Her Tights, page 2 of 2
|Use light-weight 2-way stretch fabric; opaque pantyhose
is a good source of fabric.
Use a tear-away stabilizer under the fabric and a clear stabilizer on top of the fabric for all stitching.
Use a narrow, short zigzag stitch for all seams.
Use very narrow elastic in a casing or stitch over elastic cord or thread at the waist.
See the Primer for Knits file for more information and tips about sewing with these fabrics.
1. Cut the pattern from fabric layered right sides together.
2. Stitch the crotch seam.
3. Fold one leg right sides together, stitch the back seam.
4. Hem and apply elastic to the waist.
5. Fold the second leg right sides together, stitch the back seam.
For Leggings, hem lower edge before sewing back seams. If fabric is thick or heavy, cut slightly wider. Vary shape of leg seam.
For Stockings, cut at thigh, hem tops before sewing back seams.
Elastic lace makes a nice upper hem finish for stockings.
For Socks, cut off at ankle or knee, hem tops before sewing back seams.