Cal Patch Patternmaking Simplified: Leggings 9/16
Cal Patch Patternmaking Simplified: Leggings 9/16
Cal Patch Patternmaking Simplified: Leggings 9/16
Cal Patch Patternmaking Simplified: Leggings 9/16
Cal Patch Patternmaking Simplified: Leggings 9/16
Cal Patch Patternmaking Simplified: Leggings 9/16
Cal Patch Patternmaking Simplified: Leggings 9/16
Cal Patch Patternmaking Simplified: Leggings 9/16

Cal Patch Patternmaking Simplified: Leggings 9/16

Make Your Own Leggings 

Taught by the wonderful Cal Patch, author of Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified

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, adjust our patterns if necessary, and proceed to make a pair of real-live leggings. You'll never buy them off the rack again! Please have at least advanced-beginner sewing skills, with a few simple projects under your belt.

  • Day & Time: Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 (half hour for lunch) 
  • Date: September 16th
  • Teacher: Cal Patch 
  • Students: 6
  • Supplies
  • For the pattern:
    • 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)
    • Tape Measure
    • Clear tape
  • For the leggings:
  • Fabric Shops Online: Girl Charlee, The Fabric Fairy, Hart Fabric and Fabric.com all have great choices for prints and solids.  Robert Kaufman Laguna is a tried and true fabric for leggings. You can use a bamboo, rayon or any other knit you just need to make sure the fabric has 4 way stretch i.e. stretches horizontally and vertically/has some lycra or spandex . 
    • 1 1/4 yds* of cotton/lycra jersey for fit sample (most likely will become a "wearable muslin")
    • 1 1/4 yds* of cotton/lycra jersey for finished leggings
    • Thread to match
    • 1 yard 1/2" elastic (or enough to go around your waist)
    • Sewing Machine: **Craftwork has machines available please call to reserve one for you!**
    • Basic sewing kit: Scissors (for cutting fabric), pins + pincushion, seam ripper, chalk
    • *note: most stretch jersey is 58/60" wide, and will be wide enough to cut both legs out of one length. If your thigh circumference is more than 30" you'll need twice the length (2 1/2 yards).