DIY Crazy Leggings (Crazy is optional)

diy leggingsTools:

  • Stretch fabric (two directional is preferable, otherwise make sure the direction of the stretch is horizontal)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Pins
  • Leggings template (leggings/jeggings/skinny jeans)


1. Lay out fabric flat.

2. Fold one side of fabric.

Make sure there is stretch horizontally.

3.Cut out the outline of the template with excess.

4. Make sure the right sides are facing each other and pin.

Repeat steps 1-4 for another leg.

5. Sew side seam of each leg.

6. Turn one leg right side out and place inside the other leg.

7. Pin the crotch together.

8. Sew crotch together.9. Pull leg piece out, inside out.

10. Fold and pin down waist and leg hems.

11. Place twin machine needle into sewing machine.

This will allow for a double stitch on the top and a zig-zag stitch on the back.

Three threads coming from the machine all up, two from the spools up top and one from the bobbin down below.12. Hem the waist and the legs.


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10 Replies to “DIY Crazy Leggings (Crazy is optional)”

    1. I took made my own pattern using a pair of super skinny jeans I already own. You can also use a pair of legging you may already own too.
      I have since changed the way I finish the waistband so that it sits better by dipping the front and adding a proper waistband rather than hemming the top.
      I hope that helps 🙂

    1. I used about 1.5 metres of 1.2m wide fabric. If this is your first time making these legging, I would suggest getting a little more fabric and maybe in something a little wider as well just in case.

    1. Got them from GJ’s Discount Fabrics up in Brunswick, great place for stretch dance fabrics. The prices ranged from $10 to $20 per metre.

    1. Hi. I have never done so before, and after moving back to Malaysia my crafting supplies are deeply limited. But if you have something in mind we might be able to work something out 🙂

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