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    My sister and I are getting new outfits made...the last one for a while. LOL We are getting leggings made that you zip up and what I wanted to know is....how do ya'll make ya'lls leggings stay w/out sliding down? Is there anything we can put inbetween the fabric that can make it stiff? Any suggestions will be helpful. :)
    V.W

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    You can use plastic canvas between the backings to make them stiffer. As for the zipper situation, I haven't had a problem with my coming down but I do know that some people put a safety pin throught the little hole on the zipper pull and attach it to the top of the legging, just in case.

    JingleBelle:p

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    • #3
      If you back them with interfacing, they will be stiff. Get a heavy weight interfacing, and you should be fine. You just iron the interfacing onto the back of the legging fabric.

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      • #4
        I use baby padding to make my leggings and they won't fall down. The padding is stiff and it they will stay up even if u decided to do beadwork on them. I've beaded all of mine and they work fine. It works great :D !!!

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        • #5
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          Yeah, have leg mucles!

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          • #6
            leggings

            :Chatter I have made a lot of leggings , and just finished my first fully beaded. I`ll post pictures later I use vinyl placemats (for table use) and bead directly on it. Or cover with clothe to match the outfit. Line it with cotton material and they never ever sag . I edge it with double width bias tape . I also make large barretts and hair ties , cuffs on the placemats.
            chemika
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            • #7
              Originally posted by chemika View Post
              :Chatter I have made a lot of leggings , and just finished my first fully beaded. I`ll post pictures later I use vinyl placemats (for table use) and bead directly on it. Or cover with clothe to match the outfit. Line it with cotton material and they never ever sag . I edge it with double width bias tape . I also make large barretts and hair ties , cuffs on the placemats.
              chemika
              the place mats sounds like a good idea, but when i went to go look for some at the dollar store they were so flexible and i think your legs would get to hot in them. so where did u get the place mats and do your legs sweat?

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              • #8
                I keep the zipper a little longer then the actual leggin, so you zip it up and tuck it in and it stays put. But I also use the heavey duty coat zippers that hold really good.
                ~*~If you get mad, you just have to get glad again~*~ No sense in wasting your time with anger~*~

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                • #9
                  Use interface to make them stiff. I then line in cotton for comfort. Put the zipper on upside down...then your foot will fit in easy. I use dress zippers. Coat zippers are so big, you wouldn't want to see the zipper. I have never had a zipper problem but then agail mine zip down. I make mine tight. I measure width around top of knee, calf and ankle. For my one friends daughter (who lacks good calf tone) I sew a loop of elastic at top of tHe legging (opposite the zipper) this stops hers from turning around backwards.

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                  • #10
                    what is baby padding and crib sheets? baby sheets r not stiff. at lease i dont think they r. and what is bias tape and fun foam. sorry so many questions but i have started a design for zip up leggings and i need some ideas like should i bead on canvas or use it as backing for the material i beaded on?

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                    • #11
                      do u use the place mats with foam on the back of it? i bought some to day. thinking on making some leggings. gosh i am so nervous to make them

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                      • #12
                        I go with the heavy interfacing. its really thick & stiff-not fusible. I then tacky glue it in the middle of a layer of muslin, and the paper pattern. The glue helps keep it stiff, too.
                        As for the zipper, I use the kind that opens on the end. It's probably only approx. 9 inches...or 6...one of those....I just adjusted the pattern to that cuz I like to keep my beadwork flat for storage & travel so it doesnt break the thread. That keeps my leggings looking better-longer....
                        "Talk Is Fine- If You Got The Time, But I Ain't Got No Time To Spare...."

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                        • #13
                          I use the heavy plastic zippers- they come in about any color you can think of. They stay up pretty good. I love the upside down idea!
                          The heavy duty pellon works great. I use inbetween the layers. I haven't tried the iron on, cuz it's so much higher in price.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Strugganona View Post
                            I go with the heavy interfacing. its really thick & stiff-not fusible. I then tacky glue it in the middle of a layer of muslin, and the paper pattern. The glue helps keep it stiff, too.
                            As for the zipper, I use the kind that opens on the end. It's probably only approx. 9 inches...or 6...one of those....I just adjusted the pattern to that cuz I like to keep my beadwork flat for storage & travel so it doesnt break the thread. That keeps my leggings looking better-longer....
                            what is tacky glue and where can u get it? heavy interfacing?

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                            • #15
                              the heavy interfacing( Pellon is a brand name) can be purchased @ Walmart, Joanne Fabrics, or online at some of the crafting/sewing websites (71F Peltex Single Sided Fusible Pellon,71F Peltex Single Sided Fusible [71F] - $34.95 : Products A LA CARTE, Your Complete Source of Pellon Products)

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