Need a versatile shorts and leggings sewing pattern to complete your workout wardrobe? The Sports Shorts and Leggings sewing pattern gives you plenty of options as you can make leggings, shorts, and shorts over leggings of different lengths. The curved side seam shorts are gathered slightly into the waist with bound seams and an exposed elastic waistband. The one seam leggings have four length options; shorts, mid-thigh, mid-calf, or full length. Join the shorts and leggings together at the waist for that perfect combined look.
Instant download digital sewing pattern. Includes Women’s sizes 1-10 & Women’s Curvy sizes 6C-15C.
Leggings Fabric - These leggings are designed for 4-way stretch knit fabrics with 5-12% lycra/elastane to create a snug fit. Lycra gives extra stretch and has great recovery. Great choices are cotton lycra, nylon lycra, jersey polyester lycra. Increasing the amount of lycra/elastane will provide a tigher, more compression feel to the fit. To achieve compression fit, we recommend 18-10% lycra/elastane.
Sports Shorts Fabric – The shorts can be made in a lightweight cotton or a stretch fabric, or even a rayon, airtex or mesh fabric.
* If you are using a narrower fabric, a directional print, or a fabric with nap you may need more.
** Make sure to wash, dry, and press all fabrics before cutting out in case they shrink.
You will also need:
• Waistband Elastic - Minimum width of 1 inch wide, however different widths can be used to create different looks. Approximately 1.3 yards will be sufficient for sizes 1-10, and 2 yards will be sufficient for sizes 6C-15C.
• ½ inch wide Double Fold Bias Binding - approximately 5 yards will be sufficient for all sizes. NOTE - This is only needed for the Sports Shorts. You can use a knit binding for knit Shorts or a woven binding for woven Shorts.
How do PDF/ digital patterns work? Simply download, print, and sew. You’ll need a free Adobe Acrobat reader program and any home printer (or a nearby copy shop for A0 printing). Once you’ve printed the pieces, tape or glue them together. You’ll find an easy-to-follow how-to guide inside the pattern instructions, plus support in our Facebook group.
The trim-free pattern comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes and includes full pattern pieces and a detailed tutorial to guide you every step of the way. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want/ need.
When will I get my patterns? You’ll receive a link to download your patterns immediately after purchase. If you haven’t received it, please check your spam/ junk folder. You can also find your patterns in your ‘My Account’ area..
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