Keep Cozy in These DIY Loungewear Pants
I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of pants! I wanted a pair that I could relax in at home or dress up in a cool, casual style when I go out. I love feeling comfortable in my clothes, so I decided to make my own loungewear pants to keep me cozy for every occasion. If you are looking for the perfect blend of cute and comfortable then this tutorial is for you! Follow my step by step guide and learn how to make your own pair of cozy loungewear pants!
Tools and Materials:
- Cotton or wool ribbed knit material
- Tight pair of pants
- Safety pin
- Fabric scissors
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine
Create the pattern
To get started on your new loungewear pants, fold your original pair of pants in half. I used a skinny pair of jeans but a pair of tights will work as well. When you set down your pants, make sure the stretch of your material is set to the width of the pants! I used high rise jeans, but if you are using a low waisted pair, leave enough space to give yourself a new pair of gorgeous high rise loungewear pants!
Use your fabric scissors and cut around the pants. Leave about a half-inch allowance on the edges. To get that trendy, high-rise look on my new pants, I left a two-inch seam allowance at the waistband. When you reach the knee, cut to create a nice flair on the bottom half of the pants. Use your first pattern to trace a second back piece of fabric. Once your two back pieces are ready, fold your jeans the other way and repeat the steps to create two front pieces.
Once you have finished cutting you should end up with two fabulous front and back pieces for your new pair of comfy loungewear pants.
Join the center seams
In this next step, lay your back pattern pieces one on top of the other with the right sides of the fabric facing each other. Pin the center seam that leads to the crotch and sew it together, starting from the top down to the crotch curve. Repeat this on the front pieces. If you’re having trouble sewing the stretchy material, a great tip is to adjust the tension setting on your machine.
Sew the side seams
Now that your front and back pieces are ready, place the front piece on top of the back piece, right sides facing each other. Pin the side seams and inner leg seams together and get started sewing your amazing new pair of pants! Once you’ve sewed, try them on to see if you need to take them in at any point. It’s so important that you get the perfect fit for these comfy, cute pants!
Create an elastic waistband
To get started on creating the elastic waistband, start by folding about half an inch at the top of the pants. Pin the fold in place and sew all around that top section. The pants should still be inside out for this step!
To make a second hem, grab your elastic and use it to measure how big your next fold should be. Add half an inch to that for seam allowance. Pin all the way around the waistband according to your measurements.
Sew your second hem around the waistband but as you come around to your starting point, leave a two-inch gap for the elastic to be inserted into.
Measure the elastic around your waist and add a two-inch allowance before you cut it to size. Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic and thread it through your new waistband. Once it is in, sew the two ends of the elastic together with an overlap of about an inch. Now you can sew closed the gap in your waistband!
Hem the bottom of the pants
You are so close to your new pair of loungewear pants! Hem the bottom of your pant legs to avoid any fraying. Trust me, you’ll want these pants to last!
I am obsessed with these pants! They are so comfy, I’m not sure I ever want to take them off. What color material would you use for these cozy loungewear pants? Let me know in the comments below!
- Ribbed knit material
- Tight pair of pants