easy patched leggings

We are huge fans of the inexpensive leggings at Target, Wal-Mart and the like, but the downside is that so is everyone else! If you want to make your little one’s leggings a little bit more special we’ve got a few upgrade ideas for you!
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We scooped up the Circo brand styles at Target and dug around in our fabric scrap pile for coordinating fabrics. With a little fabric glue, you’re good to go!diy, knee patches, leggings, kids
We cut out the scraps in circles and triangles and spread an even coat of glue over the patch. (If you have iron on fabric on hand that would be equally awesome!)
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Here’s three more pant upgrade posts you might like:
1. 5 Minute, 5 Step, $5 Leggings.
2. DIY Stamped Pants
3. Tie-dye heart leggings


  • Melanie Van Wynsberg
    March 5, 2013 at 7:47 am

    So fun! Love it! Where did you get the leggings? 🙂

  • kelsey
    March 5, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Glad to see we pick out the same kids leggings at Target!

  • Hilary
    March 5, 2013 at 10:19 am

    This is the cutest idea. I love how a little detail can make the leggings so sassy.

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  • Summer
    March 5, 2013 at 11:03 am

    these are soooo cute! I love all the fun bright colors 🙂


  • vivian
    March 5, 2013 at 11:22 am

    great idea!! i bought those target triangle leggings 2 weeks ago, and then saw like 3 other babies wearing them in the past week! i’m definitely going to try this out! thanks!

  • jesse
    March 5, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    so adorable. and practical right now, we’re trying to teach atty all the different shapes! this might make it stick in his mind a bit more. thanks for sharing. xoxo

  • Jessica
    March 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    The black with striped patches are so cute and now you’ve got me wanting to shop for leggings for my son at Target. I never really thought to just buy them in the girls dept. for him, lol.

  • Brittany
    March 5, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Such a cute idea! I’m definitely going to do this 🙂

  • Christine
    March 6, 2013 at 8:58 am

    This is so great, I love that knee patches are cool again! You could totally do this with the elbows too.

    • Paulina
      August 22, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      Your story was really infitmarove, thanks!

  • Sarah Kyle (Lady Go Lightly)
    March 6, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Such a cute idea! Will be trying this one for sure.

  • Monica
    March 30, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Awesome! I’m going today to get some pants …. How do they was with the fabric glue? Should I hand wash & air dry?

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  • Ampa
    February 17, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Omg I was about to throw my girls 20 to 30 pairs leggings away but with this tips I’m going to start fixing them instead with glue so much easier …. thanks for the tips


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