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We are running low on leggings around here (they kind of disappear like socks…)  I have bunch of great knits in my stash, so I thought I would throw together a few more pairs for spring.

I made these using my Basic Legging Tutorial (the tutorial includes a free printable pattern.)  Be sure to bookmark this pattern, now that I have learned how to create multiple pages in one pdf document, I am going to add more sizes and improve the pattern – and the pattern will still be free. (I’ll announce the size addition on my blog, so if you follow, you’ll know when I have updated the pattern.)

DIY Leggings


To make your own leggings, use the free legging pattern here:

Free Legging, shorts and Capri in sizes 3 to 12.

(get a flounced capri version here)

I am loving these coral/peach leggings!  Such a hot color right now and she already has a couple of tops that have this color in them.

She wore the pink striped leggings to school today.    I made them especially to go with her Cascading Ruffle Peasant top. (click for that free pattern.)

Be sure to check out all my tutorials in the drop down menu at the top of the page!

My favorite fabric shop for knits:  Funkalicious Fabrics.
  1. My Sewing Machine: SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist
  2. My Serger: Brother 1034D 3 or 4 Thread Serger or you can just use Pinking Shears
  3. Rotary Cutter
  4. I love my large ruler and large cutting mat, but you may prefer to start of with a smaller Cutting set
  5. Dritz Dual Purpose Marking Pen and Fray Check
  6. Ball Point needles
  7. Singer walking foot or universal walking foot
  8. Blind hem foot.
  9. Wonder clips (I didn’t use these in the post, but they are just awesome!


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  1. Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

    Those are awesome! I want a pair too! Lovin' the coral!

  2. Ummm… I think I may make a few for myself. lol. But seriously, GREAT JOB! My boys need long john type things to keep their little legs warm while outside. Your post has inspired me. I think I may use a legging pattern to make them. Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home says:

    Wow, GREAT idea!

  4. So cute! I love the colors you chose! Thanks for sharing at The Gunny Sack!

  5. cute, cute, cute! I wish adults could wear brightly colored leggings like kids and totally get away with it. Just a thought 🙂

  6. Angie Church says:

    love leggings they are used so often with my granddaughter and for some reason she continues to have a need for them but with so many cute colors and styles how can I refuse
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  7. Lindsay @ 402CenterStreet.blogspot.com says:

    I totally agree that leggings disappear like socks! And it's all my daughter wants to wear too! Very cute and thanks for sharing the pattern as well.

  8. Four Marrs and One Venus says:

    These are GREAT! And leggings are so in right now- thank you for the great post!

  9. Chelsea @ Making Home Base says:

    Ummm… CUTE!!! Love this. My go to outfit for my babe is a onesie and leggings. I've made some pj pants, and baby leg warmers for her but not full on leggings yet. I must try. I'm not sure that your pattern will work for my 9 month old but you've totally inspired me!

  10. I'm just learning how to sew. These seem simple enough for a beginner…I tried making something more complicated but it didn't turn out so great. Will definitely try these.

  11. You are quite talented! My skills are in the kitchen, not the sewing machine. Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi!

  12. motheronamission says:

    It never occurred to me to make leggings, but I think I could actually do this! Thanks for posting!

  13. HandJ Cobb says:

    I love that you made your own! Adorable. So much cuter then the cheap ones from wal mart.

  14. Becca Acker says:

    Those look so perfect. I really like the colors you did too. 🙂

  15. I've been sewing for years, both for family
    and professionally and your work is really
    wonderful. Love the leggins!

  16. Rachel O. says:

    Oh cute!! I want to make some for my niece – or for myself 🙂

  17. Beverly@southernhomesweethome says:

    Great tut.. thanks for the instructions on how to make the flaired.. over from shabby creek

  18. Elise@growcreative says:

    Cute! I love the pink stripey ones!

  19. Jeni IGOTTHISMARTHA says:

    Wow! I would love to be able to do this!

  20. WHA?!! NO comments yet? WTH?! This is a GREAT post!! I SO want to do this for ME! I have a cute pair from VS that have a bit of a "Bell" to the hem. I want to make a "LOT" of bell to the hem & the orig pair is going to be a GREAT place to start!!!! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com