Tights into Leggings: Free Tutorial!

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Sophia has these adorable heart knee tights that she outgrew (or they shrank) that I just couldn’t part with. I thought.. why not repurpose into leggings? It was super quick, great results and you only need a sewing machine and a twin needle.

Supplies:
Tights
Twin Needle
Coordinating Thread

Lay out your tights and cut the feet off. I cut it right above where it started curving, as low as I could.

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You’ll need two spools of thread in the same color, OR what I did is use a bobbin and a spool of thread.
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I put my width and length to their max so that the stitch would stretch a little with the fabric.
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I also lowered my presser foot pressure to a 1 so that it wouldn’t pull the knit material and stretch it out and make a wonky wavy seam.
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Install your twin needle and thread left to right. Top Bobbin in the left needle, spool in the right.

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Fold your bottom legs in and under about a 1/4″ or however short you want them to be. Pin in place.
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Sew on the TOP, the outside, so that the nice double rows of top stitching are visible on the outside and the zig zag is inside against the leg.

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They’re DONE! Beautiful! πŸ™‚ And she’ll get a little bit more use out of them before I have to donate.

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