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27 January 2011

How to Make Ruffle Leg Pants


One ruffle or two?  Here's how:
Start by making a pair of pants.  Any pair of pants.  I have a tutorial here if you need a simple one.  Hem the bottoms to your desired length. 

You will need four strips of fabric for the double ruffles, or two strips for the single ruffled style.

Each strip should be appx. twice the circumference of the pantleg.  Finish the long edges of each strip (use a rolled hem, zig zag stitch, turn them under, let them fray... whatever you like).

Sew the short ends closed so each strip forms a circle.

Using your machine, gather the top edge of each "circle" to ruffle it as shown below.  Adjust the gathers until the ruffled strip fits around the pantleg.

Fit the ruffled strip over the pantleg (use the bottom hem of the pantleg as a guide for placement).  Distribute the gathers evenly and sew over the gathering stitch to attach the ruffle to the pantleg.

Using pins for accuracy this time, position the next ruffled strip overlapping the first one.

And stitch into place.


(Lisa from Cheerios Underfoot - this pair is yours.  Thanks to every who entered the giveaway.)
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63 comments:

Elisabeth Marie said...

My little Camilla NEEDS to have ruffly legs! Some way or other she will get them.

bama2ky said...

These are adorable! I would love to have them for a friend's granddaughter! bonnie.koehler@insightbb.com

Caren said...

How cute! I'd love to make some for my little girl, too! I just have to figure out where to put the sewing machine (my "sewing table" has become a "changing table" for the time being.... :)

lorchick @ ON{thelaundry}LINE said...

yes please, I have two girls and ruffles are the bees knees around here!

cookieandclaire said...

too big for us now but she'll be that size in a blink of an eye...mommy tear1

Greg and Caroline said...

These would fit my daughter! I love them :)

~ Caroline
carolinejaco@gmail.com

Ayame said...

I have the cutest upstairs neighbor girl who would look so cute in these! Plus, her closet barely has any ruffles which is downright sinful for a 5 year old!

You can contact me on my "contact" page on my blog!

gretam said...

Those are so cute! Who knew it would be so easy to create such cute pants! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Those would actually fit both of my daughters so I would LOVE to win them. :) Thanks for the chance!

Momma said...

Fun! These would be so cute on my daughter this spring! Yeah! Please contact me at codeman44@hotmail.com...Thanks!

Billie said...

Adorable!!! There are so many little girls in my life that would love these! Thanks for the tutorial so I can get started!

Evi Andrews said...

Pick me, pick me!!!! My daughter would love these.

Melissa said...

I love them! And I love that your daughter is about the same size as mine so that all the give-a-ways fit! And since I have 2 girls and another one one the way they will all get great use!

Mama Lusco said...

Love them! Thanks for the how-to. mamalusco at ortelco dot net

Vicki in UT said...

My granddaughter could grow into these, they are soo cute!

Brigitte said...

I love them! I have a niece who would ROCK these pants! bajbokser@googlemail.com

mommypants13 said...

adorable, I would love to put these on my daughters!
mommypants13@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

too cute! My girls would love them and heaven only knows when I'd make the time to sew them some =)

Brandi said...

Ooh, yes please. ;) I have 3 boys and finally got my girl and I am ALL about the ruffles! Very cute!

casserole said...

What cute CUTE pants!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-ruffle-leg-pants/2011/01/28/

--Anne

keisha said...

Cute! I'd love to win these so I have a pair to look at when I attempt my own! My 3 year old Georgia girl has never owned a pair (and they're getting ready to kick us out of the state!!)

Angie said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! I'd love these! angie(dot)farley@yahoo(dot)com

Brittany said...

So cute! I've only sewn 2 pairs of pants in my life but I'm thinking I'll have to try this!
-Brittany
www.mommyscornerdiy.blogspot.com

ShirleyC said...

Those are so sweet, and a neutral color can also be decorated to match a top.
Thanks.

clarkclay@bellsouth.net

devinkirsten said...

Your pants are so cute! Thanks for giving you hard work away :)

Idahoan Girl said...

These pants are super cute!! My little girl would love these! punkyhead18@hotmail.com

Celeste said...

There's so cute. My daughter will hardly wear pants but maybe she would wear these.

ceelees(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nancy's Couture said...

Too cute!!! Thanks for sharing! And thank you for being soooo generous, again!

Christi said...

my little lady would look super cute in these!
christihagen@hotmail.com

Barbara said...

Thanks for the tute - so easy! But even easier would be to be selected as your winner. There's a 2 and a half year old granddaughter running around here who would love them :)

indywriter said...

These would be so lovely on my little girl. Thing 2 is girly and loves ruffles! Cute idea, without being over the top.

Thanks for sharing!

Irwin Family said...

These would fit my daughter, and she would adore them.

lcrmum said...

These are so cute! Would love to win a pair of these for my little girl!

Mom Hearts Pinot said...

These are adorable!!! I LOVE your blog! I just found it and I've been reading it for the past hour!

hosiewosie said...

aw ruffles....

muir dot andrea at gmail dot com

marisa said...

So cute! Thanks for the chance!

drienny said...

This is perfect timing as I've been obsessed with making ruffled pants for my little girl. Thank you for the how to!

Tracy said...

They would be cute as capris on my daughter!

Jessica said...

So cute! Thanks for offering the giveaway :) I'd love to win these for my niece!

jessdepew at yahoo dot com

Bailey said...

How cute adn the perfect size for my daughter! hrobbins422 at yahoo dot com

Sharleen said...

Thanks for the tute! I love all your tutorials. Wish I had as much time to sew as you. Love the whole combo outfit your daughter has on, she is so cute. Thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

Sweet!!! I love those! And my daughter would adore them... Thanks for the tut :)

Jessica said...

I just found your blog and these are so cute! My little niece would look so great in them! :-)

Adeela said...

I really love these pants, they are so cute! I would love to win.

JenniferL said...

These pants are sweet my daughter would love them and thank you for the giveaway.

sew happy Stacy said...

You can never have too many ruffles. These would be so fun to have to wear under a skirt or dress. So much fun!

JulieBGreen said...

These are so great! Oh I hope I win!

mamaTAVE said...

I'm going for capris! Thanks.

Jill said...

love the post
I was just wondering how to make leggings/pants like these with the ruffles!!! Love these!

Suzee said...

i'm making a pair of these for my granddaughter.. they are adorable! hope i win too! thanks for the tute!
suezneal(at)gmail(dot)com

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

thanks for the simple pattern and easy ruffle pattern. I just bought a ruffle foot, so I think it will make ruffle pants a breeze!

thanks for the sweet giveaway too! My 4 yr old would adore these!

Lorraine said...

Both of my little girls would love these! What a fun idea!

Lisa said...

Those are precious. Thanks for another great tutorial.

Kandice said...

How cute! My daughter would love to win these! Actually if she were to see this post, she would insist on me making them...better keep her out of the office! bufordkyle(at)hotmail(dot)com

Mehreen Ali said...

my little girls would love these:):)

Clover said...

They would fit my girl too cute!

Cathy said...

Another great tutorial! Did I email you and tell you the pattern came last week? Thanks again!

Mae Belle Creations and Musings said...

What an adorable pair of pants and great tute for how to make them!! I am not very good at sewing (yet) but these seem simple enough to try. And my little one would love the pants if we're lucky enough :)

Avery's Mama said...

So cute. I would love to win these for my daughter.

Sofia ;) said...

They are adorable!!!! Wish I could have them for my daughter!!!! Sooooo sweet!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

I just found this post and put your tutorial together right away to make a pair of birthday pants for my daughter... http://jinnynewlin.blogspot.com/2011/10/birthday-preparations.html. Thanks so much for sharing!

Rach Rogers said...

Thank you so much for your tutorial! I followed it and finally was able to accomplish a pair a cute ruffle pants for my daughter! I linked your blog and tutorial! Oh and I found you on Pinterest! I love that place! http://createdcrafty.blogspot.com/2012/01/ruffle-pants-made-by-me.html

Thanks so much,
Rach

SouthernAccents said...

Can I ask a question? How do you finish the seams like yours are on the top part of the ruffles? Or what is that type of stitching called? I am in the learning process! Thanks!

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