+ DIY 10 minute maternity leggings refashion

Every pregnant lady I know rely on leggings or rather, can’t live without them! So, here is a VERY easy maternity leggings tutorial that only involved refashion a pair of non-maternity leggings and a tank together. It took maybe 10 minutes to make. And I’ve been wearing it almost everyday since. I love the option of having the band go over most of my belly or folding it down again and to make it lower. No need for jeans or belly bands.

leggings you are willing to cut up
stretchy knit top you are willing to cut up (make sure this top has a good stretch, nothing weak)
sewing machine

1. Cut the top’s half off to make into a tube. Try it on make sure it is nice and snug on your belly.
2. Fold the tube onto itself hiding the side seams inside.
3. Cut the top of the leggings leaving the top to be cut a few inches higher than where you would cut the front.
4. Looks like so.
5. Take the folded tube (from steps 1+2) and pull it over the top of the outside of your leggings, pin the openings together. Sew the edges with a zigzag stitch or a straight stitch if you stretch the opening as you sew.
6. Looks like this when unfolded! Done.



  1. Brilliant! Thank you for posting.

  2. I love it! Where did you get your shirt? I really like it as well!

  3. great idea!

  4. Love that tee!

  5. Wish I would have had this while pregnant. lol. I also wish I would have looked as good pregnant! x) Leggings were definitely my best friend before and now after pregnancy.

  6. Just a question about the tube. Once sewed on and all finished, is the tube part doubled? Is it sewn together? Is the top like this /\ all one piece, or is there a seam on top? I guess the diagram is a bit confusing for me.

  7. Cool idea! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later today that links to your tutorial:

  8. You don’t have to be pregnant to appreciate this refashion. It’s also good for just making leggings more comfortable.

  9. Wow! I did not believe it would be so simple! Thank you! I have no doubt that it will help me a lot in the coming months