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Carol yoga/running tights

Added Oct 24, 2009

by melch

Seattle, Washing...






I adapted the Carol leggings pattern to be yoga/running tights. The length is shortened to a capri length. I always run in tights so this pattern will allow me to make my own tights as ready made tights are very expensive.

I added a stretch mesh detail to the inside calf.

Did this project completely on my sewing machine as I don’t have a serger. Used a walking foot and a small zigzag stitch for the seams. For the heam I used a stretch twin needle (with the walking foot).

Material Notes

Cotton/Lycra blend and stretch mesh for detail




Garment Type

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    Jan 21, 2010, 11.06 PMby passthepins

    wow. these are fantastic. i like the stretch insert. Very stylish :)

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    Jan 15, 2010, 10.59 PMby liejang

    Very cute pants~~~! Wow~ how could you make the half-sitting-pose?! ( I have a no idea how to call it ^ ^;;)

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    Oct 30, 2009, 12.10 PMby styles

    I have been sewing with lycra for many years now and would like to put some of my patterns and ideas onto this site but don’t have a clue what to do. I managed to put a picture of a leatard I made last year on but that is as far as I have got. Do you have any tips on how you go about it. I’d love to see more of your work

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    Oct 28, 2009, 05.02 AMby smallone

    oh my, what a great use of the pattern, would love to see more active wear on here generally – love your little insets!! super nice work :)

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    Oct 25, 2009, 05.24 PMby ashchaser

    I really love these! I have been wanting to start working with spandex type fabrics soon, but have no experience, especially making bottoms. Is there anything that you noticed is key to not lose your mind while making these? Hopefully soon I will be attempting my first bathing suit and yoga pants and want to learn as much as I can before I start cutting that expensive fabric…

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      Oct 26, 2009, 05.35 AMby melch

      There are three things I do when sewing with spandex or stretchy fabrics. One: make sure you use a ball point (stretch) needle. Two: if you don’t have a serger use a small zigzag stitch. Three: Use a walking foot which really helps prevent the fabric from stretching and gathering.

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    Oct 25, 2009, 12.54 AMby cannes04

    what a good idea, these look great – - running tights ARE very expensive! what kind of fabric did you use? (my question stems from the fact that I really like performance fabric and how it wicks away moisture….) i really want to try making these for running now!! :-)

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    Oct 24, 2009, 05.28 AMby camilaustral

    nice! i like the calf detail ;)

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