machine but do all the activities need the machine? Can u please help me make a gloves for my doll? It would be really cool! And maybe a knitted scarf!!!!!!! Awesome!
    Thanks for helping me out with my American girl doll! Her name s Tia!

    Love Jen

    • Jen says:

      Hi Jen! I like the name of your doll. That’s pretty! Not all of my crafts need a sewing machine. I am hoping to do some more craft tutorials after the holidays and will make a note to try gloves next. Do you sew by hand at all?

      I have a simple knitted scarf up on Squidoo. It uses the Knook but you could easily knit it with regular knitting needles too. I am a beginning knitter so it’s nothing too complex :) http://www.squidoo.com/knook-knitting (Scroll down the page a bit to find the pattern.)

      Thanks for visiting!

  3. azucena says:

    thank you so much for this tutorial! I’ll try to do a pair like this!! I really like yours!! sorry for my bad english!!

  4. Happysuz says:

    I just stumbled onto your site. I love these, I can’t wait to try a pair or two! Looks super easy!

  5. Anita says:

    I have fretted over how to do this. You have made it so simply to understand and do-as soon as I find socks! Thanks bunches

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