After Many requests, here it is 🙂

What you need:

Plain sheer Tights, I used the Duane Read “Silken Mist” from Leggs, they consist of 87 percent nylon and 13 percent spandex. It is a cheap synthetic blend that doesn’t run as fast.

Trims; I got lucky looking at bridal trims. You should make sure to check the back of the trim to see if there is any stitching which is holding the trim together. Otherwise if you cut randomly you may loose beading or embellishments.

Small detail embellishments like Sequins, pearls, etc

Regular yarn, needles and scissors of course 🙂

Start cutting out the shapes of flowers and Patterns from the trims and laces, try to be different in how you cut out the patterns and the sizes so it doesn’t look too symmetrical.

It is best to wear the tights when you are stitching so you can see the exact positioning and make sure the applicants will be neatly attached.

Start by stitching on the bigger patterns; holding it down with one hand while stitching around the pattern, I love the loose threads but you can cut it off as you please, when the biggest embellishments are set its easy to fine tune with finer details like sequins and tiny pearls:) Try mixing and layering different patterns together for a richer feel of design 🙂

and Voila 🙂

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73 Comments on DIY Embellished Tights Tutorial

  1. the_kitten
    May 2, 2009 at 1:08 am (11 years ago)

    Lovely! Utterly lovely! It seems like a bit of tough word for my clumsy and impatient hands, but if I look at this, it might be worth it. Wonderful piece!

  2. Tariro
    May 2, 2009 at 1:12 am (11 years ago)

    Cool! I really wanna try that :]

  3. noirohio vintage
    May 2, 2009 at 1:24 am (11 years ago)

    yay! finally a tutorial!
    they look amazing.. can’t wait to give it a try!

  4. Hanako66
    May 2, 2009 at 1:27 am (11 years ago)

    so amazing…thank you for posting this for us!!!

  5. Anna G
    May 2, 2009 at 1:47 am (11 years ago)

    Am I crazy? Those are so cool. I need to get some tights and have some fun. I definitely try this after finals.

  6. Oliphe Butarbutar
    May 2, 2009 at 2:04 am (11 years ago)

    Oh my!You gave the tutorial!I will try it,thanks darl 😀

  7. Rey
    May 2, 2009 at 2:22 am (11 years ago)

    ah! i’m obsessed.

    your outfit is ADORABLE. actually, you’re kinda adorable :0)

  8. Rand
    May 2, 2009 at 2:24 am (11 years ago)


  9. Jessica
    May 2, 2009 at 3:43 am (11 years ago)

    i absolutely love love love your embellished tights!!! great tutorial! i will have to try this! =)

  10. Anonymous
    May 2, 2009 at 5:17 am (11 years ago)

    Awesome DIY, i love ur tights but i don’t think i will do one for myself as i suck on sewing :D, Lovee ur tutu skirt as well, u r the best! <3


  11. Robine
    May 2, 2009 at 5:44 am (11 years ago)

    Onwijs mooi! Ga het zeker proberen! x

  12. Kate
    May 2, 2009 at 6:46 am (11 years ago)

    This is an amazing DIY. I really feel like doing this sooner or later. First I need to gather all the materials <3 Thanks for sharing!

  13. styledigger
    May 2, 2009 at 7:27 am (11 years ago)

    Great idea and the result is amazing! You’re incredible.

  14. Sushi
    May 2, 2009 at 7:42 am (11 years ago)

    Great DIY! Love this cos it’s so unique 🙂 I would be so scared of stabbing myself (I can’t stand needles) so I entered the comment draw to win a pair instead 😉

    Let me know if there are any other geeky DIY’s you think I should do cos I can only think of one atm xoxo Sushi

  15. lucie
    May 2, 2009 at 5:37 pm (11 years ago)

    great tutorial!I try the next week!they are beautiful!!

  16. suzie
    May 2, 2009 at 5:57 pm (11 years ago)

    it’s beautiful! pity i can’t find a right sheer panty anywhere 🙁

  17. panda love
    May 2, 2009 at 7:12 pm (11 years ago)

    wow these are amazing!

    love this diy!


  18. Shini
    May 3, 2009 at 1:49 am (11 years ago)

    ah this is brilliant! love the idea of embellishing something big and statement onto such sheer tights! really looks great.

  19. Anonymous
    May 3, 2009 at 8:24 am (11 years ago)

    Thank you so much for these instructions!!
    I am really gonna try these, they are so pretty! And btw, I love your style; romantic, nude colours and mixing different materials! What do you have in mind while dressing? Styleikons?

  20. I'm so bored
    May 3, 2009 at 9:29 am (11 years ago)

    Wow those look great might have to try it one day.


  21. Lorraine.
    May 3, 2009 at 5:26 pm (11 years ago)

    Omg, that’s so beautiful!!

  22. Jessie77
    May 3, 2009 at 5:57 pm (11 years ago)

    i was really hoping you would do a DIY of this!! I’m definitely going to give it a try!!

  23. Daphne
    May 3, 2009 at 10:10 pm (11 years ago)

    Beautiful. So romantic and creative.

  24. TheMinx
    May 4, 2009 at 3:49 am (11 years ago)

    this is SUCH an amazing diy, I love the placement of each flower. I’m so inspired now to try it, maybe in black or grey? Wonderful wonderful. would you like to trade links?

  25. Slanelle
    May 4, 2009 at 10:24 am (11 years ago)

    it looks fantastic !

  26. FrouFrouu
    May 4, 2009 at 11:39 am (11 years ago)

    I shall SO totally be trying this!


  27. grace
    May 4, 2009 at 3:08 pm (11 years ago)

    hello beautiful!

  28. Lo
    May 5, 2009 at 1:05 am (11 years ago)

    that’s so unique!

  29. LHFC
    May 5, 2009 at 9:33 am (11 years ago)

    such a geart idea! they look sooo good. id love to try it out. they look so delicate on your stunning legs XXX

  30. MITICA
    May 5, 2009 at 10:15 am (11 years ago)

    Very inspired 🙂

  31. Styledrop
    May 6, 2009 at 8:28 pm (11 years ago)

    Thanks for the tip. Love the look!

  32. meghan
    May 9, 2009 at 3:18 am (11 years ago)

    yes!!! thank you for this i will definitely be trying this out!! i just discovered your blog and i love it

  33. June Paski
    May 11, 2009 at 12:08 pm (11 years ago)

    love this tutorial so much, i trying to make it :), ur very creative person 🙂

  34. Chessa!
    May 11, 2009 at 2:41 pm (11 years ago)

    I love your style and your blog! I’m going to add you to my blogroll right away:) thanks for your thoughtful comment on my guest post over at My Way!

  35. srh.
    May 26, 2009 at 9:38 pm (11 years ago)

    gosh, love it. ^.^

  36. Sophie, the Barton Girl
    May 27, 2009 at 9:23 am (11 years ago)

    Fab tutorial, amazing result, excellent idea – Thanks for sharing it all with us!

  37. Kaela
    June 28, 2009 at 12:15 pm (11 years ago)

    Wow! Great tute!

  38. MISSaudacious
    June 29, 2009 at 2:53 pm (11 years ago)

    this is so gorgeous =) definitely will try to make them when i have the time <3 thanks for the this!

  39. angie Leopold
    July 8, 2009 at 6:21 am (11 years ago)

    these are really beautiful! xx

  40. trendhunter
    July 13, 2009 at 2:01 pm (11 years ago)

    Hey 🙂
    I want those tights!!!
    weren’t you selling them???

    July 17, 2009 at 10:45 am (11 years ago)

    Oh I´m so impressed. I just had to say, i love your blog! It´s just perfect! U have just such a good way og making every post interesting and worth reading, or just looking… u got such an amazing style and when I saw these embelished thights I just had to try myself. Now all of my friends are reeeeeeeeeeaaaly jealous… So just saying keep up the good work.

  42. Krissy
    August 21, 2009 at 5:59 pm (11 years ago)


  43. thegreyestghost
    August 21, 2009 at 8:28 pm (11 years ago)

    This is great! I love the look of embellished tights, but can’t justify the $100 price tag of the pairs I like. Definitely going to buy some trim this weekend and try this asap. Thanks!

    August 23, 2009 at 5:29 pm (11 years ago)

    Whoa! These are fabulous. Love them. I just found your blog via Gala and I’m so glad I did. I’ll be linking to these if you don’t mind.

  45. Drummbellina
    August 24, 2009 at 9:32 am (11 years ago)

    These are absolutely stunning! I always manage to rip tights every time I wear them – especially the sheer ones, so I won’t go to the effort! But they are amazing 🙂

  46. Maegan
    August 24, 2009 at 11:23 pm (11 years ago)

    these turned out INCREDIBLE!!!!!! like uber amazing. fantastic job.

  47. PinkBalloons&Macaroons
    September 1, 2009 at 7:22 pm (11 years ago)

    I am sooooo loving your blog!!! Fabulous!!! This tutorial is amazing! The tights are too cute!! I used 2 pics on my blog for part of the 10 things I love post today(and linked back to you of course) Please tell me if you don’t want me to use it and I will remove it 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful day!! hugs!! Britt 🙂

  48. hyc
    September 18, 2009 at 2:40 am (11 years ago)

    THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this DIY embellished tights!!
    They are DIVINE <3
    can’t wait to make them!!

  49. amy jo
    October 7, 2009 at 12:25 pm (11 years ago)

    i am LOVING the tights…especially with the skirt you are wearing!

  50. Svenja
    October 24, 2009 at 5:02 pm (11 years ago)

    looks amazing :O I guess i’ll try it
    greets from germany

  51. frozenguineapig
    December 26, 2009 at 6:07 pm (11 years ago)

    These are so cool, I’m so gonna try this.

  52. Jasmine
    January 15, 2010 at 6:10 am (11 years ago)

    wow these look great… I definitely need to have a try before the Australian winter!

  53. tinkerbell
    March 29, 2010 at 1:35 am (10 years ago)

    this is incredible, you’ve inspired me to embellish more than just tights, i’d really like to give my bag a summer make over.
    Thank you beautiful x

  54. Nina...
    April 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm (10 years ago)

    muito Afude…

  55. Red Lipstick
    April 26, 2010 at 7:57 pm (10 years ago)

    so lovely. I want to try a pair of these. I will probably stab myself, but for tights this cute, it is worth it! 😉 Thank you for the tutorial 😉

  56. Týnuše
    January 20, 2011 at 11:42 am (10 years ago)


  57. pilchero
    February 2, 2011 at 8:11 am (10 years ago)

    I love DIY!!! And I love you for posting them, thank you!

  58. Love
    December 30, 2011 at 10:04 am (9 years ago)

    AHHHmazing Love this DIY…

  59. Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust
    March 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm (8 years ago)

    Saw this on Pinterest. SO pretty & they look so great on your beautiful legs.

    Warmly, Michelle

  60. Jo Ko
    November 28, 2013 at 1:49 am (7 years ago)

    WOW LOVE IT!!!! fantastic idea! hope to try it soon!

  61. vesta larson
    November 25, 2014 at 1:39 am (6 years ago)

    great idea!!! these are so so cute…i hope to try them soon…hope to find someplace worthy to wear them…thank you!!!

  62. Funny
    March 18, 2019 at 6:34 pm (1 year ago)

    thank you for next amazing post. keep working


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