Monday, 16 November 2009

Easy Lounge Pants, Express Version


I need lounge pants. Desperately. Because I've worn mine to death, especially those in comfy woven cottons. I decided I gotta make one, pronto. Too lazy to trace any paper pattern in my collection, I used the following method.
I used my old, trusted lounge pants. Fold it, making sure the crotch part is pulled all the way out and pin to folded fabric. Cut the fabric (on the fold) with seam allowance i.e 2 inches longer at waist and hem and 1 inch bigger on the sides.
Unpin the old pants. Take the above piece and pin again to the remaining yardage to cut an exact second piece. You will have two folded pieces of fabric for the "new" pants at this stage.
Open the 2 pieces of cut fabric. With right sides together, sew (or serge) the crotch top sides as shown above.
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Now, take the middle of the pants and pull open so that it lays like above. Sew the inseam as shown by arrows, going all the way round. Zig zag stitch or serge the seams edge.

Hemming - Press the hem 1/4 inch, press again 1/2 inch for both legs. Stitch hem. Do the same for the waist, but do not sew all the way round. Leave a 1 inch gap to thread the elastic in.

Elastic - measure your waist and take off 1 inch - that is the length of elastic you need.

Thread the elastic using a pin through the gap created before. Overlap the elastic ends and stitsh to secure it. Sew the gap close once elastic is threaded.

Press all seams and voila!

So comfy! Am totally hugging myself here :P

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26 comments:

  1. Well done Zura they look nice and comfy indeed

    Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique
    http://sewchicandunique.com

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  2. I need to make a pair of these for myself!! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-easy-lounge-pants/2009/11/15/

    --Anne

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  3. hey i used the same method to make mine. am too lazy to draft any pattern, so just used the outline from an old, trusted, comfy pant AND CUT!

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  5. Very crafty and would make a great inexpensive gift!!!

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  6. thank you ladies!

    this is just a mini tutorial of how i made the pants...the technique has been around for ages :)

    anne - thank you, I'm honoured to be on my fav tutorial source at craftgossip! :)

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  7. Salam,

    saya dah cuba dah... saya ni baru je beli mesin.. pandai jahit tu takde la lagi... tapi dah try buat seluar anak saya la... hehehe.. menjadi u.. tapi tang pinggang tu tak reti nak buat getah dia jadi mencerut tu... so kena bukak balik buh zip kat depan.. and letak pencangkuk la... haha yg geli tu... try jahit pakai kain lebihan langsir lak tu.. hahaha

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  8. hi norliana! tq sudi cuba my tutorial :) tang getah tu ukur lilit kat pinggang anak pastu pendekkan dalam 1-2 inci supaya dia stretch. uih, kain langsir pun ok kalau ada campur cotton hehe

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  9. Thread the elastic using a pin through the gap created before. Overlap the elastic ends and stitsh to secure it. Sew the gap close once elastic is threaded.

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  10. i really like this ....
    easy and nice !!!

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  11. salam...thanks a lot tutorial ni.berjaya jahit sehelai td.dah lama nak try jahit seluar nih.tp dok fikir camne nak jahit tang cawat tu.rupanya senang je..ekkeke...

    saya suka blog ni.selama ni dok jd silent reader je...;)

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  12. thanks for the tutorial.  it's much shorter and easier to follow than the other version I found online.  off I go to sew  :)

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  13. Hehe senang je kan? Thanks dear :)

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  14. Hehe senang je kan? Thanks dear :)

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  15. Hi Danielle! I used 2 yards of fabric I hope it's enough for you too :)

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  16. Hi Danielle! I used 2 yards of fabric I hope it's enough for you too :)

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  17. Happy to hear that Neisha!

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  18. Happy to hear that Neisha!

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  19. I made a pair last night using your tutorial! It was fast and easy. Thank you!

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  20. I made a pair last night using your tutorial! It was fast and easy. Thank you!

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