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Spats tutorial part 1- pattern by Animus-Panthera Spats tutorial part 1- pattern by Animus-Panthera
This tutorial is free to use, provided you follow my rule: please credit me for this, even if you modify it. Other than that, please enjoy!

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Due to popular demand, a tutorial for making your own pair of spats, part 1! This is how to make a base pattern, using draping (a patterning technique). If you plan on making a bunch of spats, you can keep this pattern for future use, too.

Part 2 can be found here.

I've never made a tutorial before, so if anything doesn't make sense, just ask and I'll try to explain it as best I can! I've been sewing for a long time and sometimes I forget that some things aren't obvious to everyone, so if I left out anything, feel free to call me out on it.

I didn't take pictures when I made the spats in the first place, so there aren't a lot of pics. Part 2 will probably involve a lot of drawings, but I hope it'll still make sense.

Oh, and this is what a seam allowance is, if you didn't know.

Some spats made with this tutorial! Give 'em a look:

[link] by ~Ermelyn
[link] by ~celticgirl27
[link] by ~RemusRox
[link] by ~Ciechi
[link] [link] by ~kuramasdeathangle
[link] by =Naliaderp
[link] by ~bell-chann
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:iconbeltaneh:
Beltaneh Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Thank you for this, it gives me a lot to think about... :)
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ha ha, you're welcome, I love to share! If you ever use it, I'd love to see what you make. ^_^
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Beltaneh Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
I'll let you know if something finally comes out. Also if I'm trying the cookies...
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah ha ha, thanks!
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fractek Featured By Owner May 5, 2012   General Artist
thanks for taking the time to make this tutorial... it's very much appreciated!
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're quite welcome! I love to share. If you use it, I'd love to see what you make. ^_^
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fractek Featured By Owner May 6, 2012   General Artist
certainly! however, now that the nice weather is here... I find I don't do as much sewing... too much yard work!
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ha ha, I can understand that!
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Arahiriel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Just great! :clap: Thanks for that.
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're quite welcome! I hope it's useful, and if you use it, I'd love to see what you make. ^_^
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Arahiriel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
For sure! I will let you know when I did my first pair. :nod:
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome, thank you!
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:iconarahiriel:
Arahiriel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
No, thank YOU! :hug:
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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Blue-Demon-Hybrid Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
That's very cute. ^^
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Blue-Demon-Hybrid Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
You're welcome.
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incantostudios Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
super cool....thank you so much for sharing!
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, and you're welcome! I hope it comes in handy for you!
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:iconciechi:
Ciechi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student General Artist
I finished my spats! :]
They can be found here [link]
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! Do you mind if I link to your deviation in my artist's comments?
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:iconciechi:
Ciechi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Go for it :]
I'd love that
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome, thanks. ^_^
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Secret-Night Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Spats. I love them. I will try this.
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:iconanimus-panthera:
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool! When you do, you should link me so I can see!
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whathappenswhen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
why is stretchy bad? i have this epicly badass cloth and it's stretchy... maybe it would be good to know what is bad about it so i can avoid the badness thanks!!
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's a little hard to explain, but basically fabric "lays." Stretchy fabric will not always lay the same (because it stretches), which makes it difficult to work with, and it generally does not look good. It is possible to make something like spats look okay with stretchy fabric, but it requires a lot of expertise to do. Also, stretchy fabric is more likely to rip seams.
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whathappenswhen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010   Traditional Artist
yeay! thanks for the input!
i have started the spats with the stretchy fabric, but now i will have to put the lining together. learning more during this project is great. i'll show you the finished product when it's finished!
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome. Just be careful with that stretchy fabric- make sure it is not stretched when you sew, or else things will not line up properly. I'll look forward to seeing them.
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Chilli74 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Thank you for making this tutorial!!!
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem. ^_^ If you use it, I would love to see what you make!
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Chilli74 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
yes I will totally link you!
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great, thank you!
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LeonoraDarkling Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How awesome! Not only are your spats to die for, but a thousand thankings for the tutorial - i can actually make something inspired!
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, and you're welcome! If and when you do use it, I would love to see what you make! ^_^
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Thalassae Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Very good tutorial, thanks! When I find the right shoes I'll make some.
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're quite welcome, and thank you for the fav! ^_^ I'm a great supporter of people making the things they want to have, so if I can help a little I'm all for it. When you make a pair, I would love to see a picture of them!
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ManaMiyahara Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I love you :kiss:
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome, and thanks so much for the fav! If you use the tutorial, I'd really like to see what you make. ^_^
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ManaMiyahara Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure, probably somewhere next year for my steampunk outfit.
No problem :D
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I look forward to seeing it. ^_^
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Toshiyuu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010   General Artist
:la: thanks for sharing! ^^ I was wondering how you made the spats, I'm not good at sewing XD or cutting OTL but I want to try this! :la: ^^'
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem. I hope they turn out well! Please send me pictures, too. ^_^
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Not sure I'm following, I think I'll wait to see assembly!
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Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well if it doesn't start making sense I'll try to clarify.
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