The Lightning Leggings is a quick-sew unisex leggings pattern with all the options!
There are separate pattern pieces for cloth nappy wearers and for those in undies/ disposable nappies. There is also a relaxed option and a traditional slim fit option. Additionally, you can choose from an elasticated waist or a jersey cuff, and hemmed or cuffed legs. Finally, there are three lengths – ankle, capri and knee.
An overlocker/serger will create the neatest finish but all options can be made using a regular sewing machine.
The pattern is beginner friendly and designed for knit fabrics with good stretch and return such as cotton/Lycra jersey.
This listing is for 4 downloadable PDF files: Instructions, a print-at-home pattern, a copy shop pattern and a projector pattern.
Print the print-at-home pattern on A4/legal/letter sized paper.
Take the copy shop file to a professional printer to print onto large sheets of paper.
Use the projector file to project the pattern straight onto your fabric.
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The measurement charts for all W&W patterns can be found here.
The pattern is created in layers meaning you can print just the layers (sizes) you need.
Looking for a free top pattern instead? Try the Amber Singlet.
This is an instant download PDF, not a finished item. Due to the digital nature of PDF patterns, no refund can be given if purchased in error.
Mrs Clarke –
A really simple, easy to follow pattern. Perfect for beginners like me
Abigail J Carless (verified owner) –
These are the easiest leggings to put together, I was very surprised at first to the name but after making a pair and they really are super quick. Definitely making more.
Fabienne Schulte (verified owner) –
This is a quick and easy sew. The fit is really great and suitable for slim babies, too!
Esther Emond –
Catherine (verified owner) –
This is a fantastic pattern, really easy to sew with clear instructions and a lovely fit.
I used it to make my tall daughter shorts that are long enough for her to slide comfortably on a slide without getting stuck unlike most girls RTW shorts! Simple to use an age 4 width and 5 length and they were perfect on the first try.
As a new sewer iI did a whole pair in an evening including printing the pattern and cutting them out – the first garment where I didn’t have to unpick a single seam.