While clearing out grandma’s house, I found these old cotton tights. They had holes at the heel and toes, but instead of throwing them away or refashioning them I thought I could use the same technique that I used for my leggings-turned-stockings.
I cut off the holey part at the foot. I also cut off the top part of the tights – turning the tights into stockings – and used the fabric for new soles. (You can use the same technique for stockings and turn them into socks.)
Then I zigzagged the new soles and the leg part together using a ballpoint needle (detail picture on my leggings to stockings refashion tutorial). It isn’t necessary to finish the raw edges because knit fabric doesn’t fray.
And the old stockings are like new again! 😀
Update: I found a similar tutorial from 1919 about how to resole cashmere stockings!