A comfy-cute pair of striped pants – with pockets! All you need to know to make this summer the most comfortable season yet. Linen is a great fabric to wear during the summer – it’s light weight, it’s an open fabric that lets your skin sweat and breathe and keep cooler than other materials, and it’s soft and durable to handle all of your summer fun.
Print out the PDF (linked above) and cut out the shapes. Match up the same-labelled sides (for example, match side A to side A and tape together using a clear tape). You will have one large piece for the pants body, one piece for the cuffs, one piece for the waistband, and one piece for the pocket. Cut out your fabric using these pattern pieces. This pattern includes a 1/2″ seam allowance.
1. Sew pocket piece onto body of pants.
2. Iron pocket outwards.
3. Sew sides of pants together, following the outer edge of the pocket.
4. Iron seams open on sides of pants.
5. Sew crotch together in the front, leave the back crotch seam open.
6. Sew waistband together, first on the outside edges, and then on the front edge. Iron all seams open.
7. Pin into place, matching seams together.
8. Sew waistband onto pants, with right sides together. Fold the unsewn, raw edge of the waistband over by 1/2″ and iron. Pin the waistband together at the end, matching the seam, and pin the crotch seam.
9. Sew back crotch seam and waistband seam in one continuous stitch, and iron seam open. This will allow you to fold the waistband over to hide the raw edges of the seam.
10. Sew leg cuffs together on the outside seam, then iron seam open.
11. Pin leg cuffs to pants, matching the sewn seams together and then pinning outwards, with right sides together and the cuff pinned onto the outside of the pants.
12. Sew using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
13. Iron seam open. Fold the raw edge of the leg cuff over by 1/2″, iron.
14. Pin the inseam and leg cuffs into place, matching crotch and leg cuff seams together. Sew inseam using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
15. Iron seams open.
16. Fold at the seam where the cuffs attach to the legs, iron, and pin into place.
17. Fold down at the seam where the waistband attaches to the pants, iron, and sew into place. Leave an opening of about 1″ in size.
19. Use a bodkin, a safety pin, or your favorite method of putting elastic through a channel and slide the elastic into the waistband. Secure the elastic to itself, stitch the waistband closed.
20. The final step! Fold the cuffs on the pants leg up by about 1 1/2″ or so.
You now have an adorable pair of comfy pedal-pusher style pants! Congrats! Don’t forget to share your creation with us in the comments below!
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