Leggings with Stretch Applique

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Create fun and unique leggings with appliques that stretch without distortion!

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Materials Needed

  • ½ yard grey rib knit fabric
  • 1/8 yard (or scrap) hot pink spandex
  • 888P Pellon® Wonder-Under® Stretch
  • ¾” Elastic
  • Leggings template
  • Heart template

Tools Needed

  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron, pressing cloth & pressing surface

Pellon® Products Used


  1. Using the provided pattern, cut 2 opposite legging pieces of grey rib knit fabric.
  2. On the wrong side of both the legging pieces, turn up the bottom hem by ½” and zig zag stitch across, close to the raw edge.
  3. With right sides together, match legging pieces together along the inseam and zig zag stitch or knit overcast stitch along the inseam.
  4. Turn one legging piece right side out and slip it into the other legging piece, lining up the crotch points. Turn leggings right side out.
  5. Pin together and zig zag or knit overcast stitch along crotch.
  6. Cut a 19” piece of elastic and zig zag edges together.
  7. Evenly pin elastic around the top inside edge of the waist.
  8. Zig zag stitch elastic to the fabric at top edge, stretching elastic flat to the fabric while sewing.
  9. Fold elastic down inside waist band and pin all around.
  10. Zig zag stitch around, close to the raw edge.
  11. Using the heart template, cut a heart out of hot pink spandex and Pellon® Wonder-Under® Stretch.
  12. Adhere heart to backside of pants following instructions on the interleaf of the Pellon® Wonder-Under® Stretch.

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