Avery Leggings Mesh Blocking or Color Blocking

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Avery Leggings with Mesh Blocking

Avery Leggings Mesh Blocking or Color Blocking

We’re back with another Avery Leggings hack today! Adding mesh panels or color blocking is a great way to customize the look of your leggings. Mesh can also add breathability which is great, too!

This hack will walk you through how to add a power mesh panel to the lower leg like we have done here. The steps can be applied to pretty much any mesh panel placement, so you don’t have to do what we did! We also have more ideas of color blocking and mesh panels at the end of the post.

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Avery Leggings Mesh Blocking or Color Blocking

How to add a mesh panel to your leggings:

  1. Cut a panel out of your leggings pattern. Add seam allowance to the cut edges.
  2. When cutting your fabric, cut the panel from power mesh or contrasting fabric, and the other pieces from your main fabric.
  3. Place the upper leg and contrast panel right sides together, and sew with a stretch stitch. Repeat for the lower leg.
  4. Topstitch the seam allowances away from the mesh panel.
  5. Sew the rest of the leggings as normal.
Avery Leggings Mesh Blocking Hack
Avery Leggings Mesh Blocking or Color Blocking
Avery Leggings Mesh Blocking or Color Blocking
Avery Leggings Mesh Blocking or Color Blocking
Avery Leggings Mesh Blocking or Color Blocking

More ideas for mesh or color blocking

We did a simple power mesh block at the calf, but the possibilities are endless! You can do color blocking, mesh blocking, or mesh layering! Check out the concepts below for some more inspiration.

Avery Leggings Mesh Blocking or Color Blocking
Avery Leggings Mesh Blocking or Color Blocking
Avery Leggings Mesh Blocking or Color Blocking
Avery Leggings Mesh Blocking or Color Blocking
Avery Leggings Mesh Blocking or Color Blocking

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Helen

Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

2 Comments on “Avery Leggings with Mesh Blocking”

    1. It should have the same stretch as the fabric you are working with! For this placement (at the calf), less stretch would be OK.

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