Leggings are great to wear but I always feel a bit self conscious wearing them because they reveal everything (if you know what I mean). I thought I’d try to make some baggy leggings that were bigger at the top and in the legs but tapered down tight at the calves. I didn’t have a pattern to go by so they didn’t come out quite as baggy as I’d hoped but all in all it was a success. They are baggy enough and oh so comfy. It costs $4 to make them using two clearance 4xl mens knit muscle shirts (I couldn’t find any knit fabric). Check out the pic below and step by step instructions. Enjoy!
- Take your measurements according to the “pattern” below and cut out 4 individual pieces.
- Sew together 2 of letter C then sew the remaining 2 together likewise.
- Open the pants with the sewn seam on the outside, lay one piece on the other and sew the entire inseam.
- Sew each side of the pants.
- Tuck each bottom of the leggings under (iron to keep in place) and sew the hem.
- Fold the waist under(iron to keep in place) and sew all the way around (make sure there is enough width for the elastic) leaving a 2 inch gap.
- Feed the elastic through the waist by attaching a safety pin to one end of the elastic.
- Sew the elastic together.
- Sew the 2 inch gap closed on the waist.