|Do you have leggings like this?|
|The first pair is inspired from Ivy’s design way back from episode 1 of this season. I wasn’t crazy about the look, or maybe the fabric, but either way I liked the kind of gathered look of the leg.|
|Then when they are sewn they should look something like the picture above|
|Turn them right side out and you have some sweet new hole free leggings.|
|Try them on your little one and she might just strike a model like pose.
(you could totally do this to adult leggings as well)
|The next legging is inspired by Gretchen’s design. I like the “screen printed like” design on the legging… so I bring you|
|This may just be my new favorite.|
|First things first, The screen printing it’s self. I used the freezer paper stenciling technique. There are a lot of great tutorials out there for freezer paper stenciling my favorite is this one HERE
Basically I used the Tulip matte fabric paint, I created my own colors by mixing the paint colors together.
|then I traced my design onto the freezer paper and with my scalpel I cut it out and then ironed it on to some scraps of an old black tee shirt (black to match the leggings)|
|then I painted my design and peeled back the paper.|
|Then I cut around the print and pinned it in place on the legging, sure that it covered the hole. (yes I cut off the bottom of the design I decided not to have it go all the way up the leg)|
|Then I took some embroidery floss and stitched around the design, this does two things, one adds to the design and gives dimension and two it holds the patch in place.|
|Then when you are done you can trim around the edges to get a clean look.|
|Then you are done. Your little one can enjoy the new hole free pair of leggings, that took on a new cool look in the process.
(the vest FYI is the one made HERE only I made it longer)
Well there you have it two new tricks for leggings
You know what? I have an old pair of brown leggings I wore when I was pregnant. And I have a little bird stencil I have yet to use. I bet I could just take them in to fit me now (just did that to my fave pair of maternity jeans) and stencil on a little white birdie, fit for fall. DUH!<br />Thanks for my inspiration for the day!
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Wow. You did a great job. It actually looks like you did a big reverse applique with the stitching you added around the edges. Way to go! Thanks for the link-up too!<br /><br />Cheri
LOVE THIS!!! I have two girls and they are always getting holes in the leggings and I have been cutting them off and making bike shorts but that doesn't help now that it's getting colder. Thanks soooooo much! So happy I found your blog!
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