How to Make & Sew a DIY Wrap Pants Pattern in 4 Simple Steps

Quiana Unique
by Quiana Unique
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2 Hours

Are you looking for an easy wrap pants pattern? Well, in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make wrap pants from scratch; from quick pattern drafting to sewing the DIY wrap pants together.

Wrap pants are fun, versatile, and easy to style. They have become a total staple item in my closet and they're perfect for warmer weather. Let's get started with how to sew wrap pants!

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Chalk/marker
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
Measuring the DIY wrap pants pattern

1. Measure and cut the wrap pants pattern

The first step is to fold the fabric in half and then measure. I measured 40 by 36 inches on the piece of fabric. I based this measurement on the length of my legs so make sure to get the right measurement for you.

Go ahead and cut two pieces of fabric according to the measurements. I suggest using a knit polyester or cotton blend fabric. 

How to make a wrap pants pattern

Next, take the piece of fabric and fold it in half lengthwise. 

Marking the wrap pants pattern with chalk

Using a marker or piece of chalk, mark 5 by 10 inches.

Draw a curve between the two marks

Once you have the two markings, sketch a curve between them. Don’t worry if it isn’t perfect! 

Cutting out the wrap pants pattern

Grab a pair of scissors and cut along your curve. This is where the crotch seam will be sewn together. Then go ahead and repeat this on the other piece of fabric. 

How to sew wrap pants

2. Sew the pants 

Lay the two pieces, one on top of the other, and pin around the curve. This fabric doesn't really have a right side but if yours does, it should be placed right sides together. Once all your pins are in, sew along the curve. 

Sewing straps for the DIY wrap pants

3. Add the straps 

With the leftover fabric, cut out four, 4-inch strips and fold each strip in half, lengthwise. Then sew the strips along the long, open side to create straps for the wrap pants. 

Turn right side out

Turn the pants right side out and then do the same with your straps. You can either do this by simply turning the fabric and shaking them out or if your fabric doesn't allow for that, you can use a closed safety pin to help. 

Pinning the straps to the DIY wrap pants

With all the straps right side out, it’s time to attach them. Pin each strap to the outer side of your pants, on the inside. 

Wrap pants tutorial

4. How to wear the wrap pants 

To put on the wrap pants, hold the top around your waist and tie the two straps at the back making a knot that hangs. 

Wrap towards the front

Then reach from between your legs and grab the other two straps. Pull them up from the back and then wrap them around your waist towards the front. Tie these straps in any style you please! 

Easy DIY wrap pants tutorial

How to make wrap pants

These wrap pants are stylish and comfortable. The wrap pants pattern is so quick and easy to make, plus the sewing is minimal, so you can make these DIY wrap pants in no time at all.

Let me know how you would wear them in the comments! 

Suggested materials:
  • Fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Chalk
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  • Mary Mary on Jan 25, 2021

    I'm a beginner so am totally lost about leg length, where to cut the curve, etc. A little more detail for us newbies would be awesome, please and thank you.

    • Barbara Barbara on Jun 11, 2023

      I don't sew with a machine and I'm awful with math, but my husband is Great with math and my youngest daughter can sew. They'll help me. This is actually the easiest option I've found so far. Best of luck to us both!

  • Susan p Susan p on Jan 29, 2021

    wow! This is simple and brilliant bc it looks so elegant as well! I definitely want to try this! Ty. Susan p