Brown Leather Pants

8 Materials
$20
4 Hours
Easy

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.

Tools and materials:

  • Faux leather
  • Zipper
  • Buckles
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Chalk
  • Sewing machine
Brown faux leather pants

Cut the fabric 

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.

Sew the zip guard

Sew the zip guard

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. 

Place the front pieces together

Mark the front pieces 

I then took the two front pieces and placed them right sides together. I marked 2 inches from the inseam. 

Women’s brown leather pants


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. 

DIY brown leather pants

Attach the zipper 

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. 

Sew on the zipper fly


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. 

Attach the other side


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. 

Topstitch


Next, I topstitched the zipper fly onto the right front pattern piece, making sure not to catch the zip guard. 

Attach the two back pieces

Attach the two back pieces 

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. 

Mark from the bottom

Attach the straps 

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. 

Cut the straps


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. 

Sew around the edges


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. 

Sandwich the straps


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. 

Sew the inseam

Sew the inseam

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. 

How to make brown leather pants

Add buckles 

I then went ahead and added a buckle to each strap. 

Attach the waistband

Attach the waistband 

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. 

Sew brown leather pants


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! 

Suggested materials:

  • Faux leather
  • Xipper
  • Buckles
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