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Sewing: Week Forty Seven: Stripped Sweatpants with Pockets

Stripped Sweatpants with Pockets: 3ten.ca

Stripped sweatpants with pockets – the perfect weekend uniform! Especially on this chilly snowy day. Put the fireplace on, have some pancakes and lounge around in your sweats. What could be better? Nothing.

Okay, let’s get started. Last week we made 6 seam sweatpants and this tutorial takes that one to the next level by adding pockets and a ribbed waistband.

What You Need

  • sweatpants as template
  • 1 1/2 yards of stripped fabric
  • 1/2 a yard of matching ribbing
  • serger
  • machine
  • matching thread
  • scissors
  • pins
  • 6 seam sweatpants tutorial for refresher

First, just like in the 6 seam tutorial, use your sweatpants as a template/pattern and cut out two sides (on the fold). For the pockets, I just eyeballed them. Feel free to make them any shape or size – let your creativity run wild.

Stripped Sweatpants with Pockets: 3ten.ca

On the pockets, serge all around each edge to prevent fraying. Keep in mind, however, to do this in a colour of thread you don’t mind highlighting. The thread is going to show!

Stripped Sweatpants with Pockets: 3ten.ca

Line up your pockets on the fold, yet only pin through 1 layer of fabric. Also, I placed mine 2 inches from the top of my waist. Be sure to do this on opposite sides since you’ll want both of your pockets on the front. Pin them in place and top stitch all but the straight angle – that’s the opening of the pocket.

Stripped Sweatpants with Pockets: 3ten.ca

Stripped Sweatpants with Pockets: 3ten.ca

Serge each inside leg together – be sure the stripes match up. Our stripped sweatpants with pockets are almost done!

Stripped Sweatpants with Pockets: 3ten.ca

Now, put one leg inside the other with right sides together. Serge. Then, measure out the waistband (your waist measurement minus 3 inches) and 5 inches wide. Now, fold the waistband in half like a hot dog (right sides out) and pin to the top of the pants. Serge.

Stripped Sweatpants with Pockets: 3ten.ca

Then, hem the bottom of the legs and you’re done!

Don’t they look cozy?

Stripped Sweatpants with Pockets: 3ten.ca

Thanks so much for stopping by – we only have 5 weeks left! Where has the year gone? Be sure to check out other sewing projects and I’ll see you again soon. Bye.

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