This is a free leggings pattern front for children. This pattern is drafted using the hip measurement only. It is intended for stretchy knit  fabrics with a minimum stretch factor of 50% on the cross grain and 18% on the straight grain. When using knits with less stretch, add additional ease. Visit the variables page in the manual to learn more about the ease options.

The pattern has a fold-over waistband set to 2" / 5 cm by default. If you want the waistband wider, change the waistband width variable. The hem is set to 3/8" / 1cm. The waist and hem have a seam allowance applied for turnover edge finishes.

The side seam is straight on the front and back patterns, which allows you to create a one-piece design eliminating the side seam.

This pattern uses the natural waistline. If you want the pants to sit lower, add a waistline drop value.


Time Period:

• Basic measurements • Detailed measurements

Required Measurements

  • Ankle
  • Crotch Rise
  • Height
  • Hip
  • Waist - Natural
  • Waist to Floor