Ah, a real tutorial! I’m apparently really lazy every summer, so tutorials have been really sparse. But I love making tutorials, so here is a real tutorial (finally!). I’m just getting back into a routine and excited about it.
This is a pattern hack! How to turn a regular leggings pattern into jeggings! I am using my favorite legging pattern by Go To Patterns, the Go To Signature Leggings. I’ve used them before, to make these tribal leggings. Best legging pattern. Baby jeggings are adorable, right? I mean, yes yes they are. I don’t care what you say, I just can’t have enough of them. Maybe it’s the tiny belt loops or faux pockets? I’m not sure, but I love them.
I really had to make these, because Kilee from One Little Belt sent me this adorable gold belt. Baby belts? Um, melt me. This one is glittery gold and so well made. I don’t know how you make a belt, but I think her little shop is adorable.
She also makes a neon pink, mustard yellow and glittery silver belt. You can browse through all of them (plus boy belts!) here! (She sent me the belt for free, but I wasn’t paid to review it or love it. But I DO love it and think you will, too. I mean, tiny gold belt!)
I found some jegging material when I was in Berkeley with Jess, Stef and Cherie. (Which I was going to blog about, but didn’t!) Anyways, here we are at Stone Mountain and Daughter. Jess, Stef and I also went to Discount Fabric, which is where I found this material. It’s super stretchy and was like $6 bucks a yard? Cheap.
DIY jeggings tutorial
–GoTo leggings pattern
Additional pattern pieces:
-rectangle for belt loops: 1.75″ by 10″
-rectangles for waistband: 2″ x waistband width
-basic pocket pattern for back pockets. I used the one included in the Go To Leggings but widened them 1/4″ on each side.
If you’re new to knits, check out this resource post I wrote about working with knits.
And let’s get started!
First cut off 1 1/2″ from the top of your legging pattern.
Next, measure the width of the piece you just cut off and cut two rectangles twice as long and 2 inches wide. This will be your waistband. sew them together at the short ends with right sides together.
To make belt loops, fold both long edges of your belt loop strip into the middle so they meet. Press. Fold in half again (long ways) and pin. Sew two rows of topstitching, then cut belt loops into 2″ sections.
Baste the belt loops onto the top of your waistband piece. Pin the other waistband piece right sides together and sew. Trim seam allowance and turn waistband. Insert elastic. Pin belt loops down and baste around the edge.
Sew on your pockets and assemble leggings as pattern instructs.. Then attach the waistband with right sides together.
And you’re done!
Oh, hi baby! How’d you get so big?
jeggings: hacked GoTo leggings
gold belt: one little belt
lace onesie: h&m
Adorable!! That little gold belt is to die for and I love jeggings, too. Even on my little bit bigger girls. And what do you know? I have that exact same fabric. ;) heehee! So glad I can copy your awesomeness.
Gah! I die of cuteness! I think Penny may be gettting some Jeggings in the near future :) Also I love these pictures! They are just fantastic and yes these babies of ours are growing way too fast!
These are definitely going onto my sewing list! How adorable! I am not a big fan of how wide baby pants tend to be, and these are just perfect!
oh, so great!!
What a sweetie pie. THOSE JEGGINGS! Too adorable.
Love this! I will have to try it out for my 2 year old. I love the denim color too.
Oh. My. Goldness! That is the cutest belt I have ever seen. I didn’t even know they made baby belts. And baby jeggings. Love them.
Those jeggings are beyond cute. They go so well with the lovely sparkly belt.
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Great hack! My “baby” who is a full blown toddler these days- is getting these this Fall for sure!
I had no idea that Edison needed a belt until right now!
Cutest tutorial! I wonder if I will have enough time to make Ed some for NZ…
I love these jeggings!!! My daughter has been asking me to make her a pair and I love this tutorial! I’m newer to sewing and am slowly learning the different types of fabric that’s out there. When you say “jegging fabric” what exactly would I be typing in at an online shop? Thanks so much!!!