Free Scarf Leggings Tutorial

Keep those little legs snug and warm with a pair of scarf leggings!
This Free Scarf Leggings Tutorial will Keep Your Girl’s Legs Warm all Winter.
The tutorial is super easy and turned out just as I envisioned- time to go shopping for some more scarves:)
You could also use a scarf to make baby legs, but…I really don’t like baby legs- they seem to always be falling off chubby little thighs and just aren’t quite warm enough. Nice for diaper changes but just not worth it.
If found this scarf at the the thrift store for $1 and decided it would make pretty adorable leggings. And they’re super warm too so I can let my little darling wear dresses even on cold days:)
We’re both pretty happy with them:)
Like the sweater dress? Tutorial here (yes we’re on our 2nd year of use- love that!)
Like the ear warmer? Tutorial here
Let’s get started!
1. Using a pair of leggings as a guide cut out 4 leg pieces. You don’t really need much of a seam allowance along the sides because scarves are really stretchy but you’ll want about 1.5″ up top and an extra .5″ or so at the bottom. For a 2T I ended up using my entire scarf- each leg piece ran the full width of the scarf at the widest portion of each piece.
2. Sew 2 leg pieces together (right sides together if your scarf has a right side) along the outer leg seam and the inseam. ***Sergers work well with knits but I didn’t want the seam to be itchy since these are snug fitting so I just used my regular machine and a narrow zig zag stitch to allow for a bit of stretch.
3. With right sides together slide 1 leg inside the other and sew up the crotch seam. I went over this twice to make sure the seam will hold up well.
4. To finish the waistband I just made a simple casing (need help? Check out the waistband here). I used my double needle for a professional finish. To hem the bottoms I just folded under and topstitched in place- nothing fancy

8 Responses

  1. These are the cutest leggings I have ever seen, they are so fun! I love that your “model” is so proud to be wearing them -way to go mom! Definitely gonna have to Follow you. 🙂 (Popped over from Craft Gossip.

  2. Thanks for the tutorial; great idea! Now that the weather’s getting cold again here in Colorado, my 17 month old daughter can always use more warm pants. I have a bunch of receiving blankets with cute patterns that I’ve been thinking about using to make pants…

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  4. I love this! I’ve made a bunch of fleece “longies” for my daughter out of old blankets, I didn’t think of scarves! We have a bunch of scarves that we hardly ever use… Time to get the sewing machine back out! Knit fabric is a little intimidating though.. I’m afraid of it fraying (fleece doesn’t fray)… But I’m going to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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