Shelby Kaava #302 Vuokatti Tights
The Vuokatti tights are great for a wide range of materials to make tights or underwear. Designed
with a minimum of seams and easy contruction in mind, these tights also look good. A perfect match
for the Vuokatti Pullover. Pattern includes sizes XS-XXL.
|Shelby Kaava Pant Sizing
|Outside leg seam
| 25mm Elastic
Material: Included sizing is for stretch fleece, if material does not stretch,
make at least one size larger than the measurements say. Recommended fabrics include Polartec
PowerStretch, Powerdry, and 100, Lycra fabrics, Schoeller Dryskin, wool knits etc.
Sizing: Sizing is for fleece with at least 25% stretch in this pattern. If you use a non-stretch
material, cut at least one size larger.
Remember: No seam allowances in the pattern! If sewing using a flatseam technique seam
allowances are not needed. Otherwise if making a normal seam add a 5 mm seam allowance when cutting. The instructions
assume you are using normal seams. A lower cuff allowance of 2,5 cm is included. The pattern is designed for the bottom of the waist elastic to be attached
to the top edge of the tights. Add allowance if you want the elastic to be encased (2 x the elastic width).
- Download the PDF pattern and print it. Below you will find PDFs for A4, A3, Letter and
Tabloid paper sizes. Do not apply any scaling. The pattern consists of pages that need to be
overlapped and taped together. The alignment marks form boxes with an X in the middle.
#302 Vuokatti Tights pattern (A4)
#302 Vuokatti Tights pattern (A3)
#302 Vuokatti Tights pattern (letter)
#302 Vuokatti Tights pattern (tabloid)
Choose the correct size according to the sizing chart. Fold the fabric in half and place piece A. Carefully cut,
adding seam allowances if needed. Cut piece B from left over material as only one is needed, remember to mark the
single and double notches.
- Crotch seams
The front and back crotch seams are sewn first. Place the A pieces right sides together and sew the front and back crotch seams.
- Crotch insert
Now the crotch insert will be sewn to the back side of the tights, centered at the back crotch seam. Match the
double notch to the back crotch seam and sew along the length of the insert. Be carefully when starting the
seam as the end of piece B is quite thin.
- Inner seam
Now the entire inner seam is sewn. Place the tights inside-out and pin the inside seam along the entire length from one ankle,
to the crotch, and then to the other ankle. Sew the seam, aligning the single notch on the crotch insert with the front crotch
- Waistband and cuff
Measure the length of the waistband by trying around your waist. Overlap the ends and sew together with a zigzag. The top edge
of the tights will overlap the waistband by 1 cm on the inside of the elastic and then is sewn in place with a wide zig-zag. Pin
the waistband in place, starting from the back and pinning in quarters. The elastic is smaller than the waist of the tights, so the material
needs to be evenly spaced. Now sew with a zigzag around the entire waistband, stretching the elastic to the same length
as the fabric while sewing.
After trying on the tights fold the cuffs over to the desired length and mark. Sew the hem (with a stretch stitch of zig-zag) 2,5 cm
from the edge.