This project can be created out of just a quarter yard of fabric. Smaller projects mean that you can act on inspiration when it strikes and enjoy near-instant sewing gratification without getting too bogged down. We’re excited to share Anda Corrie’s sweet knit baby leggings project today, which can easily be completed in under an hour — read on for your adorable project fix below!
Anda: Let’s make baby leggings! First, you want a stretchy fabric. I’m obsessed with Spoonflower’s Organic Cotton knit at the moment— it’s super soft, a little thicker than many jersey knits, and I find it makes awesome baby clothes. There are many different knits available at Spoonflower, choose the one that’s right for you. The pattern I’ve included for download is for size 6m. If you have a favorite pair of leggings that already fit your child, try folding them in half like the pattern demonstrates and tracing them instead. It will be hard to make any sizes larger than 9m with a fat quarter, however.
- baby leggings pattern
- one fat quarter Spoonflower Organic Cotton Interlock Knit fabric (manufactured in the USA)
- matching thread
- 17.5” of ¾” wide elastic
I like to stitch the elastic directly to the back of the leggings to keep it in place. After doing this, fold over about 1” of fabric around the elastic and stitch. Be careful not to catch the elastic as you go!
Zig zag stitch around raw seams, turn right side out and you’re all done!
About Our Guest Blogger
Anda Corrie is an American illustrator, Etsy designer, and émigré living in Berlin, Germany with her small family. In her spare time she obsesses over vintage children’s books, makes homemade schnapps, sews tiny dresses that her 4-year-old stubbornly refuses to wear, and draws. Visit her Spoonflower shop for some lovely hand drawn fabric designs and her Etsy shop, Boosterseat.