Leggings are such a useful item of clothing!  Learn how to sew up your own and you will never have to buy another pair again.  You can also ensure a really great flattering fit and use all kinds of different fabrics.

For example if you use a spandex material the leggings will look great for the gym or jogging, or use a stretchy jersey lycra or jersey knit for a pair for everyday wear.

You can make them full or 3/4 length and even just use them as an extra layer in winter, or perhaps as an alternative to loose pyjama bottoms.

We've found a few great tutorials for you to learn how to make a pair that fits you perfectly.


Miranda of One Tiny Minute blog has created a really easy to follow tutorial for sewing up leggings, including a handy guide to measuring yourself and drafting the pattern.  Drafting your own patern means you will get a perfect fit, no unsightly bulges where the fabric is too tight or baggy knees which you can find with shop bought leggings.


Kathleen in her blog Grossgain is Fabulous had created a tutorial and pattern you can download to sew up this pair of fleece leggings - extra cosy! - Leggings Pattern


Craftsy have some great tips and patterns for sewing up leggings, whether you make them cropped and sporty or pretty and floral is up to you!

Find all their advice for sewing leggings here.

If you are keen to sew up more active wear and find even more leggings patterns take a look at our latest Pinterest board