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Handmade baby leggings in unique prints, sewn with care in the UK

Updated: Aug 21, 2020

Popsy and Mama shares '7 ways to style' its printed leggings collection for the spring and summer months.

Popsy and Mama make handmade baby leggings and toddler leggings in the UK.


Hands up who's been living in their comfy clothes while at home during the COVID-19 virus? I have! There's something about my comfy clothes that makes me feel happy and safe.

I recently stumbled across a blog post from a mummy blogger in the US who wrote about the importance of children being comfortable in their clothes. Apparently, children who are comfortable in what they wear are more likely to get involved in play. Their emotional health is more likely to be age appropriate too.

I thought this subject was very relevant for everything that's going on around us. Our children's worlds have changed a lot and it's more important than ever that they feel safe, happy and content.

This got me thinking about the clothes I make. I've always aimed for my clothes to inspire fun, play and imagination. And right now, I promise this will be my priority more than ever before.

All hail the legging - the most comfortable garment around!

All this thinking sparked a blog idea about leggings. Yes, leggings! They're one of the comfiest items of clothing you can find. Poppy lives in hers, and I've started living in mine too.

Leggings made a comeback in 2005. Not only did the stretchy 'trouser' become fashionable again for adults, but they also started to appear more in baby and children's collections. Since then, the legging has stuck around and looks like it's here to stay. All hail the legging!

What makes Popsy and Mama's handmade baby leggings different?

  • They're inspired by what children want

When I began creating collections for Popsy and Mama I took a lot of inspiration from what my own daughter Poppy liked to wear. There's a preconception that girls like to sit and look pretty. Poppy can sit - but she likes to run, climb and explore too. That's why Popsy and Mama's handmade baby and toddler leggings are made from 92% cotton and 8% lycra. The lycra means there are no restrictions when it comes to adventure!

  • Lots and lots of colour

We used to have lots of plain leggings in Poppy's wardrobe, but it was the patterned and colourful leggings she liked to wear best. I always make sure Popsy and Mama's handmade leggings have lots of colour with interesting patterns for your little people to enjoy looking at.

  • Unique prints you won't find on the high street

I didn't want to make clothes you could find on the high street. What would be the fun in that? I work with extremely talented print designers to come up with different stories and themes we can tell through patterns, characters and drawings. All of these prints have to pass my mini-assistant's approval (Poppy). If she says "no", it goes!

  • Handmade with a lot of love

I treat every single order with a huge amount of love and care. Making clothes for your little people is my passion. I'm also a perfectionist. Every order is made by me in my home studio in Berkshire, UK. I'll only wrap and post your handmade leggings if I'm 100% happy with what I've produced.


Here's a look at some of my favourite Popsy and Mama prints for making baby and children's leggings. This is however just a snapshot. Every season I have over 30 different prints to choose from! Sizes go from 0-3 months all the way up to 9-10 years old.

Baby leggings

Popsy and Mama's handmade baby leggings can be made with or without feet. You decide! Sizes range from 0 - 12 months.

Baby leggings with feet in the "If You Go Down To The Woods Today" print.

Baby leggings without feet in "Pink Enchanted Forest" print

(also available in blue colourway)

Toddler leggings

Popsy and Mama's handmade toddler leggings for girls and boys are extremely popular. They have an elastic yoga waistband and you can opt for the Harem Legging style if your little one likes their clothes to be loose. Toddler leggings come in sizes from 12 months - 3 years.

Toddler leggings in "Bug Hunt" print

Toddler leggings in "Forest School" print

Children's leggings

Many girls - and boys - like to wear leggings. My Poppy, who's now 8 years old, lives in hers. That's why Popsy and Mama's children's leggings are sized all the way from 3 years to 10 years old!

Children's leggings in "Wonderful World" print


Printed leggings are much more fun than plain leggings, but what might stop you buying them is knowing what to pa