How to Make Leggings | Teach Me Fashion

How to Make Leggings | Teach Me Fashion


This is a simple legging with only two pattern
pieces. As you can see there is no outside leg seam
so it is great for a multicolored Lycra where you want the style to go all around the leg. You should be able to make these leggings
in less than an hour. Take the pattern pieces and notch the seam
allowances so when you remove the pattern pieces all the markings are clear. Do this for both the legging and the legging
waistband. There is no elastic in the waistband because
the stretch of the Lycra will hold comfortably at your waist Take the pattern piece from the legging, pin and the inside leg seam together. Now take the waistband piece and fold edge to edge to make a tube. Pin this into place and take both pattern
pieces to the sewing machine. Stitch using a slight zigzag if you do not
have an over-locker. A slight zigzag will stop the seam from what’s
called cracking or breaking when you pull the leggings on. The slight zigzag will look just like a straight
seam on the outside and you stitch this all the way from the crotch, match your notches
as you sew, all the way through to the hem on your 5/8 of an inch or 1.5 centimeter seam
allowance. Take your waistband piece and sew your seam
together to make the tube. Open the seam allowance, fold the waistband piece in two, pin that to hold it in place. Now having sewn both your inside leg seams
together pin them to match and then pin all the way around the crotch seam. Put this under the machine and using the zigzag
stitch still stitch right through from the center front to the center back. This will complete the leggings enabling you
to put the waistband on. Once you have completed this seam you will
put the waistband on and so that you always know where the center back is on these leggings
match the seam allowance on the waistband to the center back of the leggings. Make sure you have your seams open. You will notice I am not neatening the seams
on these because the Lycra does not fray. If you have an over-locker you could whip
these up in no time and get a professional finish, but no one will notice you do not
have an over-locker. Starting at the center back waistband seam
stitch the waistband to the pant. You may find you have to stretch the waistband
onto the pant a little bit. This gives you the support so you do not need
any elastic at the waist. To finish this legging off you just need to
turn up the hem allowance. Turn the hem up making sure the seam allowance
is open and zigzag from the inside so that you are stitching right on the cut edge of
the hem so that it is held securely down and doesn’t flap around. Do this for both legs.