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« on: December 02, 2009 07:10:37 PM »

I am trying for the life of me to figure out how I can sew some thigh high socks from my knit fabrics. Does anyone know a pattern or a tute for this? It would obviously have to have a seam, maybe in the back, but I just can't figure out the foot toe part! Please anyone help me
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010 04:42:15 PM »

If your problem is turning the heel, then you could borrow the heel style from knit socks:
draw round the back of your heel, cut 2 pieces from that template (sort of 'D' shaped). Sew them together along the curved edge to make a sort of pocket for your heel. Slash straight across the sock tube, and sew the 'pocket' into the slash.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010 03:08:09 PM »

I have made stockings out of silver lam fabric, which I guess is pretty close to knit. I just used a straight fold down the front and sewed the seam in the back, from top to toe. The only problem is that you have to wear them with high-heeled shoes, or there is a big 'kink' in the front where it doesn't quite stretch right. Just a 1/8" seam, which was reinforced by zig-zag, since I don't have a serger, but I guess it all depends on what you want to wear them with. Mine didn't stay up, so I put elastic along the top formed into little loops for the woman I made them for to attach to her garter belt. If you want, I can take pix or give you a mini-tutorial for this, even though it's been quite a while ago.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2010 10:10:02 PM »

I have made stockings out of silver lam fabric, which I guess is pretty close to knit. I just used a straight fold down the front and sewed the seam in the back, from top to toe. The only problem is that you have to wear them with high-heeled shoes, or there is a big 'kink' in the front where it doesn't quite stretch right. Just a 1/8" seam, which was reinforced by zig-zag, since I don't have a serger, but I guess it all depends on what you want to wear them with. Mine didn't stay up, so I put elastic along the top formed into little loops for the woman I made them for to attach to her garter belt. If you want, I can take pix or give you a mini-tutorial for this, even though it's been quite a while ago.

Ah! You should! I'm finding myself in a similar dilemma since I need some vertical striped stockings for prom (and some that won't snag and/or run like the store-bought nylon ones)

Erm, out of curiosity, would this go under clothing: general instead of shoes? I mean, I get the whole footwear connection, it's just that... euh... //n00bish uncomfort// Lips sealed
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