101 uses for a pair of old tights/stockings

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Re: 101 uses for a pair of old tights/stockings

Post: #172331 penny
Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:45 pm

cut up into small squares and store in small recycled box and use in place of cotton wool pads to take off nail varnish.

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Post: #172366 lazyspice
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:46 pm

I can never get the knots undone in those little muslin bags that come with my soap nuts so I cut a short length off an old stocking leg (a bit with no ladders or holes!) and tie them in that instead.
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Post: #173878 lazyspice
Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:47 am

I couldn't find a scrunchie to put my hair up so I cut the ribbed bit off a laddered knee high - perfect for the job :mrgreen:

Apologies if someone has already posted something along similar lines . . . .
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Post: #193124 tizzy
Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:53 pm

We have a hen with an injured wing. I made a body stocking with the shorts part of a pair of tights with holes cut for the other wing and to fully expose her vent. It's been on four days now and hasn't budged. she seems quite happy in it.
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Post: #193772 sortanormalish
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:55 pm

If you grow your melons on a trellis you can slip a length with a toe or knot over the bottom of the developing fruit and attach the open end to the trellis, leave extra stocking for the fruit to grow. It will expand as the melon grows and support the weight so that the vine doesn't get pinched. Works well for small pumpkins and winter squash too. They don't rot on the bottom like they do on the ground or trellis shelves either.
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Re: 101 uses for a pair of old tights/stockings

Post: #195948 naomij
Mon May 10, 2010 10:55 pm

bunch some carded wool up into a ball shape. Wind some more around it really tightly, a good couple of layers. Get some coloured scraps of carded or knitting wool and wind them around in a pretty pattern. Make it big enough that the leg of the tights has to stretch pretty well to get over it. Shove the ball right in, twist the leg and pull it back over the ball again. Stick into your next washing machine cycle, then remove from the tight leg and you will have a beautifully felted, round, pretty, colourful ball for you children/pets/husband to play with. If you stick it in again after removing from tight leg then it will felt just that wee bit more and be nice and firm and smooth :sunny: I love doing this!

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Re: 101 uses for a pair of old tights/stockings

Post: #219085 manyhands
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:29 pm

Hi, reviving a thread.

I use old tights etc to sieve old paint they are brilliant for this. we also use other clothing plus thick opaque tights for polishing. it’s cheaper to re-use than buy in rags. If anyone is interetsed please pm me i will gladly take all unwanted stuff and pay a little if i must, as they are alot cheaper than the products made for this. Try and make use out of most old things lol.

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Post: #219089 Green Aura
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:37 pm

Hi manyhands. Welcome to Ish. This is a very old thread - why not go to our welcome section where others will say hello. I removed your email address btw to be on the safe side.
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Re: 101 uses for a pair of old tights/stockings

Post: #220347 manyhands
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:31 pm

Hi Aura and thanks!

If anyone is interetsed i'm still around lol, check every couple of days thx!

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Re: 101 uses for a pair of old tights/stockings

Post: #262788 marshlander
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:21 am

I filled a leg with 10mm shingle and planted it down the centre of a strawberry pot to make sure that water gets to all the plants.

A leg tied over the end of the downpipe stops debris from the gutter getting into the water butt.

Has any one already said fill a leg with sheep manure and dangle it your water butt?

And put some ends of soap in one tied to the outside tap so you can wash your muddy hands
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Re: 101 uses for a pair of old tights/stockings

Post: #262804 wabbit955
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:35 am

used to cut up and use for stuffing soft toys i made as a kid
roll up and put in bra for extra cleavage hehe
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