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pdf Espresso Leggings Cake RiFF

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pdf Espresso Leggings Cake RiFF
pdf Espresso Leggings Cake RiFF
pdf Espresso Leggings Cake RiFF
pdf Espresso Leggings Cake RiFF
pdf Espresso Leggings Cake RiFF

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Use a sewing machine
  • basics like cutting. threading, taking measurements
  • It's really important to follow the directions carefully

Pattern Description:

Note: this is an electronic pattern, available for immediate download. You will receive a tiled .pdf file suitable for home printing on a US or international printer. File contains 24 pages of pattern (can be printed in as little as 15 depending on your measurements), plus 5 pages of covers/instructions.

Create custom-fit leggings in a flash! The innovative Espresso template from Cake RiFFs makes it simple just measure, mark, and connect the dots for a pattern that fits just right and sews up quickly. Elastic waistband slips smoothly beneath other layers.

Cake RiFFs are sewable, wearable, re-makeable basics. Inside the envelope, you'll find a single-piece template and clear, simple steps to create custom-fit leggings. Like other Cake Patterns, this design uses grid-guide logic and your own raw measurements for a fully customized fit. Espresso's written sewing instructions are clear and easy-to-follow for beginners and experienced stitchers alike!

Sizing: (see envelope back) The sizing for your Espresso pattern will be based on a set of measurements that are quick and easy to take, even on your own.

Fabric Suggestions: Jersey, doubleknit/ponte, stretch velvet, stretch mesh, ITY, stretch lace. Dancewear fabrics make for fun, modern layering options.

Fabric Requirements: (see envelope back) Basically, you'll need a leg's worth of leggings fabric.

For sewing inspiration and visual reference guides, check out sewingcake.com/5555-leggings

When using tiled .pdf files, first print the gauge and measure it. Tested and approved up to 5% margin of error. Small variations may occur between various printers. Print scale setting: 100%

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • With ~10% negative ease; fabric must have very good stretch and recovery for best results.


  • sewing machine
  • knit fabric with spandex (a leg's worth) see pattern
  • matching thread
  • 3/4" (20mm) waistband elastic

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