|Next draw the waistband above the pants. You can either double the height (since it will be folded) or cut it on a fold on the top and side.|
|Next draw a front waist band the same way you did the back.|
|The basic pants pattern is complete but let’s add some pockets shall we?
Start by drawing a pocket shape on to the front of the pant pattern.
Cut out the pocket piece
|Then trace the pocket piece and add a half inch around the edge. This becomes your new pocket pattern piece that you will cut out of the same fabric as the pants.|
|Next draw a border about 1 inch around the pocket piece this becomes the inside of the pocket and should be cut out of a this cotton fabric. It is easiest to cut along a fold on the bottom edge.|
|Those are your pattern pieces, (sorry the picture is blurry)
Cut 2 front leg pieces
2 back leg pieces
1 front waitband
1 back waistband
2 pocket pieces
and 2 lining pieces (on the fold)
|Here are my leg pieces cut out|
|Start by sewing a front piece to the back piece along the straight edge.|
|Then sew the other side of the leg from the bottom up to the point of the crotch.|
|Then when you have two legs sewn up the side, put one into the other so right sides are together. Then sew along the raw edge.|
|Now you should have a pant shape.|
|Now sew the pocket piece along the side of the pant so it covers the gap. Only sew along the side edge.|
|Next sew along the two sides of the lining piece. You should have a little pouch.|
|Then turn the pocket to the inside and you should have a nice little pocket. I topstitched along the pocket to hold it in place.
Let me know if the pocket is causing trouble I can whip up another pair and try to get better pictures…
|Now sew the waistband together at the side seam to make a loop|
|Next pin the waistband to the top of the pants and sew in place|
|You should have a very tall waistband… Turn under the top edge and sew in place.|
|Then fold the waist band in half so it just covers the seam on the inside.|
|The elastic will pull the front a little and make it look small, but it will stretch when it goes on.|
|Then with right sides together sew the cuff to the bottom of the pant leg and then fold how you like.|
|Sew on some buttons just below the pockets and you are done!
Easy right? Now go whip up a pair and upload them to our Flickr group we would LOVE to see them!