How to make Teggings {tutorial}

So we have all heard of leggings and jeggings, but teggings? I will be honest, I thought I created this design and term, but it seems as though teggings are a real thing, at least for women. I know because I googled it. It’s funny how we always think we have come up with the newest and greatest idea only to find out someone else has already thought of it. So anyways, I still love the idea of these. Turn all those too short, outgrown tights into leggings…I mean Teggings! Plus, I don’t know about you but I have a ton of kids tights with stained feet and really they are going to be too small come next winter to be worn again anyways. So why not turn those tights into teggings?!

Teggings Tutorial
(Beginner level: takes about 5 minutes to make one pair)

Materials Needed:

* 1 pair of worn or slightly outgrown tights or you can use new tights.
First I am going to show you how I made one pair of teggings using two pairs of tights. I had a few pairs of tights that were too short but had really cute designs on them that I didn’t want to get rid of so I used two pairs of tights to make one pair of Teggings. Start by cutting off the feet right about the heel. Now cut at the top of the design. I think mine was about 6 inches long once cut. Take another pair of tights that were either too short or had holes in those toes and cut off the bottom of the feet about 3 or so inches above the heel. Take the cut piece from the decorated tights and fold wrong sides together. Make sure cut edges line up. Slide the cut part of tights into the folded decorated piece. Pin. Zig-zag or serge edges. Fold down and that is it. A new pair of Teggings! Now to make a pair of Teggings from one pair of tights. Take your pair of tights and cut like so. I cut my hemmed piece about 4″ long. You can cut it longer or shorter. It’s your choice here. Discard the toes and fold the hemmed piece in half with wrong sides facing. Again slide tights inside. Make sure all the edges line up. Pin in place. Zig-zag or serge. And there you have it…another pair of Teggins! They are so quick and easy to make. I made a bunch of these within 30 minutes. Tights that were headed for the trash, now have a new and fun use…gotta love that!




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Comments

  1. What a great idea for getting a bit of extra wear out of all those tights V has either outgrown, killed the toes, or muddied the feet!

  2. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says:

    Teggings – that is too funny! This is such a smart way to make those leggings last longer. And now with Summer on the way, I like to make mine ubber short – almost like bicycle shorts, so that they fit under skirts. I love the way you did the cuff at the bottom, I am going to have to try that!

  3. What a great idea! My daughter has outgrown wearing tights but maybe we could do them with leggings one day when she outgrows those. Thanks!

  4. Simple Simon & Co says:

    This is an awesome idea…and I fully give you credit for the word ;)

  5. Love this! I have been passing on my 2YO's too-small tights, but it's something to keep in mind when I find crazy cheap tights at Target! I have been making fake baby legs out of knee socks by cutting the feet off, and then just using a tight zig-zag stitch to make a lettuce edge around the bottom. Too cute!

  6. mustangkayla says:

    Very cute idea! I have seen where people use sleeves off of shirts to do something similar and have always thought it a fun idea! I like the thought of tights though. Fun!

  7. Il nastro a pois says:

    thank you for your great idea and tutorial!

    Barbara and Analia

  8. Brittany Stewart says:

    Love this! I hate having to throw out too small tights. This is wonderful.
    I've never heard of them before, so I'll give you credit for creating them :)

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