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THE SEWING DORK: How to Make Ruffle Leg Pants
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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.)
Posted by The Sewing Dork at 8:39 PM


Elisabeth Marie said...

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

January 27, 2011 8:55 PM
bama2ky said...

These are adorable! I would love to have them for a friend's granddaughter!

January 27, 2011 8:56 PM
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.... :)

January 27, 2011 9:00 PM
lorchick @ ON{thelaundry}LINE said...

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

January 27, 2011 9:39 PM
cookieandclaire said...

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

January 27, 2011 9:49 PM
Greg and Caroline said...

These would fit my daughter! I love them :)

~ Caroline

January 27, 2011 9:52 PM
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!

January 27, 2011 9:54 PM
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