I thought I would take a moment to show you how to make tights a little more fun.
I personally have an obsession with purple tights. I have over 50 pairs of purple and black striped tights. Yes. Obsession.
My friend and I went shopping and found these amazing leopard print purple tights that I LOVE but I still wanted to wear my stripes. So I spliced the two pairs to make them even more… FAAABULOUS!
Heres a picture tutorial:
Choose your two tights
It is VERY important that the tights be the same size so that the seams you create will match in the crotch.
Step 2: Open the tights and inspect them to make sure they are perfect.
Start with perfection.
Step 3: Find the Center Seam on each pair of tights. You want to look for the seam that runs from the belly button, under the crotch to the base of the spine.
This is the stitching you need to remove.
Step 4: Tools- DO NOT USE A SEAMRIPPER! Seamrippers are made to pull at the threads. You do not want to do this with tights. The fabric can tear or get runs. Use small snips or scissors.
Step 5: Pull the seams apart by stretching the fabric and cut just the threads holding the fabric in place. Cut from the outside. Do not touch the serging on the inside. Once the threads on the outside are snipped the serging inside will unravel with no cutting needed.
Step 6: Once you have both pairs of tights taken apart, remove all thread bits left from cutting and line up your tights. Tights have a front and back so make sure you are matching right to left and left to right. You will end up with TWO pairs of tights in reverse color.
Step 7: Match up your seams starting at the front of your tights with outsides touching and sew 1/4th inch from edge to attach right and left sides.
Step 8: Surge the raw edge on the OUTSIDE of your stitch line to seal your seams.
Step 9: Turn your spliced tights right side out and make sure you set your seams correctly
Put on your new AWESOME tights, and ENJOY!
If you have questions let me know! This is my first tutorial and it’s probably a bit iffy on details <3
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About Delightfully Deviant and designer Pandora
My Name is Pandora. I started sewing at a young age as taught by my mother. I have always had a passion for making my own clothing because I could not find clothing that was unique enough for my tastes. I started making my own clothing in high school and as I grew older my tastes evolved. I never liked showing up to a event and seeing someone wearing the same clothing I was. So I started making my own gothic clothing in early 2004. When I got married I made matching outfits for my Husband as well. I always struggled working in mainstream jobs because I never liked the uniforms and tried to alter them in some small way. In 2008 my husband told me I should start a business to support my growing hobby of sewing. I then purchased the website (www.DelightfullyDeviant.com)
(under construction) but it took the drastic move from California to Washington State in 2009 and my new friends here to really push me to believe I was skilled and talented enough that people would love what I could make for them.
I started Delightfully Deviant in early 2011 after my last job. I threw all caution to the wind and decided to follow my passion not the mainstream.
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