Saturday, July 27, 2013

Fall Inspiration: Kids Leggings

Today, I decided I'd share some of my favorite fall inspiration pieces with you: kids leggings! Why? Because I've got back-to-school fall wardrobes in mind already! Even the weather has been fall-like around here and my daughter's going around wearing leggings that are too tight and short to even be called leggings anymore!

Many of these would be great for us big people too but you and I both know that they're cutest on kids! There are so many wonderful prints and patterns on knit fabric these days and certainly if you're handy with a sewing machine, they would be easy to make but if you're not sew handy, then I'd check out these awesome indie designers and shop owners.


 Brown Sugar Beach on Etsy makes harem pants look so good. I'm dressing my baby up in these all winter long- they're so cool!

These gorgeous leggings come from Salt City Emporium, also on Etsy. I actually discovered how cool kids leggings could be because of Salt City Emporium, thus inspiring this post! So thanks guys! =)

Even more awesome printed leggings from SweetKiddoCo on Etsy! These Etsy sellers are killing me with cuteness!! Bonus- they also sell matching headbands and hair wraps, can you believe it?!

NewBerryPark is relatively new on Etsy but their cute printed leggings come in at only $19 a pair! Look at the variety they have too! I know someone who'd be ecstatic about the horse print one! At this price, I may just skip sewing some and buy a couple here. 

I'm seriously dying over how freaking cute these are! They're from ZIBtextile on Etsy and aren't they so fab?! I could buy myself and K a matching pair and she'd be thrilled that we had matching clothes! This awesome shop is packed full of gorgeous clothes- I almost swooned with envy at their wonderful designs and color combinations.

I love that Thief&Bandit KIDS on Etsy also makes custom orders for dresses if you happen to fall in love with one of their handprinted fabrics! And what's not to love? These look pretty great on boys too- just check out their shop and you'll see I'm tellin' you the truth!

The above leggings sets are from, a Chinese wholesale website. I would probably never need to order a dozen leggings at once but these are lovely inspirations to create your own leggings with some striped/polk dot knits and appliques! I absolutely love the boy versions on the top left- although I just don't know if my 6-year-old would EVER wear them willingly! 

See Kate Sew, one of my favorite sewing blogs, made these super cute leggings using a printed tribal knit from Girl Charlee fabrics. The print is no longer available but they have tons of others to choose from so you can make any style leggings that your imagination can come up with!

All these gorgeous prints make me want to go make my own leggings now! The possibilities are endless, as demonstrated by the creative designers above. Hope you enjoyed this round up of my fall inspiration- you'll definitely see a pair or two or three of my own custom leggings in the near future and maybe a couple of the above as well!

Go here to see my knit picks for making leggings as cool as these ones!


  1. Love the arrow and the anchor prints! Where do you find knit with modern prints like that? Also, what pattern do you use for leggings?
    Heidi @

    1. Hi Heidi-
      I planned to make my own prints using fabric paint and stamps! But I like fabric sites like Girl Charlee that specialize especially in knits. They currently have a super cute Wildlife Collection with adorable animals stamped all over. They'd be super cute for leggings!
      As for a pattern, I make my own using my daughter's old store-bought leggings but the See Kate Sew link above cited a Go To Leggings pattern so you can check that out too. Good luck and I hope to see some awesome leggings from you soon! I know whatever you make will be gorgeous!

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