Hacked Leggings

Posted by Team Phee

So I saw these workout pants on instagram every time I logged on for a whole month! They were stalking me. Haha. I looked up reviews for them and they were completely awful. So I set out to hack them… my first real hack. So intimidating!

I used the Strides from Greenstyle Creations as the base pattern. Hoping I could successfully hack them into pants inspired by the Enduraged ad. Even though I used the Strides, the good news is you can use any legging pattern! The less pattern pieces the better but whichever legging pattern that fits you best is perfect. If you don’t have a paid pattern that you love and are looking for a free single piece legging pattern try the Pattern for Pirates Peg legs or the 5oo4 ninjas (Coupon Codes located in their facebook groups)

First I printed my pattern in my size and taped it together as normal. For the strides I taped the three leg pieces together (not including the waistband) making sure to overlap them with the correct seam allowance for the pattern, ⅜”. Then I transferred the sketch to the pattern piece.

This pattern was drafted on a capri length size small so you might need minor tweaks. Sketching on tracing paper seemed to work best for us with keeping the curves rounded instead of pointy. Then you can cut out your mirrored image pattern pieces adding your desired seam allowance to every new inner seam, I used ¼” and assembled from the bottom up, serging before topstitching the inner leg seam.

Front View Back View

Requires approximately 2.5 yards of supplex, varies by color blocking and size

Happy Sewing!

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