A shrug is a simple accessory that is extremely versatile. Wear it over a tank top, sleeveless dress or a T-shirt to dress up your outfit or keep chilly winds at bay. Once you learn how to make your own shrug accessory, you can make several out of a variety of fabrics so you will always have one on hand when you feel cold. Make a shrug out of fishnet hose for a look that is a little bit gothic and a whole lot creative.
Measure the distance from the centre of your back to the point on your arms where you want the shrug to end; round up by 1/2 inch and call this measurement A.
Measure the distance from the centre seam in the middle of the hose down one leg. Cut the leg of the hose when you reach measurement A. Use a needle and thread or a sewing machine to stitch around the leg opening you have just cut to hold the fabric of the hose together. Repeat this step on the opposite leg.
Pull on the shrug, putting your arms through the leg holes at the waistband and through the leg openings. If the shrug is too tight around your shoulders, remove it and cut off the waistband, reinforcing it by sewing a seam as you did with the leg openings. If the shrug fits with the waistband intact, then leave it in place to hold the hose together more effectively.
If the pantyhose you use has a cotton lining, cut this out and sew the centre seam closed before proceeding with Step 2.
Tips and warnings
- If the pantyhose you use has a cotton lining, cut this out and sew the centre seam closed before proceeding with Step 2.