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Folding Your Thigh Highs: A How-to Guide

Folding Your Thigh Highs: A How-to Guide

Here at VienneMilano, we often get the question “How do you store your thigh highs?” We've answered this one in a previous post, but another crucial way to ensure that your Italian hosiery lives a long and full life on your legs is to keep them properly folded whenever they are stored. We recommend two methods of keeping your thigh highs neat and free of runs in storage. The first is the "Cannoli" method — So named in honor of our hosiery's motherland — and the second method is the "Flower."

Method 1: The "Cannoli"

Step 1 —Lay your thigh highs flat on top of one another, with the toes lined up.

First step to folding hosiery - "the cannoli"

First step to folding hosiery (more) - "the cannoli"

Step 2 — Fold your hold ups in thirds, ensuring that the toes are tucked inside and the thigh bands are poking out at the top.

Second step to folding hosiery - "the cannoli"

Second step to folding hosiery (more) - "the cannoli"

Step 3 — Starting at the toes, roll your thigh high hosiery upward, stopping at the bottom of the thigh bands, ensuring that the toes are tucked inside and the thigh bands are poking out at the top.

Third step to folding hosiery - "the cannoli"

Step 4 — Continue rolling your thigh highs all the way up to the top of the band.

Final step to folding stockings - "the cannoli"

Step 5 — Store your stay ups.

Method 2: The “Flower”

Step 1 —Lay your tights flat on top of one another, with the toes lined up.

First step to folding thigh highs - the "flower method"

Step 2 — Fold your tights in thirds, ensuring that the toes are tucked inside and the thigh bands are poking out at the top.

Second step to folding thigh highs - the "flower method"

Second step to folding thigh highs - the "flower method" (more)

Second step to folding thigh highs - the "flower method" (even more)

Step 3 — Starting at the toes, roll your tights upward, stopping at the bottom of the thigh bands, ensuring that the toes are tucked inside and the thigh bands are poking out at the top.

Third step to folding thigh highs - the "flower method"

Step 4 — Take the bottom/outside band and turn it inside out around the roll, forming a flower shape.

Fourth step to folding thigh highs - the "flower method"

Step 5 — Store your thigh highs

You can view both methods in motion in the animated .gif below:

Folding stockings "Cannoli" method

Folding stockings "Flower" method

Voila! You're armed with the tactics necessary to keep your stocking neat and run-free. Now it's time to ask yourself this: are you a "cannoli" or a "flower?" Comment below.

Posted on 05/15/2017 by Erica Boyd Home, Tutorials 0 21

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