Lo leggings is a pattern that you can use several times over! With 16 sizes, from 56 to 146, you can use it for many years.
Lo includes two variants, A: regular fit leggings in sizes 74-146 and B: leggings with extra room for a diaper, in sizes 56-110. Both variants can be sewn with elastic or waist cuff, and the legs are finished with a hem, cuffs or bow cuffs. If you're sewing the version with elastic waist, you will need an elastic that is 2-2,5 cm wide (1").
Last but not least, you can sew leggings with knee patches for a cool detail and more durable leggings, perfect for active children.
This PDF-pattern includes three pattern formats:
A4/letter sizefor home printing, 19 pages. Layered.
The Sewing instructions are also included as a PDF-file, 16 pages.
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Fabric: Light to medium weight knit such as jersey or college/french terry. The pattern is adapted for fabrics with at least 30% stretch. Have a look at the stretch guide in the pattern and evaluate your fabric.
This is an estimate of how much fabric you’ll need, based on 160 cm (63”) wide fabric that has not been pre-washed. The estimate is based on leggings with elastic at the waist and hemmed legs. For leggings with waistband and leg cuffs, the fabric requirement is about 10 cm (4”) less.
Elastic: if you’d like that for the waist. In the chart above you can see how much elastic you’ll need. Remember that elastics can be of varying stretch and stiffness so use the estimate as a guide.
Sewing machine with a stretch needle. A serger can also be used for most of the steps, but a sewing machine is just as fine.
Choose variant 1 (regular) if the child doesn’t wear a diaper, and variant 2 if the child has a diaper. Variant 1 has a close fit. Variant 2 is designed to allow for room for the diaper and to be higher over the behind.
Choose a size based on the child’s height. If you know that the child is slim you can size down on width but keep the length, i.e. combining 2 sizes. If you’d like a more loose fit, you can size up 1-2 sizes on width, but keep the length.
Lo is designed for knit fabrics with at least 30% stretch. Evaluate your fabric with the help of the stretch guide in the pattern.
Get creative with our pattern hacks (modifications) for Lo!
With the included Sewing Instructions you receive help from start to finish. It’s a solid and detailed description of each step in the making of this garment. It includes clear pictures, explanatory text and tips that will give the garment a professional look.
If you are new to some of the sewing techniques this is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your sewing skills. Consider our patterns your sewing school.
The tutorial also includes a size chart and a fabric requirements chart. Measurements are provided in both the metric and imperial system.