Easy Wide Legged Pants

Chickie W.U.
by Chickie W.U.
2 Materials
30 Minutes

Hello Readers. I am still working my plan to refashion for free in 2021. I am trying to challenge myself to use my stash of sewing "stuff". I also thought that 2020 was a tough year financially for a lot of people. It can be encouraging to see people be creative with what they have. So, let's see what I can do with some fabulous hand-me-down pants that my daughter gave me.

These wonderful pants came from my daughter. She got them on a trip to Italy (Pre-Covid.) Either they shrunk or she grew a little and she gave them to me. I loved the fabric and all the colors. They look like the colors in peacock feathers. I didn't like the elastic at the ankles. The pant legs were too long on me and the elastic made them bunch up on my calves in a weird way. I am very petite (5') so pant legs are always too long on me. That is why I taught myself to sew.

I started by cutting off the elastic at the ankles of the pants. I didn't like them so they got cut off. I ironed the pants and realized they were actually more of a wide legged style. I liked that so much! Wide legs are so comfortable and trendy. I turned each leg under twice and used my sewing machine to stitch them in place.

This was a very easy refashion, perfect for a sewing beginner. The only sewing was 2 straight hems. If you are not able to sew at all then some iron on hem tape is a great option. It's available at any sewing or crafty supply store and you can use an iron instead of a sewing machine. Thanks for reading along, for more refashions like this , you can go to I Can Work With That.

Suggested materials:
  • Sewing machine   (On hand)
  • Hem Tape   (Sewing Supply Store)

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  • M M on Oct 28, 2021

    Just this morning, in my closet, I came across a pair of pants with elastic at the ankles. I will check if this will work for them. Thanks!

  • Pat Pat on Oct 28, 2021

    I do this often. I am about your height and when I cut the bottom off the pants they are perfect full length.

    • Chickie W.U. Chickie W.U. on Oct 29, 2021

      Hi! When you short like is you have to cut and hem. There is no other way. 😄