My project for today is part two of last weeks post. Making this tights is quick and easy. Cotton or nylon lycra/spandex can be used.Please subscribe and contact me to receive the pdf pattern.
Good quality lycra/spandex
Elastic for the waist
Matching polyester sewing thread
Floss or polyester sewing thread for the overlocker
Stretch twin needle size 4 mm
Rotary cutter and mat, or sewing shears
6 mm seam allowance on all seams.
Hem allowance 2 cm
Straight stitch length 3
Cut the two panels for the tights out.
With right sides together, pin and stitch the inner leg seams of one panel together, using four-thread overlocking. Repeat the same for the other panel.
Turn one leg right side out and slip it into the other leg, right sides together.
Pin and stitch the crotch together.
With right sides together, pin and machine stitch the two casing side seams together. With right sides together, pin the casing edge to the waist of the tights. Sew using the overlocker.
Measure the waist and cut elastic to three quarters of the waist measurement, or as desired. Overlap the two raw ends of the elastic and sew together, using a zigzag stitch.
Quarter pin mark the casing and the elastic.
Pin the elastic on the wrong side of the casing while matching pins up.
Machine stitch, or overlock the edge of the elastic and the casing together.
Fold the casing over to the right side and pin the overlocked edge of the casing and elastic to the seam allowance of the tights.
Machine stitch together with a straight stitch, or small shallow zigzag stitch, while stretching at the front and back.
Turn the hem edges 2 cm under and press or tack.
Machine stitch the hems on the right side with a twin stretch needle.
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