Ultimate leggings

How to sew with stretch fabrics and make your own leggings

The price for this workshop includes a copy of the pattern that we will be working from.

Please note that bookings for this workshop stop one week ahead of the workshop date to ensure that we have adequate supplies.

These are the ultimate ‘go to’ pair of leggings. Perfect for everyday wear or sports activities alike. With variations to wearing them above or below the waist, cropped or long, adding panels or keeping them ‘plain and simple’ you will use this pattern over and over again.

Don’t worry if you have never worked with stretch fabrics. During this workshop you will learn all about sewing with stretch fabrics. We include the best methods for laying stretch fabrics out, things to consider when cutting stretch fabrics, and then getting the rights settings for stretch fabric on your sewing machine





19 Mar 2021


9:30 am - 2:30 pm

What will we cover?

Learn to make the ultimate pair of leggings in your own choice of stretch fabric. We’ll be working from a pattern that’s perfect for both sports activities and everyday wear.  


Once you’ve learnt how to make comfortable and stylish leggings that fit you perfectly, you’ll return to this adaptable pattern again and again.


Our focus will be on working with stretch fabrics as we follow each step of the pattern. We’ll explore how to lay stretch fabrics out, things to consider when cutting out, and choosing the right settings on your sewing machine.

How will I be taught?

You’ll be taught in our lovely studio by a friendly and experienced tutor, through demonstration and guidance as you work. 


You’ll also be able to ask questions, making sure everything is clear and that you’re getting the best results you can.


Do I need any previous experience or skills?

This workshop is suitable for a competent beginner who can use a sewing machine. You don’t need to have worked with stretch fabrics before.


Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?

You’ll need to bring your own stretch fabric and matching threads. Please use the pictures below for reference. We do recommend that you bring slightly wider elastic at 2cm / 3/4″.


The pattern will be provided on the day, and is included in the price of the course. 


What will I take home with me?

You’ll leave with your first ever pair of made-by-you leggings, and the pattern to work from in future. 



Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.


During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.


Vanessa Cordell
Vanessa Cordell

Having trained and worked as an accountant, Vanessa only took up sewing once her two daughters started school. She found real joy in creating things for others. As well as dressmaking, she loves patchwork and making things for the home. (Her husband thinks there are more than enough cushions already!) Vanessa is also becoming competent at crochet, thanks to Made and Making's Sarah Brangwyn. It's a hobby that she finds far easier to take on holiday than a sewing machine!

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