I consider pantyhose to be right up there with duct tape as a tool kit
essential. A friend with two daughters saves them for me.
Have a spool of nylon fish line that keeps getting loose? Got a box that you're tired of re-taping? Lost the straw thing on your WD-40... again? Pantyhose do it all and more! And they come in colors!! Even better, discarded pairs are FREE!
Step 1: What you need
Some version is usually available free from parents of little girls or big girls. In a pinch one could (shudder) purchase new pantyhose at any grocery or drug store.
B. Sharp scissors suitable for cutting cloth. If you don't have a pair of sewing scissors designated for "cloth only!'' this is a good reason to get a pair - and label them.