Jessie Leggings Tutorial

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jessie Leggings Tutorial

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jessie Leggings Tutorial

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jessie Leggings Tutorial

Cut out all the pattern pieces. Cut one length of elastic for the waistband as follows:

SIZE LENGTH
4 57cm
6 59cm
8 61cm
10 65cm
12 69cm
14 73cm
16 77cm
18 81cm

Fold leggings in half Right Sides together, pin and sew with zig-zag stitch along the inside leg seam. Finish the seam allowance with an overlocker or zig-zag stitch.Repeat for both legs.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jessie Leggings Tutorial

Turn one leg Wrong Sides out and one leg RS out. Place the RS out leg inside the WS out leg and pin the crotch seam from front to back.

Stitch with zig-zag stitch. Finish the seam allowance as before.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jessie Leggings Tutorial

Take the waistband elastic and lay one seam allowance on top of the other. Zig-zag a few times back and forth to secure the elastic into a loop.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jessie Leggings TutorialThe Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jessie Leggings Tutorial

Pin the elastic evenly around the waist of the leggings. Lay 1.5cm of the leggings waist onto the elastic leaving some of the elastic sticking out. Stitch all around with zig-zag stitch.

Now fold the elastic to the inside of the garment, then roll down again. Pin in place and zig-zag approx. 2cm down from the top of the waistband to secure.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jessie Leggings Tutorial

Complete the leg hems by creating rolled hems. Fold 1cm over towards the WS, then fold over again another 1cm. Pin and stitch with zig-zag.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jessie Leggings Tutorial

Alternatively you may wish to finish the hems with a stretch trim.

Cut two lengths of trim the same width as the lowest edge of the leg.

Fold the ends of the trim as shown and stitch in place to secure the loop.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jessie Leggings Tutorial

Pin the trim evenly around the leg ends RS together. Ensure to place trim on the 1.5cm seam allowance.

Stitch with zig-zag.

Fold trim to WS and top-stitch with zig-zag stitch to secure.

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