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Slashed Tights Tutorial
You will need: A ruler or tape measure, tailors chalk or some other non-permanent way of marking your tights, small sharp scissors and a pair of old thick tights or new ones if you're brave (mine are at least 60 denier). The thicker they are the less likely they are to ladder once you've slashed them. Leggings would work too.

Posted by Catfish from Norwich, England, United Kingdom • Published See Catfish's 13 projects »
  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. Slashed Tights - Step 1
    Step 1

    Put your tights on.

  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. Slashed Tights - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mark lines across the middle of your leg where you want to make the slashes. I started mine at the thigh just low enough to be decent and marked lines 4cm (2") across with a 1cm (1/2") gap between each line. With hindsight I think this was a bit wide but it's totally up to you how wide you make your slashes and how far apart they are. It's not an exact process I really didn't do mine all that neatly. In fact I gave up using the ruler half way down my first leg and as you can see not all my slashed are the same length or the same length apart but it still works.

  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. Slashed Tights - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut along you lines. Be careful not to cut or scrape your legs while cutting (like I did).

    Ta Da! Done.

    You could use some clear nail varnish around the edges of the slashes to make them more durable but I didn't bother. Although note that I haven't actually worn these out yet. I have no idea how long they will last.

  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. Slashed Tights - Step 4
    Step 4

    Slashes can be worn at the front...

  • How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. Slashed Tights - Step 5
    Step 5

    ...or at the back.

    Personally I prefer them at the back. From the front you are just wearing plain black tights then turn around and suddenly it's a very different look.



Elizabeth · La Celle-sous-Gouzon, Limousin, FR · 46 projects
Now could you tell us if they last? Love them ;)
Alexis Angel
Alexis Angel · 3 projects
Awesome. I'm going to try this.
Thats cool.
..I wonder if I could wear them to a uniform school.. Heehee.
kate v.
kate v. · San Pedro, Calabarzon, PH · 2 projects
totally love it!!
Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 16 projects
This is brilliant! Can't wait to do something like this!
Alice · Poland, Ohio, US
ohh good job and good idea
vInTaGe~VioLeT · Bideford, England, GB · 44 projects
i like these - i'd wear them with another bright colour underneath :o)
Holy Sock
Holy Sock · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 8 projects
Haha - I wore my tights very much like these in the 80s and early 90s - it makes me happy to see them again <3
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
I've been slashing my tights a thousand ways for years. lol
I think its funny their "in style" now. Tongue
Creativelyinclined · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 3 projects
awesome tights!!!!!!!!!!
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