DIY TUTORIAL: POMPOM STOCKINGS!
Sarp boys and gals? Right now I’m obsessed with making things for myself. I’ve been sewing and hot glue gunning like a mad scientist (hardiharhar!). My latest DIY was a pair of pompom stockings. The concept was taken from a pair of stockings that are available at Lady Petrova in Melbourne - yes, the same lovely designer who was in Project Runway Australia Season 1!
Let’s just get straight into it.
Here are the items you need:
- around 35-50 pom poms of various sizes and colours
- a packet of sequins
- clear nail polish
- needle and bright coloured thread (or neutral if you’re not so daring!)
- a washable marker/texta
- a pair of sheer stockings - I went with nude but black is just as snazzy!
This pair took me around 4 hours in total to make. But it should take less time - I was making it up as I went. So here’s now to do it:
1. Put the stockings on and stand in front of the mirror and mark where you want the sequins and pom poms to sit. It’s easier to do it this way because you can visualise where everything needs to be while the stockings are stretched to your legs
2. Put some clear nail polish over the marked spots - this avoids the stockings from running once you start sewing the pieces on!
3. Start randomly sewing the pom poms and sequins onto the legs. I sat down with one leg in the stockings to get a better idea of the finished result. I doubled up with the sequins - you can also puncture a second hole in them so they’re not hanging loosely off your tights. Double knot everything! Triple knot if you can.
4. If you’re worried about them coming off you can also use a bit of superglue to keep the bobbly bits on (but make sure you’re not wearing the stockings when doing this!). Alternatively you can put some superglue on the knots after you’ve finished to ensure they don’t unravel!
5. Once you’ve finished with one leg proceed with the other!
6. Persevere a bit more and you’re DONE!
I think I used around 15-20 pom poms per leg. Total cost approx $10!
Happy DIYing kids! xx