Making a pair of compression leg sleeves, using my mock reverse cover stitch.

Making a pair of compression leg sleeves, using my mock reverse cover stitch.

Sewing Project, Making a pair of compression leg sleeves, using my mock reverse cover stitch.

Had to make a few changes to my base compression leg sleeve pattern, need to design it with no cross over seams, while doing some more experimenting with the my method of doing a mock reverse coverstitch.  Cross over seam, don’t go to well, if using machining thread and fabric, not that noticeable, but if using contrast thread and fabric, not a good look.

There will be no upper thigh or ankle cuffs on this build, will just do elastic band for upper thigh and 1/2″ or 15mm double fold hem on ankle.

A cross over seam, using my mock reverse coverstitch, did not come out as well as expected, Redrafting leg sleeve pattern to avoid them.
A cross over seam, using my mock reverse coverstitch, did not come out as well as expected, Redrafting leg sleeve pattern to avoid them.

Also decided not to go with a scant 1/4″ or 6mm seam allowance and use a 1/2″ to 15mm seam allowance, easier to get through sewing machine, don’t have time to fiddle with the scant seam allowance.  And still using the 7mm wide, and went with 1/6mm length.

Went with a 1/2" or 15mm seam allowance, 7mm wide, and 1/6 stitch length. Also serger cone thread for needle and bulky nylon for bobbin..
Went with a 1/2″ or 15mm seam allowance, 7mm wide, and 1/6 stitch length. Also serger cone thread for needle and bulky nylon for bobbin..

 

Pattern Drafting from scratch.
Pattern Drafting from scratch.

 

My base pattern for a leg sleeve, is 17" or 43cm upper thigh and a 10" or 25cm ankle measurement. Will fit and taylor before doing the final length seam.
My base pattern for a leg sleeve, is 17″ or 43cm upper thigh and a 10″ or 25cm ankle measurement. Will fit and taylor before doing the final length seam.

 

Label pieces before cutting them.
Label pieces before cutting them.

 

This is only a thre pices pattern, elastic band hem for upper thigh, and 1/2" or 15mm double hem for ankle.
This is only a three pieces pattern, elastic band hem for upper thigh, and 1/2″ or 15mm double hem for ankle.

 

Using a geometric grey for center panel, a flat back for contrast panels, and poly/nylon for rest of leg sleeve. Three fabrics. 5 pieces per lag.
Using a geometric grey for center panel, a flat back for contrast panels, and poly/nylon for rest of leg sleeve. Three fabrics. 5 pieces per lag.

 

For pattern pieces that needed seam allowances added, I just eyeballed the 1/2" or 15mm seam allowances.
For pattern pieces that needed seam allowances added, I just eyeballed the 1/2″ or 15mm seam allowances.

 

Fabric strips all cut out and laid out ready for assembly.
Fabric strips all cut out and laid out ready for assembly.

 

Construction seam, using the triple stretch stitch, with length of 3mm. serger cone thread in needle, bulky nylon in bobbin.
Construction seam, using the triple stretch stitch, with length of 3mm. serger cone thread in needle, bulky nylon in bobbin.

 

Doing mock reverse coverstitch, using a decorative stitch, width of 7mm, length of 1.6mm, needle thread serger cone thread, bulky nylon in bobbin.
Doing mock reverse coverstitch, using a decorative stitch, width of 7mm, length of 1.6mm, needle thread serger cone thread, bulky nylon in bobbin.

 

One leg sleeve done
One leg sleeve done

 

Mock reverse coverstitch
Mock reverse coverstitch

 

Right side of Mock reverse coverstitch.
Right side of Mock reverse coverstitch.

 

Wrong side of Mock reverse coverstitch.
Wrong side of Mock reverse coverstitch.

 

Upclose of right side of Mock reverse coverstitch.
Upclose of right side of Mock reverse coverstitch.

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