I recently created a small hole on my fishnets no thanks to the zipper of my boots. They're expensive and have a toe protector and I didn't want to throw them away. While repairing them, I wondered how many have thrown away their fishnet stockings due to a small mishap and figured to create this Instructable so everyone can still enjoy their precious fishnets. It took only about 5 minutes to sew 2 areas on the fishnet.

Keep in mind this is for small repairs of course.
If there's a huge rip, move on and buy another.

Step 1: The rip on the fishnet.

Here's the rip on the fishnet. Not good.
Time to fix it.
Great job! I think the pictures are <em>very</em> nice, great job, nice job getting featured too!<br/>
Thank you for your support. :D Stay tuned, there's more to come.
nice gams by the way hehe this is basically the same method used to repair "shrimping" or fishing nets
Never underestimate the power of Photoshop. (It was NOT used on the stockings by the way.) Fish, shrimp, legs, arms, it's all the same to a net. Didn't know it was the same technique for actual fishing nets. Thanks for the intel.
I have this problem with my fishnets all the time. :)
I didn't know that fishnets were expensive. My wife rips them all the time and we just buy new ones. Although if they're worth the time to repair and it's and it's an easy fix then, why not? It's always good to reduce waste ;)
It depends where you get the fishnets. I think the ones I ruined were from Victoria's Secret so they weren't really cheap. The store doesn't stock these anymore so it wasn't replaceable. The quality and color are different from other stockings. It didn't pill up like a sweater after a few washings. Less waste is indeed good, no need to go Brave New World with ruined clothes.
I love this! Really neat way to fix them. :)
Thank you. :)

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