This Month's Box
Ooh La Leggings from Papercut Patterns
Mid-weight four-way stretch knit fabrics
What You Should Know
Sewing stretch fabrics, inserting elastic into casing
Matching thread, waistband elastic, a twin needle and a sewing machine needle
- Raspberry Fleece Backed Spandex - If you wondered the best way to make a simple spandex into the ultimate cozy fabric, adding fleece to the back is the best way I can think of. The added brushed softness means the fabric will feel amazing against your skin and it will keep you warm, especially if you use these leggings for outdoor things like running or biking. The color is bold but not too bright and the striated pattern will show off the style lines nicely. A warm and stylish choice!
- Black/Charcoal Double Side Chitosante Knit - Never heard of chitosante? Don't worry, me either until recently. It's made by combining the fiber from, of all things, crab shells and polyester fiber, making it odor resistant, anti-microbial, and moisture-wicking, all excellent things to have in an athletic fabric. Who knew?! This fabric is a double knit with one side black and the other charcoal, allowing you to choose which side suits your wardrobe. You could even colorblock if you wanted!