How To Add Leg Bands To A Romper Pattern

How to add leg bands to a romper pattern? If you sew, chances are you love rompers for little girls. I sure do and when I love a simple, clean lined romper pattern, I also love contrasting bands on the legs. You can add leg bands to a woven romper pattern or a knit romper pattern alike. Leg bands provide the ability to keep the legs up so the child won’t trip and fall over a long legged romper. And they look cute on shorts rompers too!

How to add leg bands to a romper pattern

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Another important factor of adding leg bands or any bands for that matter, is that a knit romper or other garment looks nicely finished without having to wrestle with uneven hem stitches. Bands provide a great way to finish any knit pattern nicely and professional looking. Just look at t-shirts! They can be finished with neck, sleeve and bottom hem bands! My kind of sewing! 😉

For today’s free tutorial, I will show you how to add leg bands to a knit romper pattern , which was designed with long legs and folded hems. Included though is a shorts add-on tutorial. It’s actually my own pattern, so check out the video! After watching it, read below about the measurements etc.!

You need the following materials:

Cutting info: leg band width for newborn through 9m is 2.5″, for 18m-3t is 3.5″, for 4t-8 is 4″, size 9-12 is 5″.

Related: finish knit hems with this knit binding method.

INFO: when adding such leg bands to any other romper, shorts or pants pattern, be sure to take off the band length from the templates! Adjusting is necessary because you don’t want to end up with a romper, shorts or pants that are too long.


I hope you enjoyed this video tutorial and will start sewing cute knit bands to your romper, shorts and pants pattern!

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Denise :Hi! I'm a craft & sewing loving mom of 4 (+ 3 dogs). When I am not crafting or sewing, you can find me playing with my kids and dogs! I am a slow cooker & coffee addict. My favorite color is any color and I have a degree in business management. My 24/7 job is DIY Crush and Whimsy Couture, besides being a mom. Hope to inspire you to DIY with me!