Monday, March 8, 2010

Seamed Stockings Tutorial

What you need:

~Stretch fabric- I used one-way stretch but if you want a little more comfort I think two-way would be better.

~Stretch Overlooking thread- You can use normal overlocking thread but you wont get the same give and comfort that Stretch will give you.



The grid is 1 square equals 2.5 cm or one-inch-square. This is a size Medium and if you pick a good stretch and stretch overlocking can fit most sizes but if you are worried you can make the pattern larger by having each square equal 2.7cm or smaller 2.3cms.

This pattern has a 1cm seem allowance included.

Step One:

Make a fold about the width of you stocking on the fabric (each leg will need to be on a fold.)

Step Two:

Lay pattern on fold of fabric, pin and cut.

Step Three:

Pin and overlock open sides together leaving the top open.

Step Four:

Overlock around the top keeping it open and trim away excesses threads.

And Wallah! It’s done. Easy, huh? This pattern has an allocated allowance for a fold over to strengthen it while wearing suspenders but if you don’t like the look you can always cut it off at the height you like (make sure you try it on first or it might come out to short). You can also wear theses with the overlocking on the inside or out, there is not set way.

Now you have made your own stockings from scratch you can easily turn a pair of old panty hoes in seamed stockings. Just iron then flat and zoom away on your stretch threaded overlocker. :D

This tutorial is only for recreational use and is not for mass productions or sale.

Hope you all enjoyed my tutorial. If you have any questions or need help don’t hesitate to ask and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! Oh, and photos! If you makes some take photos and let me see!


  1. Genius! I love it! Thank you so much. Are you just using nude lycra fabric there? ie. the leotard stuff.

  2. Pretty much, I asked around but no one could give me an exsact name for it. Don't forget to let me see photos if you make some! :D

  3. So that's what you were up to!

  4. brilliant!! I've been hunting all over for nude stockings with nude seams but have only been able to find them with black seams..not my favorite! Do you mind if I put a link to your tute on my blog?

  5. brilliant! i think its like the nude lycra they use for modesty panels and such. i really want to give it a try!

  6. Amazing! If I didn't loathe my serger I'd give it a try. If I did try it, I would trace the pattern onto the fabric though, and let the serger do the cutting!

  7. Vivian you are my hero! I would have never thought to make my own stockings. I have seen girls add seams and have been meaning to try that but this is a whole new level of awesomeness!

    Your freakin bad ass!

    This is my new personal blog hun please add it.


  8. These look awesome, if only I had an overlocker.

  9. That looks pretty easy! As soon as i can sew quite proficiently i'm going to attempt these. And i want a pair of those butterfly stockings! xx

  10. WOW! Impressive! PS: I just LOVE your blog title picture.

  11. WHERE did you get the fabric?

    Simply awesome!

  12. So simple yet so genius! You saved a novice trying to hurriedly whip up a cosplay a LOT of time and tears, heehee!

  13. Brilliant! I never even thought of this!

  14. This is such an awesome site! I would like to make this but am having a world of a time finding proper fabrics.. Would something like this be fitting?


  15. I've been looking for this help for years. Thank you.