DIY Super Comfy Pants With This Simple Sewing Pattern

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Today, I have a simple pants sewing pattern for you, that makes it really easy to sew pants with pockets.

I used 52 inch (130 cm) viscose fabric for these and the measurements I use will fit European size 38/40.

For larger or smaller sizes, add or subtract 1.75 inches (4 cm) from mine.

Tools and materials:

  • 52 inch/130 cm viscose fabric
  • 1.6 inch (4 cm) wide elastic
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Ruler
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Serger (optional)

1. Draft the pattern

Fold your fabric widthways twice, so you have 4 layers of fabric, 15 inches (38 cm) in length.

Cut across the width at 41 inches (105 cm) - adjust this figure to the finished length you want for your pants, adding 2 inches (5 cm) for the waistband and 1 inch (2.5 cm) for the lower hem.

See the video at 0.28 - 1:38 for how I draft the pattern straight onto the fabric.

Cutting fabric

2. Cut out the fabric

Cut out the crotch curve and the inner leg seam.

Cutting fabric

Open up the fabric and mark 2 inches (5 cm) from the waist edge at the front crotch seam.

Join this mark with a diagonal line to the back crotch seam and cut, to create the front waist curve.

Cutting fabric

Trim the front inner leg seam straight.

Cutting fabric

Finally, cut along the line dividing the front pieces from the back.

Put the two back pieces aside.

Cutting fabric

3. Cut out the pockets

Cut a single layer of fabric 33 inches (84 cm) wide by 13 inches (33 cm) long. Fold it in half lengthways twice, with the right sides together.

Cutting fabric

Place the folded fabric until the top section of the fronts, with the folded edge just outside the outer leg seam and the right edge extending slightly above the waist edge of the pants.

Cutting fabric

Cut off the excess pocket fabric along the waist and side edges. 

Cutting fabric

Fold the fronts out of the way and draw a curved shape from the waist to the side edges of the pocket fabric. 

Cutting fabric

Draw a rectangle 2.5 inches (6 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) long from the waist edge down the outer leg seam.

Use a plate or pan lid to draw a curve inside the rectangle and cut it out through the front and pocket layers.

Attaching pockets

4. Attach the pockets

Sew one of the pocket pieces you've just cut to the front along the curved edge, with right sides together.

Snip the curve and fold the pocket to the inside. Top stitch half an inch (1 cm) from the seam on the right side.

Attaching pockets

With the right sides facing, sew the two parts of the pocket bag together along the curved edge.

Finish the edges with a serger or zigzag stitch.

Attaching pockets

Pin the pocket to the outer leg seam and the waist edge and sew it in place inside the seam allowance.

Assembling the pants

5. Assemble the pants

Sew the front and back crotch seams, with the right sides together.

Assembling the pants

Join the front to the back along the inner leg and side seams, matching them at the crotch.

Finish the raw seam edges.

Elasticated waistband

6. Elasticated waistband

Turn the pants right side out.

Cut the elastic to 26 inches (66 cm) in length or to fit your waist. Overlap the ends and sew them securely together.

Fold the circle of elastic in half and half again and mark the half and quarter points.

Starting with the elastic seam at the center back, pin the elastic to the inside top edge of the pants at the center front and back and the side seams.

Sewing elasticated waistband

Sew or serge the elastic to the pants around the top edge, stretching it to fit between the pins.

Sewing elasticated waistband

Turn the elastic to the inside and sew to the pants along the lower edge, stretching it as you sew.

DIY pants

DIY pants

DIY pants

Pants sewing pattern: DIY pants

You can leave the lower edges unfinished as I did, or turn up a narrow double hem. Either way, you have a quick and easy pair of DIY pants that fit you perfectly.

They're easy to style and look great in many different types of fabric. No need to worry about how to make pants again!

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Suggested materials:
  • 52 inch/130 cm viscose fabric
  • 1.6 inch (4 cm) wide elastic
  • Tailor's chalk
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