i have been seeing some of the cutest baby leggings online lately. i see everything from knee patches and fun fabrics, to painted and stenciled leggings. i wanted to try something myself so i went to target and got some cheap baby leggings. i washed and dried them first so that there wouldn’t be any shrinkage after the patch was added. then i decided on a shape to make the patch. i chose an apple…don’t know why, but that is what came to me. i have seen simple ovals and hearts which are totally cute too. i cut my shapes out of felt i bought at the craft store. you could use any fabric for this part. the reason i chose felt was because it’s pretty easy to work with and won’t slip and slide around while i am trying to stich it on. once they were cut out i placed the apple patches where i wanted them to go. i chose to do knee patches, but you could place your patch anywhere. i am thinking i want to do a pair of leggings with something on the butt. who doesn’t love a baby butt? anyways…then i chose a bright color of embroidery thread to stitch the patch on. you can see my stitches aren’t perfect, but that’s ok. i worked my way around the apple, then added the leaf. i went all the way around the apple and the leaf and finished it off with a knot (on the inside of the pants). then i went back and stitched up the part of the leaf that overlaps the apple. i did the same thing on the other side and that’s it!
if you don’t feel comfortable with stitching a patch on, you could always use fabric glue. i personally like the way the stitching looks though. this whole diy project only took me about an hour. it’s simple and adds a personal touch to your little one’s clothes. i got size 6 month leggings, so it will be a bit before he can scoot around and wear those patches out, but i am excited for it!