With St. Patrick’s day right around the corner, I wanted to make a little something for my missy so she would be “pinch-proof.” Since she already had this cute little green top, I thought green polka dot leggings would complete the outfit. (Plus it gave me another chance to use the free legging pattern I released a while back.)
(Looking for more free patterns? Be sure to check out my free patterns and tutorials page here.)
I searched and searched online for the perfect green polka dot print stretch knit fabric, but was just not finding anything that I liked. I did, however, have this white spandex lycra knit in my stash and a bucketful of fabric paint! I figured, why not just paint them myself? I’m glad I did because the finished result was super cute!
Painting the polka dots on the fabric was really very quick and easy. I have a couple more yards of this fabric left over and can’t wait to make a few more items.
The pattern I used for the leggings is free and in sizes 3 to 12. (Get it here.) Want to try painting fabric yourself? I have just a couple of tips/reminders to share.
How to paint on fabric:
Materials you will need: (I linked to what I used so you can see it)
- Knit fabric (looks like she is out of stock on the white, but I linked to the off-white so you could see it.)
- circle foam brushes
- fabric paint
- ruler (love this ruler, the lip fits on the edge of my cutting mat and help me line up my cuts/fabric)
- fabric marker
- pattern (of course you don’t have to make leggings, this would be an adorable top too!)