Cal Patch: leggings 4/13

Cal Patch: leggings 4/13


Make Your Own Leggings 

Taught by the amazing 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 - 4:30 (half hour for lunch) 

  • Date: April

  • Teacher: Cal Patch 

  • Supplies:

    For the pattern:
    Pad or roll of paper, at least 14″ wide (can be newsprint, drawing paper, etc)
    Scissors (for paper)
    Ruler (ideally 2″x18″ clear plastic sewing ruler)
    Tape Measure
    Clear tape

    For the leggings:
    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)
    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).

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