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Early Bird!

Make Your Own Leggings


Price includes 6 hours of class. Early Bird ends 01/17/22.

With Cal Patch

Mar 4, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm

Learn to draft a pattern for leggings, using your own measurements, and then sew them up!

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People are often surprised to learn they can make their own leggings, but guess what? YOU CAN! And you don’t even need a serger to sew with knits. Cal will show you how to draft a pattern for this wardrobe essential, based on your own measurements. Then we’ll stitch up a first-draft fit sample, which most likely can become a “wearable muslin”, and adjust our patterns if necessary. Cal will demonstrate the waistband and other finishing steps so that you have all the info you need to proceed in making a pair of real-live leggings. You’ll never buy them off the rack again!

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Please have at least advanced-beginner sewing skills, with a few simple projects under your belt. Must be comfortable using a sewing machine.

Supply List

• Pad or roll of paper, at least 14′′ wide (can be newsprint, drawing paper, etc)
• Pencil/eraser/sharpener
• Scissors (for paper)
• Ruler (ideally 2′′x18′′ clear plastic sewing ruler)
• Clear tape
For the leggings:
• Sewing machine
• 1.25 yds* of cotton/lycra jersey for fit sample (most likely will become a “wearable muslin”) – MUST have at least 5% stretch fiber (Lycra or Spandex) and 4-way stretch!
• 1.25 yds* of cotton/lycra jersey for finished leggings – MUST have at least 5% stretch fiber and 4-way stretch (this pair will likely happen after class, so not needed during class session)
• All-purpose thread to match
• 1 yard of 1/2″ to 1” wide elastic (or enough to go around your waist)
• Basic sewing kit: Scissors (for cutting fabric), pins + pincushion, seam ripper, chalk
• Sewing Basics: Needles, Sharp scissors (for fabric), Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Pins

*note: most stretch jersey is 58/60″ wide, and will be wide enough to cut both legs out of one length. but if your thigh circumference is more than 30″ you’ll need twice the length (2-1/2 yards).

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique


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