DIY High Waisted Palazzo Pant Set

Creations by Shey
by Creations by Shey
7 Materials
3 Hours

Everyone knows that two-piece sets are all the rage right now! Follow this simple, step-by-step tutorial and sew a gorgeous, palazzo pant and puff sleeve top set. This DIY will have you walking around in a fashion statement outfit in no time!

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Elastic
  • Safety pins
  • Sewing machine
How to make palazzo pants

Cut the fabric 

Begin by folding the fabric in half and then in half again so that there are four layers. For this project, I suggest using a stretchy fabric. 

Use a pair of pants

Use a pair of pants you already own that fit you well and place the folded pair, on the fold of the fabric. Then cut around the pants using a 1-inch seam allowance. 

How to sew palazzo pants

Fold each pant leg right sides together and pin the sides ready for stitching.

Wide leg palazzo pants

Next, fold the fabric for the top over twice so that there are four layers. Then place a folded T-shirt along the fold with the neckline on the other fold. 

Cut around the top

Cut around the T-shirt leaving some seam allowance. 

Make palazzo pants

For the sleeves, free cut or use a marker to mark before you cut. 

Sew palazzo pants

Open up the top. Pinch the neckline and fold the top in half. Then measure 3-5 inches and cut to extend the front neckline. 

Pin the sides

Pin the sides of the top, right sides together, to get it ready for stitching.

Palazzo pants pattern

Sew the pants 

Begin by stitching the side of each leg using a zig-zag stitch. 

Insert one leg into the other

Turn one leg, right side out, and insert it into the other leg. 

High-waisted palazzo pants

Start by matching up the seams and then pin the crotch area together.

Stitch the crotch area

Then go ahead and zig-zag stitch the crotch area. 

How to sew high-waisted palazzo pants

Add a waistband 

Turn the pants, right side out, and measure the waist. 

Cut on the fold

Then cut, on the fold, a 2-inch wide strip to the length of the waist, plus seam allowance. 

Stitch the ends together

Stitch the ends of the strip right sides together.

Pin to the waist

Fold the strip in half and then pin it onto the waist of the pants. 

Sew high-waisted palazzo pants

Then stitch the waistband in place using a zig-zag stitch. 

Hem the bottom

Next, go ahead and hem the bottom of the pants.

Make high-waisted palazzo pants

Sew the top 

Moving back over to the top, sew the sides together with a zig-zag stitch. 

Make a fold

Add elastic to the sleeves 

Create a fold on the sleeves, wide enough to insert an elastic band through. Stitch the fold, leaving a small opening. 

Add elastic

Go ahead and cut two elastic bands. Attach a safety pin to one end and thread the band through the fold in the sleeve. 

Tie the ends

Once you have thread the elastic all the way through, tie the ends together twice or stitch them together. 

Close the opening

Then make sure to stitch closed the opening. 

Pin around the neckline

Finish the neckline 

To finish the neckline, take a 1-inch wide strip and pin it around the neckline, right sides together. 

Fold twice

Then fold the strip twice and stitch close to the edge. 

How to make high-waisted palazzo pants

All that’s left to do is hem the top and the outfit is complete! This bold, palazzo pant set is just gorgeous! What color fabric would you use in this DIY? Let me know in the comments!

Suggested materials:
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  • Pins
  • Scissors
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