How to Make DIY Wrap Pants

6 Materials
2 Hours

I’ve always wanted a pair of wrap pants! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make an affordable and fashionable pair to add to your closet. Wrap pants are fun, versatile, and easy to style. They have become a total staple item in my closet!

Wrap pants

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Chalk/marker
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
How to make wrap pants

Measure and cut 

The first step is to fold the fabric in half and then measure. I measured 40 by 36 inches on the piece of fabric. I based this measurement on the length of my legs so make sure to get the right measurement for you. Go ahead and cut two pieces of fabric according to the measurements. I suggest using a knit polyester or cotton blend fabric. 

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Next, take the piece of fabric and fold it in half lengthwise. 

Mark with chalk

Using a marker or piece of chalk, mark 5 by 10 inches.

Draw a curve

Once you have the two markings, sketch a curve between them. Don’t worry if it isn’t perfect! 

How to sew wrap pants

Grab a pair of scissors and cut along your curve. This is where the crotch seam will be sewn together. Then go ahead and repeat this on the other piece of fabric. 

Pin around the curve

Sew the pants 

Lay the two pieces, one on top of the other, and pin around the curve. This fabric doesn't really have a right side but if yours does, it should be placed right sides together. Once all your pins are in, sew along the curve. 

Wrap-around pants

Add the straps 

With the leftover fabric, cut out four, 4-inch strips and fold each strip in half, lengthwise. Then sew the strips along the long, open side to create straps for the wrap pants. 

Turn right side out

Turn the pants right side out and then do the same with your straps. You can either do this by simply turning the fabric and shaking them out or if your fabric doesn't allow for that, you can use a closed safety pin to help. 

Pin on the straps

With all the straps right side out, it’s time to attach them. Pin each strap to the outer side of your pants, on the inside. 

Wrap pants tutorial

Wrap the pants 

To put on the wrap pants, hold the top around your waist and tie the two straps at the back making a knot that hangs. 

Wrap towards the front

Then reach from between your legs and grab the other two straps. Pull them up from the back and then wrap them around your waist towards the front. Tie these straps in any style you please! 

Easy wrap pants

These wrap pants are stylish and comfortable! Let me know how you would wear them in the comments! 

Suggested materials:

  • Fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Chalk
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2 of 4 comments
  • Mary
    on Jan 26, 2021

    I'm a beginner so am totally lost about leg length, where to cut the curve, etc. A little more detail for us newbies would be awesome, please and thank you.

  • Susan p
    Susan p
    on Jan 29, 2021

    wow! This is simple and brilliant bc it looks so elegant as well! I definitely want to try this! Ty. Susan p

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