I get a lot of questions on how to make leggings, so to make the explanation process easier, here is a little tutorial.
- A pair of socks (woman's size)
- Sewing machine or serger
On the left, you see a sock. On the right, you see a finished legging. Let's make the second.
Step 1: cut the foot off just above the heal as pictured above
Step 2: cut the heal off of the foot as pictured above
Step 3: cut the toe off of the foot as pictured above
You can throw away the loose toe and loose heal pieces.
Step 4: turn the foot piece inside out as pictured above
Step 5: turn the foot piece right side out as pictured above. You want the raw edges together. Notice how the black stripe was in the middle of the foot and is now at the bottom of the foot piece. We will now call the foot piece the "cuff"
Step 6: place the cuff over the leg piece. You want the raw edges together (notice where the balck stripe is on the cuff). You want the cuff on the outside all the way around--not just on top of the leg piece.
Step 7: sew the pieces together. I prefer to use a serger, but if you don't have a serger, a sewing machine will work, too. When you do this, you are opening the sock as you would to put it on you.
This is how it will look when you are done
You can now pull the cuff down. The sewing is now on the inside of the sock
You are done! How simple is that!