Nº5555 Espresso Leggings

Create custom-fit leggings in a flash! The innovative Espresso template from Cake RiFFs makes it simple — just measure, mark, and connect the dots for a pattern that fits just right and sews up quickly. Elastic waistband slips smoothly beneath other layers.

Interactive Instructions

Are you stuck?  Looking to sharpen your skills?  Hungry for inspiration?

Check out the interactive Espresso envelope and instructions below, linked to sewingcake.com’s rich and growing knowledge base.  Hover your mouse over the trouble spot and find links to images, galleries, pages, tips, fabric suggestions and more to help you achieve your sewing goals.

Did you write a great Espresso hack, tutorial, or technique?  Let us know and we may add it below!

paper sewing pattern

Nº5555 Pattern Paper
Inside the Espresso envelope, you’ll find a single-piece template and clear, simple steps to create custom-fit leggings. Like other Cake Patterns, this Espresso uses grid-guide logic and your own raw measurements for a fully customized fit.
Pattern is printed on A0 size translucent paper that is a little heavier than printer paper. It comes with a double-sided page of written instructions, all packed in a cute and sturdy paper envelope the size of a CD.


Assembled Pdf Espresso Leggings
Cake.pdf patterns are calibrated and tested to print on both A4 and US Letter printers. Pattern includes print-and-assemble envelope, illustrated instructions, tiling guide and pattern.  File contains 24 pages of pattern (can be printed in as little as 15 depending on your measurements), plus 5 pages of covers/instructions.

Sewn samples show you how the pattern performs as part of a living wardrobe.  Click the fabric swatch to see how Espresso plays out in a variety of fabrics.  Each page includes detailed fabric information with links to sources where applicable.

Are you a textile designer or fabric retailer and would like StephC to sew and feature your fabric?  Let us know, we love indie collaboration!

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Blog Posts & Social Media Espresso

This is a collection of Espresso makes from around the online world collected by StephC via pinterest. If you’d like to add your Espresso post/review/tweet/photo to the gallery, please contact StephC and send her the link. Explore and find inspiration for your style & shape!

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