Tools and materials:
- Faux leather
- Sewing machine
I love finding fashion inspiration from celebs! One of the biggest style icons today is Kylie Jenner. I saw a pair of leather pants she was wearing and I knew I had to try and make a pair of my own. I bought some faux leather fabric and in just a few steps was able to recreate the pants.
I started out by cutting out the fabric pieces using my pattern. I used a pattern I already had but added 2-3 inches to the knee measurement and made the ankle measurement the same width as the knee. To see the pattern I used click here.
Next, I took the rectangular piece or zip guard, folded it in half, and sewed it along the side and bottom with a zig-zag stitch.
I then took the two front pieces and placed them right sides together. I marked 2 inches from the inseam.
I also measured how far my zipper would reach and marked a bit above that endpoint. Once I had both markings, I sewed between them.
To attach the zipper, I sandwiched the zipper between the left front piece and zip guard, with the zipper facing down. I sewed along the edge until I hit the point where the two front pieces meet.
Next, I took the zipper fly and placed it right sides facing on the front piece. I sewed on the zipper fly and then turned it around and topstitched.
It was then time to attach the other side of the zipper. I pinned the zipper onto the fabric and then, once again, sewed along the edge until I reached the point where the two front pieces met.
Next, I topstitched the zipper fly onto the right front pattern piece, making sure not to catch the zip guard.
In this next step, I attached the two back pieces to their respective front pieces right sides facing together. I sewed along each side, stopping when I reached the knee. The reason I left from the knee down open is that I would be sandwiching the straps in between the pieces later on.
I then went ahead and marked 4 inches from the bottom of the pant leg so I knew where I would be attaching the straps. Feel free to place yours lower or higher.
It was time to cut the straps. I measured around my calf to determine the length and then added 3 inches to that. I cut four pieces in total and cut one corner of each piece.
I placed two pieces right sides together and sewed around the edges leaving the short, straight edge open so that I could turn the piece right side out. I repeated the same for the other pieces and then turned each strap right side out.
Next, I continued sewing down the sides of the pants until I reached the marking I had made earlier. At the marking, I inserted the strap and sewed over it, sandwiching it in. I then sewed to the bottom of the pants.
I then sewed the inseam of the pants. I matched the inseam of the front and back pieces and sewed them together. Next, I placed the crotch line, right sides together, and sewed it down as well.
I then went ahead and added a buckle to each strap.
Lastly, all I had to do was attach the waistband. I decided not to hem the pants since the fabric doesn't fray at all.
There you have it! I managed to recreate a pair of Kylie Jenner’s leather pants in a few easy steps. Let me know how you would style these pants in the comments!
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