How to Make Trendy DIY Stacked Pants Out of 2 Pairs of Sweatpants

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by Marigood Suns
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1 Hour

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you a quick and straightforward way to transform your dull and boring sweatpants into DIY stacked pants. If you want to spruce up your style and go for a more unique yet relaxed look, then this little DIY is the answer you’re looking for.

With this super easy method, I will show you how to make stacked pants using two pairs of sweatpants. Let’s get stacking!

Tools and materials:

  • 2 Pairs of sweatpants
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
Sweatpants being turned into stacked pants

Cutting of the bottom of the sweatpants

1. Cut the sweatpants

For this tutorial, it’s best to get a pair of old sweatpants to cut up. Start by cutting off the bottom legs and placing them on top of your other sweatpants. 

How to make stacked pants

2. Measure the bottom piece

Now, go ahead and measure the cut-out piece. Mine was 17 inches. 

Cutting off the cuffs

3. Cut off the cuffs

With a sharp pair of scissors, cut off all four cuffs just above the seam.

Pinning the layers of the sweatpants

4. Pin the sweatpant layers

Turn one of the leg pieces inside out and with the wide side on top, insert it through one of the legs of the sweatpants, as shown. 

Aligning the side seams

Next, align the side seams and both layers at the bottom raw edge. 

Tip: Be sure not to rush this step, do it carefully so that the results look cohesive. 

How to sew DIY stacked pants

5. Sew the sweatpants

Now, sew both layers by stretching the fabric. Also, sew all around with a zigzag stitch. Be sure to repeat steps 4 and 5 on the other leg, too. 

How to make DIY stacked pants

When the sewing part is complete, this is what it should look like. 

Making DIY stacked pants

Pressing the DIY stacked pants

6. Press the pants

Pull the bottom downward, and give your pants a good press for a clean, finished look. 

DIY stacked pants

DIY stacked pants tutorial

We’re done! Now you’re ready to rock these DIY stacked pants! What do you think of this look? Stacked pants are definitely trendy right now and give you that extra edge to complete your outfit.

Also, you can do this method on any other tight-fitting pants too. The sky’s the limit! So, there you have it- if you want to know how to make your pants stack, you can do so in just a few easy steps. 

Suggested materials:
  • 2 Pairs of sweatpants
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
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Join the conversation
  • Grandmasue10 Grandmasue10 on Oct 02, 2021

    Nope, I don't need to make my ankles and calves look thicker. All my pants look like this until I shorten them (5'1")

    • Doc's Mom Doc's Mom on Nov 01, 2021

      I'm with you, Grandmasue. And I don't need to trip on all that material at the bottom.