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How to Sew Spandex

This pattern will explain to you and give several helpful tips on how to sew spandex which some say is one of the trickiest fabrics, because sewing super stretchy spandex and similar knits can be intimidating but the results will always be worth the effort. And with the help of our tutorial, you will have you sewing your own yoga pants, and creating your own running gear in no time. 

Materials needed:

  • About 2-3 yards of 4 way stretch spandex (or what is required for your pattern)
  • Matching thread
  • ⅜” elastic
  • Zipper, hook and eyes or other closures (depending on your design)
  • Commercial or hand designed pattern for your design
  • Sewing machine or serger
  • Stretch sewing machine needles
  • Double sewing machine needle
  • Needle point and serrated tracing wheel
  • Transfer Paper
  • Fabric and paper scissors
  • Thread snippers
  • Seam ripper
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Pins
  • Tailor’s chalk or disappearing marker
  • Clear ruler
  • Flexible measuring tape
  • Hip curve
  • Pattern paper
  • Cutting table or other cutting surface
  • Zipper foot (optional)

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