Babies and toddlers look so adorable in tunics and leggings. You can see the little details of their chubby (or not so chubby) legs and it makes you just want to squish them. I wanted to create some cute little tulip leggings (and 18-month pattern) that are just a little different while still being cute and not over the top. The Tulip Leggings are just that–a basic legging with a sweet little tulip detail at the hem.
Tulip leggings look adorable in pant and capri length, and I can’t wait to make more pairs for my little one. But I also wanted to show you how I made them so you can make other sizes.
Tulip Leggings Supplies
- Download your Tulip Leggings Pattern! (free 18-month pattern)
- 1/2 yard knit with good stretch (I used an amazing knit in Sahara Sun from Art Gallery Fabrics, and couldn’t recommend it more)
- 3/4″ elastic
- Paper and pen
- Leggings that fit your child
- Turn your leggings inside out, and trace around them leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance and an extra 1-1/4″ at the top for a waistband and an extra 1″ at the hem. Then add a little wing to the outside back leg and cut a wedge from the outside front leg. (Or download the 18-month and save yourself a lot of time.)
- Cut your fabric out–you’ll need two front and two back pieces.
- With right sides together (RST) sew the front and back pieces together at the crotch seam.
- With RST, sew the inside leg seam of your leggings.
- Open up the leggings and hem the leg openings. Then sew or serge the outer leg seams from the top all the way down, allowing the front piece to end before the back piece like below.
- Fold the “wing” over on top of the curve of the front piece, and sew along the hemline of the front piece. Sew ONLY the front hem and wing, not all the layers.
- Fold down 1/4″ at the waistband (or serge the top) and then fold down another 1″ to create the waistband casing. Sew the casing, leaving a 2″ gap to thread your elastic.
- Thread your elastic into the casing, sew the ends together, and then close up the casing.
The detail is subtle but cute. Since my little one is super skinny, these will last her a long time as she fills out.
Unless she runs around non-stop. But at least they’re cute and comfy. And what about that top? I have a tutorial and pattern coming up for that one soon!
Don’t forget to Download your Tulip Leggings Pattern!
So cute. Now to wait for my niece to get big enough to wear this!
Thank you Kristie!
So very cute!!! Pinned for making this ASAP! 😉
Thank you Denise!
Just precious. Tried the link for pattern, but only showed the post again, no pattern.
Hi Beverly, thank you! I made some adjustments and just tried the pattern and it worked for me–would you give it another try?
These are so cute. I love the whole outfit! And thanks for the tutorial, might have to give that a try!
Thank you Jess! I think you should. 😉
These are adorable!
Thank you Melissa!
I love the tulip hem! Such a fun twist.
Thanks Roxanne–it is a fun little difference.
Neat way to jazz up basic leggings! Did you make the shoes too? They are so adorable.
Thanks Denita, I did!
So sweet! Makes me wish my daughter was still little enough for me to dress her how I want.
its amazing how quickly they grow.
Super cute! Might have to adjust this for my baby…she’s already pushing a 2T! gasp. Love the little detail on the hem of the pants.
Yes! It’s so easy to adjust for any size. And thank you!
Leggings are cute, but THAT TOP!!!! Can’t wait for the pattern!
Yea! I’m so glad you’re excited for the top too. 🙂
Hi I also want to make one, but I cannot download the pattern. Please help, Thanks
If you’re on a mobile phone or tablet, try switching over to the desktop view (in the upper menu) and then the link works. Or you can try it on a computer. If that still doesn’t work, just let me know and I’ll email it to you.
I came across your site while looking for cute girls clothes and immediately subscribed. Anyway, I can’t download the leggings pattern. I’m on a desktop computer (I saw your response to Sheila on 3/4) so I’m not sure what’s wrong. Would you please email me the pattern. Thanks so much
Love the leggings. Just downloaded the pattern. Do I need to add seam allowance. I have never made 18 months size. I am making them for my Grand Nieces. .
Seam allowance is already included! I hope you have fun making them!
love the leggings
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They are so lovely but unfortunately unable to download the pattern.
Do you mind email me both pattern legging & flutterby top? Thanks a lot!
So frustrated – tried to download the Flutter y top pattern – tried my computer but link won’t work.
Please email the pattern .
Hi leslie, the links are working now–so sorry for the frustration.
hi, i found this lovely leggins and top just one hour ago… unforunately i can’t download patterns, in no way…
Can you send me both them please in mail? I love them.. many thanks, resilina
Resilina, both pattern links are working now. Thanks for your patience!
i cannot get the pattern to download.
i cannot get the pattern to download. would you email the pattern to me
Bought the same fabric as you and quick question do I need a serger to sew the leggings or can they be sewn on regular machine.
ik wil zo graag het flutterby top maken , maar kan de beschrijving niet vinden, kan jij mij die aub doorsturten , hartelijk dank
Hi, excited to try these out. Just a question – there is no straight grain marked on the pieces. How do we know where to place the pattern on the fabric? (I know – the stretch to be width not length but would still like a guide for straight) Thanks
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Looks so simple. I’m going to attempt it
For a beginner sewer having the same color material is hard to tell what you did. The pictures for the most part are good
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