How to make leggings from your old track pants

January 7th, 2010

I love it when a DIY project is fast and easy! I got an email from a lovely gal the other day asking how she could make her own leggings, and it gave me the idea for this refashion. It’s fast, it’s easy and its perfect if you’re a beginner or have limited time to sew (which if you have a toddler like me, then you do!!).

How to refashion track pants into leggings

See I wouldn’t lie to you would I?? That was super easy right?

Plus since these leggings were made from old trackies, they are super soft and comfy. I’m totally living in these this week!

Tunic Top – Gap Body
Leggings – refashioned from old track pants
Flats – Old Navy

15 Responses

  1. Sweet Jesus! I am 8 months pregnant and this is exactly what I need. I’m going to do this *tonight*. ^_^

  2. That is genius. Thanks for the DIY!

  3. spin says:

    OMGosh! I so have to try this! Thanks a bunch! I have some old trackies which I LOVE, but are not wearable as is anymore. This might fix them and keep them “alive” a bit longer :D

  4. Faye Lewis says:

    Amazing! You always make things look so simple – amazing!

  5. Kat says:

    What a great idea! I don’t think I have any trackies to do this with but my sister might. Thanks for the instructions!

  6. Chris says:

    I can’t believe you made them yourself!

    They look great.

  7. [...] Megan from MeganNielson.com shows how you can make a pair of leggings out of an old pair of track pants.  This refashion is so deliciously simple!  I’ll be digging through the recesses of my pants drawer today so I can make a pair for myself.  Go to the tutorial. [...]

  8. Anne Weaver says:

    Awesome refashion!! I’ve been needing some leggings, and I have way too many old pairs of yoga pants sitting in the back of my pants drawer.

    I blogged your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-make-a-pair-of-leggings-from-your-old-track-pants/2010/01/10/

    –Anne

  9. GJ Amber says:

    Thanks so much for this idea. I have been wanting to make comfortable, warm long johns at a reasonable price. We seniors always need extra layers.

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  11. Brianna says:

    I LOVE THIS! Thank you sooooo super much! xoxoxoxoxox

  12. [...] – Made by me (get the tutorial here) Leggings – Refashioned from old trackies by me (get the tutorial here) Flats – From a HK Market Broach – Swarovski gift from a friend many yrs [...]

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