Jazz Up Leggings from Andrea at The Train To Crazy.

Oh, you all are in luck this week!  Another wonderful guest here at The Southern Institute!  I’m so happy to welcome Andrea from The Train to Crazy (I’ve ridden that train a time or two… or 50).  I found Andrea’s blog a long time ago (I think it was through MADE?) and I was instantly inspired by all of the creativity.  This woman has more of it in her little pinky that I’ll ever have, and that is why I’m so excited to have her here today.


Hello! I’m Andrea from The Train To Crazy and Go To Patterns. I’m so excited to be here today to show you a simple way to jazz up some plain leggings for Fall.

Whether you use a pair of preexisting leggings or from a pattern, these are as easy as it gets!



  • Leggings (new or from a pattern)
  • Adult knee high socks

Sock leggings-


  1. Cut the foot off the socks. The top of the socks will become the bottom of the leggings. How much you cut off the sock depends on how long you want the sock part of the legging to be.
  2. For a legging pattern, lay legging open, right side up. The outside leg seam (if there is one) should be sewn already. Cut the sock up the middle about 4 inches so you can lay the new top open, right side together with legging.
  3. Use a zig zag stitch (or a serger) to sew sock and legging together. Slightly stretch sock if necessary.
  4. Sew up the inseam of the legging.
For a preexisting legging, cut off just below the knee. Turn wrong side out. Turn sock right side out and slide inside legging so the right sides are together. Use a zig zag stitch to sew together.


Thanks for having me!

Thank you, Andrea!  Please everyone, if you have not visited Andrea’s blog, go over and poke around a bit.  Then go visit her pattern shop, Go To Patterns.  Have a great day!


  1. kellie says:

    oh, so cute!!

  2. Foy Update says:

    Love these. I came across four sets of Baby Legs at a garage sale and bought them for my daughter. She looks super cute in them and they are great because I don’t have to take them off to change her diaper. I thought I’d go buy a couple more sets, but they are $12 a piece plus shipping. Yowza! Now I think I’ll go through my knee high socks and see if any can be re purposed for her!

  3. Andrea says:

    Thanks for inviting me!

  4. arakelian says:

    thank you for the idea to reuse old things!

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