• DIY Knee Patch Tights

    DIY knee patch tights

    I love the look of knee patches on little leggings and tights. It’s usually a bit chilly here (even in the summer) so Edie wears tights under almost all her dresses. I thought it would be fun to paint some mismatched patches onto her tights to give them a little more rugrat character.

    DIY knee patch tights

    DIY knee patch tights

    Also, remember the polka dot tights we made? She wears them all the time.

    And one more of this delicious baby cakes:


    Keep reading to see how to make a pair for a baby (or yourself)…

    Photography by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Sara Albers



    Freezer paper
    Fabric paint
    Foam brush


    Step 1: Draw and then cut out the ovals from your freezer paper. Iron on the stencil to the tights.

    Step 2: Stretch the tights a bit and tape them to your work table.


    Step 3: Apply your fabric paint in 2-3 coats (depending on the color)

    Step 4: Let dry and squeeze those baby thighs into them!



    1. Shauna said… May 14, 2014 11:15 am

      I assume you put something in the tights? so it wouldn’t bleed through?

    2. Traci said… May 13, 2014 7:53 pm

      So cute! Looks like she’s happy about em too!

    3. Jordan said… May 13, 2014 4:39 pm

      They turned out so great!

    4. kim said… May 13, 2014 3:03 pm

      Oh she is just PRECIOUS. where is that dress from? And that blanket is so sweet

      • Liz Stanley said… May 13, 2014 10:00 pm

        Hi Kim! The dress is a (fantastic) thrift store find, and the blanket is a old family quilt we had restored from her great great great grandmother Elizabeth she’s named after 🙂

    5. Chrissy said… May 13, 2014 1:14 pm

      Too cute!!!

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