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Thursday, October 20, 2016

5 out of 4 Ninja Pants


5 out of 4 Patterns is known well for their amazing patterns that are versatile and can go to workout to everyday wear - and for the entire family. Plus most of the women's patterns (if not all) have maternity and/or nursing options.

I was a tester for the Ninja Pants. These are not your average leggings either.

They have so many options and the size range is amazing going from XXS to 5X!

3 rises - Extra Low (Maternity), Low, Mid, and High. The high rise goes to the natural waist.

7 lengths - Everything from 2" inseam to long (30" inseam).

Waistband can be made without elastic, with exposed elastic, or enclosed elastic.

A gusset - to ensure you don't split seams with any ninja moves!

And an optional waistband pocket.

The best part if they are FREE! Just join the Facebook Group to get the code.

These leggings are also pretty easy to sew and they go together pretty quick.

These are all my pieces.


First we make the waistband pocket. Hem the flap for the pocket.


Now sandwich the pocket pieces together. Back piece on bottom right side up, pocket flap right side down, and the pocket front right side down with the top edge folded down to the wrong side. Clip these together and sew around the sides and bottom. Do not sew across the top.


Turn it right side out.


You now have a pocket perfect to slip your car key into.


Now to sew the legs. Take each leg and fold it right sides together matching the crotch and ankle. Sew the seam.


Turn 1 leg right side out and attach the gusset. Put the gusset side point right on the seam.


Lay the gusset flat against the edge of the fabric - do not stretch the gusset or leg as you sew them together.


Gusset attached.


Now to sew the legs together. Insert the leg that is right side out from the step above into the other leg that is inside out. Pin together at the crotch and gusset and up the front and back. Sew it in the same manner as above. No stretching as you sew.


Crotch shot - inside.


Crotch shot on the outside.


The front of the pants is lower than the back. Decide which side you want your pocket to be on and where.


Pin the pocket in place.


Baste it in place.


Now sew the waistband together. With right sides together sew the curved sides.


Fold it in half and mark it in quarters. Do the same with the pants.


Now match the quarters and clip the 2 together.


Sew the band on, hem the legs and you are ready to go!


To demonstrate the wonderful range of motion in these Ninja Pants - I did some yoga for you.

I used some great space dyed Supplex from Zenith and Quasar for 2 pairs. Supplex is my favorite for athletic items (but is great for so much more).  These colors are not currently available - but many more are HERE.

I made the high rise - which I loved that it kept my entire back side covered even when in Childs Pose.







I made a pair in cotton lycra from Pink Zeppelin Fabrics. It's a gorgeous yoga print and was recently in a throwback reprint round - so look for retail of this print to be available soon.



I made this pair with some athletic knit from Made Whimsy. It can be purchased HERE. It's a great value at $12/yard. It's super stretchy and soft.




And this is me after doing all that yoga in the 90 degree heat we still have in Texas in October! I was definitely hot and sweaty.