Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial Ruffled Leggings

I was given a handful of tights from my neighbor recently. They were brand new and have never been worn. Part of the reason they hadn't been worn was because winters here tend to be very mild. I knew my girls would never wear the actual tights so I set out to make something they could wear.

The first thing I did was remove the feet of the tight. I could have measured so they cuts would be exact but I choose to eyeball it and it worked out fine. I realize they look uneven but trust me it is just the picture.

I used a zig zag stitch close to the edge to create a ruffled end to each leg. You could always stop here as one ruffle is adorable. I love ruffles and feel that more ruffles are always better so I decided to add one more!

To create the second ruffle I folded the ends inside of themselves.

Then I ran another zig zag stitch around the folded edge creating another ruffle.

The finished project is a pair of double ruffle leggings. The whole project took about 20 minutes start to finish. These will be wonderful for the mild winters we have here on the island.

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Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

Those leggings are so much fun!

Sarah said...

cute, cute Thanks for the tute!

Staci J said...

Super cute! So simple and clever, I need to do this with my daughters' tights to make them go further:)
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BJ_Mama said...

SEW CUTE! I'm gonna steal this idea! TFP!

KJ said...

Found you via the train to crazy. These tights are adorable. My daughters love leggings, so I will add this project to my list.

Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi said...

they are so cute!
It is a great idea, it might also work when the tights get too short but still fit at the belly....we do wear alot of tights....cold here and always a need for fancy dresses!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Seriously so cute! I love the ruffles!

Robin said...

Thank you so much for linking up to www.thetshirtdiaries.com. I am having a Stash-Busting September party. Check the blog for details soon...

LB3K said...

I love ruffles! Great idea. Thanks for linking to Wardrobe Wednesday!

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Beth said...

I love these! Now I can't wait to try it on a pair of my daughter's tights! Can I link this up to my blog? I'd like to try it and post about it.
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