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Make a pair of legging from a rectangle
I decided to try and make the easiest legging I could in less than an hour. I did it in 40 minutes. I recommend these leggings worn with a long top as it doesn't look brilliant around the crotch, especially if you're a bit larger as I am. They are great for kids as I made the first pair of these for. I also recommend the most stretchy fabric you can get, the stretchier the better.

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  • How to make leggings. Quick And Easy Leggings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Measure round waist, add 1 inch for seam allowance.
    Measure from waist to where you want legging to end add 1 1/2 inches.
    Cut out a rectangle waist x length plus seam allowances, or half the waist measurement if you are cutting folded fabric.

  • How to make leggings. Quick And Easy Leggings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Hem botttom 1/2 inch and turn top 1 inch and sew for elastic casing, insert elastic, secure with pins.
    Fold in half lengthways and sew down side to make a tube.
    You can sew elastic casing after sewing into a tube as doing it before doesn't hide the ends of the elastic, but it was quicker.

  • How to make leggings. Quick And Easy Leggings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Put the stitched edge to the centre and pin to stop it from slipping.

  • How to make leggings. Quick And Easy Leggings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Mark for legs either use an excisting pair of leggings or as follows.
    Crotch depth from waist to crotch, mark on leggings in centre from the waist this measurement.
    Measure leg where leggings will end and half this measurement and mark on the bottom hem from sides and draw a diaginal line towards crotch, curving around the crotch for a better fit, a U shape not a V shape and stitch.

  • How to make leggings. Quick And Easy Leggings - Step 6
    Step 5

    I recommend trying on inside out before cutting out or cut with plenty of seam allowance incase they are too tight. Adjust to fit, then secure stitching and cut 1/2 inch seam allowance.

  • How to make leggings. Quick And Easy Leggings - Step 6
    Step 6

    And you're done. Here is my daughter who is very happy with her leggings.

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† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 7 projects
i could make a pair for halloween. i need ravenclaw colors in a pair of leggings but i cant find any
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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
Those leggings are AWESOME!!
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Fairy flatmeat
Fairy flatmeat · 6 projects
Thanks Dessah, yes she's really cute in her leggings, I've had a hard time trying to convince her that she has to take them off as they need to be washed! Your little boy is adorable too. But I don't think leggings would suit him!
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CO + K User

Cute!
Kids have the cutest little froggy legs. PERFECT for a cute pair of leggin's.
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Katie's Crafts
Katie's Crafts · Dracut, Massachusetts, US · 16 projects
Sooooo cool!!!
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