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my leggings!

Noodlehead   my leggings! sewing with knits

I’m so pumped about these leggings.  I followed Miranda’s (One Little Minute) tutorial for self drafted leggings and made my very own pair. I had gotten this black’white print from fabric.com a while back and figured I might as well cut into it.  I love them!

Noodlehead   my leggings! sewing with knits

I did end up re-measuring myself though because apparently I didn’t quite measure as accurately as I could the first time.  So this next round that I plan on making I adjusted the overall length and rise a bit.

If you’re at all uncertain of knits this would be a great project to start with.  And if you’re shopping for fabric, just check the material content of an existing pair of leggings you have (or even go check out what a pair at the store is made of).  I got a bunch of this Laguna Stretch Cotton Jersey (it’s 95% cotton 5% Lycra, same content of the store bought ones I had).

Noodlehead   my leggings! sewing with knits

I know it might seems ridiculous to sew a pair of leggings when they’re only $10 or so at Target, but when you make them yourself, they’ll be made to fit your body!  So if you have really long legs, or larger calves, or you like them to not feel like they’re showing your butt when you bend over, this is your answer.

Noodlehead   my leggings! sewing with knits

Have a great long weekend!!!

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31 Responses to my leggings!

  1. Katie @SwimBikeQuilt 05.24.2013 at 3:15 pm #

    The leggings look great! Why didn’t I have Miranda give me a 1 on 1 lesson before she moves next week!!!

  2. Sarah De Baer 05.24.2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Beautiful! Love it!

  3. Deborah Hamilton 05.24.2013 at 3:23 pm #

    Those are really cute and look comfy!

  4. Allie 05.24.2013 at 3:23 pm #

    Awesome! Another reason to sew your own instead of buying a cheap pair at a big box store… so you can be sure they weren’t made by children and/or exploited workers in dangerous environments: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57585804/cbs-news-goes-undercover-in-a-bangladesh-clothing-factory/

    • Anna 05.30.2013 at 10:10 am #

      yes! thank you for sharing this!

  5. Carolyn 05.24.2013 at 3:25 pm #

    Eh, if we were all sewing to save money we would have given up a long time ago (or at least I would have!).
    They leggings look fantastic. Not only do you get a great fit by making your own, but you get to use such fabulous fabrics!

  6. kristin 05.24.2013 at 3:48 pm #

    I’m just gonna say ditto to Carolyn’s entire comment up there ^^. These look so awesome on you, Anna!

  7. {Leila}Where the Orchids Grow 05.24.2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Yay for leggings, love them Anna!

  8. Rachel at Stitched in Color 05.24.2013 at 5:04 pm #

    And don’t you look great in them! Love that shag carpet and your furniture. Such a cool look.

  9. Live a Colorful Life 05.24.2013 at 5:27 pm #

    Wow, impressive. And you look phenomenal!

  10. Mrs Knight 05.24.2013 at 5:35 pm #

    i love them,Im a tights gal! Im starting to make them for my little miss 3month old sooo sweet.

  11. SaraBeth 05.24.2013 at 6:40 pm #

    These are great. I love leggings and they never seem to fit properly, must bookmark the link for later.

    Sarabeth
    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

  12. Vanessa 05.24.2013 at 7:10 pm #

    Those look awesome – seriously love that fabric!!!!

  13. Katy Cameron 05.24.2013 at 7:24 pm #

    Love that fabric, they look great!

  14. Aless 05.24.2013 at 7:50 pm #

    Thank you SO much for this. I am a (lower end) plus size but cannot find leggings to fit me where I live. I have bought a pattern, but that would still be a bit hit and miss, so self-drafted is the solution for me.

  15. Marian-Lady Face 05.24.2013 at 10:51 pm #

    Perfect! I’m excited to try this, thank you for sharing! I’m hoping to make some to wear while I’m pregnant (and after) to go under some of the really really short, but adorable, dresses I’ve been seeing everywhere! Yours look awesome!

  16. Sew Much Ado 05.25.2013 at 3:55 am #

    Oh my word, those are so cute and look awesome on you Anna! That print is to die for!

  17. Rosie 05.25.2013 at 7:01 am #

    I love those leggings they look great on you.

  18. diana 05.25.2013 at 8:28 am #

    i saw a great tut.on youtube before and wanted to make a pair of these she used a pair she already had layed them out on a piece of fabric and drew around them and cut out
    also i made a couple of your noodlehead baskets and turned out great after i figured the divider attaching thanks

  19. mle 05.25.2013 at 12:57 pm #

    Those are awesome! I’m still really unsure about sewing with knits, don’t you need a special needle? I’d like to make a shirt with some knit jersey I have but I just haven’t done the research to get started. :)

  20. Delia 05.25.2013 at 11:58 pm #

    You look awesome. I am so impressed and love that print!

  21. Meghan 05.26.2013 at 8:54 am #

    These legging look great on you! I love the print too!

  22. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy 05.26.2013 at 10:57 am #

    These are great leggings – such great fabric!

  23. Caroline Heinrichs 05.27.2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Lovely and look really comfortable, I’m going to have to make one or two of these!

  24. crafterhours 05.28.2013 at 1:26 am #

    I love them. And I love the shirt. And I love them WITH the shirt. It’s just one big lovefest over here. Remind me to make these when I can wear pants again.
    A

  25. Franziska 05.28.2013 at 2:40 pm #

    Looks great. And it’s not about the price it’s about making it on your own. It’s the journey of making it what it’s about. Isn’t it?

  26. Cindy 05.28.2013 at 8:20 pm #

    These look great on you- look sooo comfy!! Nice job, Anna!:)

  27. dana 05.29.2013 at 12:31 am #

    adorable! love these Anna and love them on you! :)

  28. Truly Myrtle 05.29.2013 at 5:54 am #

    They are fab. It is tricky to get the rise right though isn’t it? Walk us through it!

  29. luvinthemommyhood 05.29.2013 at 7:20 pm #

    You are awesome! These are fabulous m’dear! Love them on you! great print!

  30. melissa 12.17.2013 at 5:42 am #

    Awesome! these are fabulous,Thanks so much for sharing.

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