FREE PATTERN: Vintage Spats (Gaiters) Sewing Pattern




Ah, yes, spats ... also known as gaiters. They started out being a functional part of our wardrobe, keeping splashes (or "spatters") of mud and water off our shoes. As time passed, their cold, plain look took on a more fashionable attitude while still serving to protect our footwear, as well as cover up ugly shoelaces and scuffs.

Today's vintage pattern will teach you how to make a pair of spats. As I always say, be creative and use fabrics and embellishments you adore. Although the pattern calls for buttonholes, for a faster make-up job, you can use velcro -- which they didn't have at the time this pattern was printed.

For more sewing and accessory books, please click on the book covers above. In February, we will be releasing our "Accent on Accessories" book filled with everything from vintage collars to umbrella covers for you to sew!

Materials, pattern pieces (in PDF format) and instructions are below. Please feel free to email us or post your finished photos -- and remember to "add a little vintage to your day!"

This pattern is free to our customers until February 4, 2011! After this time, you can purchase it from our web site, just click the link below.

Bramcost Publications

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  • 8/8/2011 5:06 PM George wrote:
    I studied the pattern and here are a few tricks you could try. For the straps you could use a black fabric with velcro or you can use black elastic. For button hole size, make a sample of the button holes and test your buttons through it that way you can make adjustments. Or just use snaps and get rid of the holes and just sew buttons over them for affect.
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