Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Tuesday's Tute: Slim those Leggings
Here is the simple tutorial.
Leggings that are the proper length. Pay no attention to size or width...that won't matter. Some of Curly's leggings are 14/16 on the size label. Most of them are size 10/12 on the size label.
Leggings that are the proper width. Pay no attention to the length.
Sewing machine that does a zigzag or a serger.
Ballpoint needle: critical! A ballpoint needle is a must when sewing on knit. A regular needle will "break" your fabric as you sew. The fabric at the seam will simply fall apart....not good at all.
That's it! You now have slim leggings! This tutorial also works for knit shorts. They key is a lightweight or thin waistband that you can easily sew through. I slimmed 6 pair in under 30 min. Yes, 6 pair...she was in dire need of bottom covering. ;)