Are your legs cold?

Well that may sound like an odd question but I find that if my legs are cold, then I’m not comfortable!? So I have an extensive collection of comfy, stretch pants in all sorts of different colours and knit fabrics in my closet to keep my legs warm during our Canadian winter months.

My favourite leggings/pants pattern Kwik Sew 3115

I have  a video to share with you where I show:

  1. How I altered my very favourite Kwik Sew yoga pants pattern to narrow the legs as I do not like the wider style of the pant legs in the pattern.
  2. I share hints and tips of getting the best results even when I can make one of these pairs of pants in 15 minutes….seriously. The video is longer at around 3/4 of an hour as I’m talking and showing as I make & hem the pants.
  3. And I show step-by-step how I make  a pair of these pants on my Janome serger and my Janome Coverpro (coverhem machine)

Please note that it really does not matter what Janome serger or Coverpro you have – you will be able to glean good information from the video tutorial.

Here is the close up photo of the threads taken to the back when you sew a hem with your coverhem. I mentioned this in the video. This quick little tip takes the top threads to the back. You then have all your threads on the back where you can knot them a couple of times and add fray check if you feel that is necessary. Very slick and easy to do.

Top side of the coverhem after the threads have been cleverly pulled through to the back – as shown in the video. This can be done at the end of a hem or after you have overlapped some stitching if sewing in the round like on a pants leg

This is a triple coverhem so there are a total of 4 threads at the back: 3 from the top and 1 looper thread.

Once the threads have been tied securely with 2 or 3 knots, cut off the tails you are good to go. You can add a drop of fray check but I do not usually do this. My stitching holds just fine. I usually take 2 + 2 and tie these together or 2 + 1 if I’m doing a 3 thread hem.

Here is the link to the video on our Janome Life You Tube channel.

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9 Responses to Are your legs cold?

  1. Vicki says:

    Could this be done successfully on a standard sewing machine (Janome 8900)?


    • Liz Thompson says:

      Hi Vicki,
      Yes, many people do sew knit fabrics on a sewing machine. However you will need to use a stretch stitch from the Utility menu and I’d also like to suggest you use the Acufeed flex foot and differential feed knob on the right side of the machine if necessary. Sergers and Coverhem machines make sewing knits much easier but it can be done on a sewing machine.



  2. Karen says:

    Hi! I tried the link to the video. It won’t play, and I get a message that it’s private. Is there another possibility to see this video of making the pants?


  3. Good morning Liz, I am unable to watch the video as it is ‘private’ on youtube. I think you might need to change the settings. I have no issues with all the other videos on the janome life channel.


  4. Frances says:

    It says the video is private and cannot be viewed?????


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