Bonny blog-a-long moving along!! Today I will show you how to insert a gusset piece in your Bonny Leggings or Peg Legs. There is a free file with layered pieces for all sizes in my facebook group, in the file section. Did you miss the hem bands, exposed or enclosed elastic posts?? Go check them out too!
Why would you need a gusset?? For every day wear you really don’t. But if your little one is in gymnastics, karate OR you are lifting weights, running or any kind of work out you will want one. It will prevent any seam popping when squatting, stretching or running! It gives you more room to move and prevents chaffing. Win all the way around!
I will pre-warn you this may seem confusing… but look at the pictures carefully and after you do it once, it’s a cinch! If you want video, let me know in the comments or on my facebook page. First print your tiny gusset pattern piece and cut your pieces.
Sew your pattern per tutorial until you get to the crotch seam. Flip one leg right side out and lay so the crotch curve is flat and centered.
Lay the gusset piece out so the longer sides are going toward the back. With RIGHT sides together, match the corner of the gusset piece to the inseam of your pant leg.
Pin the longer gusset edge along the back crotch curve.
Then pin the shorten end, stopping at the center notch, on the front crotch curve.
Then with a stretch stitch, I like the triple stitch on my machine, stitch the gusset piece to leggings using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Go back and stitch again to reinforce if you’re going to be working out hard or are blessed with a round booty! Make sure not to stitch past the center notch. I like to trim my seam here, ONLY where the gusset was stitched so it’s less bulky.
Now slip that pant leg inside the other, just like in the pattern. With right sides together and matching crotch curve.
We’re going to repeat the pinning process on the other leg. Match the inner leg seam to gusset corner. Pin long side of gusset, along back crotch curve. The pin shorter side of guess to front crotch curve. Then continue to pin the crotch curve from front to back to the other leg. So around the gusset your two leg pieces should be pinned together, just like you are sewing them normally.
Again, with a stretch stitch, stitch the WHOLE crotch curve, from the top of front crotch curve, gusset piece and top of back crotch. Stitch again to reinforce. Trim seams.
Then attach your waistband and you’re ready for your workout or your daughter will be ready for cartwheels! I’ll be honest, I tried taking photos with the leggings on and the gusset piece…. but it was just awkward to photograph, so you’ll have to make do with product shots 😉 you’re welcome!!!!
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