Easy Pomona Pants Sew Along Tutorial

Sara SJ Kim
by Sara SJ Kim
8 Materials
90 Minutes

Today, I'll show you how to sew Anna Allen Pomona pants. I'm going to be making the shorts version of the Pomona pants pattern.

This is super simple and great for beginners, as it only uses four pattern pieces, and an elastic waist.

Let's get started with this easy Pomona pants sew along tutorial.

Tools and materials:

  • Pattern
  • Woven fabric
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Iron
  • Elastic band
  • Sewing machine
  • Serger
Cut-out Pomona pants pattern pieces

1. Cut

Cut out all the pattern pieces you will need to construct your pants. 

Folding top edge of pocket

2. Fold and press

Fold ½ an inch of the top edge of the pocket and press it flat. Then fold it up another 1 inch and press it again.

Make sure you are folding the fabric with the wrong sides together. 

Topstitching bottom edge

3. Sew

Topstitch across the bottom edge of the folded area. 

Folded side and bottom edges

4. Fold and press

Fold the side and bottom edges inward by ½ an inch and press the folds so they stay in place. 

Pinning Pomona pants fabric

5. Pin and sew

Pin the pockets onto the right sides of the main pants pieces in the preferred position. Then topstitch around the side and bottom edges. 

Pomona pants pattern pieces pinned together

With right sides facing, pin the two pants pieces together along the front and back crotch seams and sew them down. Then, serge or overlock the seam allowance. 

Sewing towards bottom of shorts

Turn the shorts so the front and back crotch seams are in the center.

Pin the front and back pieces at the inseam, and sew, starting from the center and sewing towards the bottom of the shorts.

Then, serge or overlock the seam allowance. 

Folding down top edge

6. Fold and press

At the waist, fold the top edge down ½ an inch, and press it flat. Then fold it down by another 2¼ inches and press that flat, as well. 

Topstitching around bottom edge

7. Sew

Topstitch around the bottom edge of the folded waistband area, leaving a gap in the stitching to allow you to insert an elastic band. 

Inserting elastic into DIY Pomona pants

8. Insert elastic band

Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic. Use it to guide the elastic all the way through the waistband and back out the gap in the stitching.

Make sure the elastic is not twisted anywhere in the waistband. Then, sew the ends of the elastic together and close up the gap in the stitching. 

Stitching around waistband

Sew two parallel lines of stitching around the waistband using a long stitch, and stretching the elastic as you sew. 

Hemming Pomona pant shorts

9. Hem

To hem the shorts, double fold the bottom edge, and press the folds in place. Then topstitch around the edge. 

Completed Pomona pant shorts

Pomona pants sew along

Your Pomona shorts are complete!

If you use this Pomona pants pattern to make your own Pomona pants or shorts, please post your results in the comments below!

Suggested materials:
  • Pattern   (https://annaallenclothing.com/products/pomona-pants-shorts)
  • Woven fabric
  • Scissors
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