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Workout leggings sewing patterns with gussets or moved inseams

Are you looking for workout leggings sewing patterns that have a crotch gusset and/or a moved inseam? Most ready to wear workout leggings these days have crotch gussets and/or moved inseams for better movement and less rub. Now, this is not a complete list by any means, so please tell me if you know of more leggings sewing patterns like this.

Jalie Cora leggings

Has both a triangle crotch gusset and the inner seam is moved forward. I have done this pattern myself and can highly recommend it, just make sure to check the waistband as it sits quite tight on this pattern.

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Jalie Isabelle leggings

Jalies latest leggings pattern. I’ve not sewn this myself (yet) but I love the fashion forward styling. This pattern has a triangle crotch gusset.

The Last Stitch Aila Leggings

My own leggings sewing pattern that comes with an optional triangle gusset so that you have both options at hand. Includes two different pocket options as well, since I know how valuable a pocket can be on a pair of leggings. I’ve also down a tutorial on the easiest way to sew a triangle gusset.

Fehr Trade Steeplechase leggings

The Steeplechase leggings have no rubbing inseam, instead, it is moved outwards, which sounds like a very clever solution.

Sewaholic Pacific leggings 

The Pacific leggings have a diamond crotch gusset, and there is also a tutorial on how to assemble it on the Sewaholic blog. 

Kwik Sew 3988 Yoga Pants

The capri version of this pattern has a triangle crotch gusset. I’ve done this pattern in the past and really liked how it fit, especially the waistband. 

Greenstyle Creations Stride leggings

Has an oval gusset that I found easy to attach (I did this pattern for my oldest daughter). Plus it has loads of customize options, so you can do this pattern over and over and get new styles every time!

Greenstyle Inspire leggings

Greenstyle also have the Inspire tights which have a triangle gusset.

Papercut Patterns Ooh La Leggings

Has no inseam, instead the inner piece is attached back and front. The construction looks very intriguing, but I have noticed that several sewn up pairs have wrinkles in the front crotch and I wonder if this could be because of the construction. Getting the crotch right is hard!

Monica leggings from Style Arc

Thank you Katherine for the suggestion! These leggings have a gusset and a really cool waistband design. Overall this is a pattern I very much like when it comes to styling.

So these leggings sewing patterns were my suggestions if you are looking for extra comfortable workout leggings. If your favourite leggings patterns lack a gusset, you can draft your own using the instructions in my book Sewing Activewear.


  • Chris Griffin
    August 3, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    I love Fehr Trade Steeplechase Leggings! I’ve made a lot of them. The waist doesn’t move and the thighs are great.

    • Johanna
      August 6, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      Excellent to hear, I like the design too a lot and will probably try them in the future!

  • Katherine
    August 5, 2017 at 9:39 am
    • Johanna
      August 6, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      Thank you for the tip, wasn’t aware of those, love the design and that asymmetrical waistband is very cool!

  • Judith
    September 9, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks Johanna, another great article and great information!

    • Johanna
      September 10, 2017 at 8:04 am

      You’re welcome! Happy to hear you found it useful!


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