DIY Doll Tights from Knee Socks for Halloween

By | August 27, 2019

Did you know you can make a pair of  DIY doll tights for 18 inch dolls from an old knee sock? It’s easy! Keep reading to learn how.

Did you know you can make a pair of DIY doll tights for 18 inch dolls from an old knee sock? It's easy! Keep reading to learn how.

These DIY doll tights start with an adult knee sock.  One pair of adult knee socks makes two pairs of AG doll tights.  This is a great way to use up mismatched knee socks, by the way!

Since you use the existing elastic in the socks, these AG doll tights work up really quickly.  Like in less than 15 minutes!  I don’t know about you, but I love crafts that work up quickly.

I don’t have a lot of sewing skills, but this was such a project so simple even I could handle it. I don’t like the fussiness of sewing, like with getting seam allowances perfect, but this project is very forgiving.  I have made many pairs of these American Girl doll tights over the years for my daughters and they turned out great each and every time.

✅ Related: DIY Doll Socks for American Girl Dolls

This DIY doll tights tutorial is not just for Halloween!

I made these DIY doll tights with a striped orange and block sock to match a Halloween costume for my youngest daughter’s American Girl doll.  However, once you learn how to make doll tights from socks,  you can use this tutorial to make tights of any color.  Just use a solid color of socks, like white or black.

DIY Doll Tights Supplies Needed

Black and Orange Knee High SocksBlack and Orange Knee High SocksBlack and Orange Knee High Socks

* Orange and Black Stripe Knee Socks (adult sized)

* Ball Head Straight Pins

* Thread to match the socks

* Fabric Scissors

* Sewing Machine

 

Orange and black striped socks for Halloween

I found my orange and black knee socks at Joanns in their Halloween section. If you have a hard time finding Halloween knee socks locally for these DIY doll tights, you can always get Halloween striped knee socks on Amazon for a great price.

Craft a Happy Home tutorial

How to make doll tights from socks

First cut the heel of the sock off.  Cut straight across, leaving a long tube.  Turn the sock inside out.

Sewing 18 inch doll tights.  Make a pair from an old knee sock!

Measure 3 inches from the top of the sock and mark it with a pin.  That is going to be the crotch area of your doll tights.

Then use 3-4 pins to mark the center of the sock length-wise.  This will help you keep your lines straight when you are sewing the leg seams.

Sew Halloween doll tights.  It's easy using a pair of old knee socks

Run your sewing machine foot right along side those center pins and sew from the crotch pin down to the foot.   This will help you sew a straighter leg seam and it ensure both legs were of equal width.

At the bottom, you want to curve and turn to finish the toe area.

Repeat on the other side for the other leg.

How to make doll tights from socks

Now that you have sewn both leg seams for the 18 inch doll tights, remove the crotch pin and sew between the 2 leg seams.

Tip:  Sew back and forth several times to reinforce the crotch seam.

AG doll tights tutorial - make a pair of doll socks from an old pair of knee high socks

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Then you want to cut out the center area between the two legs about 1/4 inch away from the seams.

You will want a pair of sharp fabric scissors for this step.

18 inch doll tights sewing tutorial

Turn the tights inside out and you are done!

Did you know you can make a pair of DIY doll tights for 18 inch dolls from an old knee sock? It's easy! Keep reading to learn how.

Quick and easy!  It took me less than 15 minutes to make one pair of 18 inch doll tights.

Did you know you can make a pair of DIY doll tights for 18 inch dolls from an old knee sock? It's easy! Keep reading to learn how.

Now that you have learned how to make doll tights from socks, you can make them to match any outfit by varying the color or pattern of the socks.

✅ Related: DIY AG Doll Flip Flops

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If you liked this tutorial for DIY doll tights from socks, you might also enjoy these fun Girl and Matching American Girl Doll Halloween Costume Sewing Patterns:

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Pin this Halloween 18 inch Doll Tights Tutorial for later:

Did you know you can make a pair of DIY doll tights for 18 inch dolls from an old knee sock? It's easy! Keep reading to learn how.

While you are here, be sure to check out the rest of our American Girl Doll Crafts.  If you make a pair of these DIY doll tights, you will have to come back and let me know how they turned out for you.  Happy crafting!

One thought on “DIY Doll Tights from Knee Socks for Halloween

  1. Diane

    This is a great lesson. I really appreciate your doing this. Thank you very much. Diane

    Reply

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