How to Make Easy-Sew Palazzo Pants Without Using a Pattern

10 Materials
3 Hours

Ready for an easy-sew palazzo pants tutorial? Well, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll show you how to make palazzo pants from scratch. I can’t wait for you to see the results; the size and fit of these DIY palazzo pants are perfect! Shall we begin?

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric: 140cm (55.11”) length viscose jersey 
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Matching thread
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Ruler
  • Elastic
Folding the fabric into four layers

1. Make the palazzo pants sewing pattern

Fold your fabric in half and half again, so that there are four layers. This rectangular piece should measure 39” x 15”. 

Tip: These measurements are suitable for a size 38 (size 4 US). 

Making the crotch line

Pin the fabric, so it doesn’t move out of place. Next, measure from the edge of the fold 12” down and draw a line straight across. 

Marking the crotch area

Measure 11” across from the folded edge. Connect that mark to the line beneath. 

Curving out the crotch line

Draw a curved, angled edge where the two lines meet. 

Measuring the pant legs

From the opposite end, mark 13.5”. 

Connecting the marks

Connect that mark to the line at an angle. 

Cutting out the DIY palazzo pants pattern

Cut the curved part and the long angled line.

Trimming the excess fabric

Open up the palazzo pants sewing pattern into two layers and straighten the short end (if needed). 

Cutting down the center of the pattern

Find the center and cut the whole piece in half.

Adjusting the pattern

The front crotch area needs more of a curve, so place your finger on the edge and make a mark. Then cut the side starting from the mark downward. 

Front and back DIY palazzo pants pieces

Now, you have your front and back DIY palazzo pants pieces. 

Folding fabric to make the pockets

2. Make the pockets

Take a rectangle measuring 10” x 35.5”. Fold ii twice, widthways.

Placing the folded piece under the front piece

Place the front piece on top. Pin the fabric, so the layers don’t move. 

Trimming the excess fabric

Cut the excess fabric from the folded fabric piece following the top and side edge of the front pattern. 

Pinning the pocket piece

Now you have your pocket pieces! Take out two pieces and leave the remaining two under the front pant pattern. Then, pin. 

Making marks on the fabric

Measuring inwards

Measure 2.4” from the edge and 5” from the edge down. 

Cutting out a curved edge

Draw a curved edge between these two points and cut. 

Marking the other pattern piece

Mark the wrong sides of the fabric for reference when sewing. You should have two curved pocket pieces and two squared pieces.

Sewing the pockets

3. Sew the pockets

Sew the curved edge of one pocket piece with the fabric right sides facing. 

Folding and topstitching the pockets

Then, fold the pocket over and topstitch on the right side. 

Positioning the other pocket piece

Place the square pocket piece under the front pant piece. 

Pinning the back pocket to the curved pocket

Pin the back pocket to the curved pocket. The right side should face the wrong side of the pants. 

Sewing around the edges

Sew around the edges. 

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Pin the open edges (top and side), and sew. 

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Repeat the same to the otherside. 

Matching front and back pieces

4. Assemble the DIY palazzo pants

Now, let’s get into sewing the pants! First, align the back pieces to each front piece (right sides facing) and pin the sides. Then, sew down the sides.

Pinning the pant legs together

Layer both big pieces on top of each other, right sides facing. Pin along the crotch area and sew. 

Pinning the inner legs and sewing

Turn the pants so that the crotch is in the center. Pin the inner side leg seams and sew to secure. 

Making a waistband

5. Make the waistband

Cut a piece of fabric measuring the length of your waist and 5” in width. Sew the short ends to form one long circular piece. 

Folding the waistband in half

Open the seams and fold the waistband upward, in half. 

Measuring the elastic

To sew a tunnel for the elastic, place your elastic on top of the waistband and mark its width. The elastic should be somewhat centered, not aligned to the raw edge. 

Sewing the waistband

Starting from that mark, sew around the waistband. 

Sewn waistband

This is what you should have. 

Attaching the waistband to the pants

To attach the waistband, align its center seam to the pants’ center seam. Then, stitch the raw edges all around. 

Leaving a gap for the elastic

Leave a gap to insert the elastic. 

Inserting the elastic

Now, insert the elastic with the help of a big safety pin. The elastic should be cut according to your waist’s measurement. 

Sewing the ends of the elastic

Sew the ends of the elastic.

Sewing the gap closed

Sew the gap closed. 

Sewing the waist tie

6. Make the waist tie

Cut a piece of fabric measuring 3.2” x 23”. Fold in half and sew the short end to the long raw edge. Be sure to sew one short end. 

Removing the excess fabric

Remove the excess fabric from the short end. 

Turning the waist tie right sides out

Turn the strip rights sides out by pushing a pencil for the sewn end upward. You’ll need two pieces, so be sure to sew another piece of the same size. 

Sewing the end of the tie to the pants

Sew the unsewn end to the sides of the DIY palazzo pants. 

Attaching the waist tie

Turn the strap to the other side and sew it next to the original seam. This is what you should have. 

Hemming the DIY palazzo pants

Repeat on the other side and hem the bottom. 

Easy sew palazzo pants

Easy sew palazzo pants tutorial

Here are the results! What do you think of these easy-sew palazzo pants with pockets? I absolutely love how comfy they are, and the look and feel are just lovely!

Sewing palazzo pants has never been easier, and you can definitely make your own, no pattern required! Just a few measurements and you’re on the right track. 

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Suggested materials:
  • Fabric: 140cm (55.11”) length viscose jersey
  • Scissors
  • Marker
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