Week forty six is an easy project – 6 seam sweatpants. This project took me about 45 minutes which included cutting the fabric all the way to the finishing touches. Just think how many you could make in an afternoon – probably 4. Okay, let’s get started on this sewing project.
What You Need
- 1.5 yards of sweatshirt fleece
- a pair of sweatpants as a template
- matching thread
- 1 inch elastic (your waist measurement)
Okay, first, ensure your sweatshirt fleece is pre-washed. Lay it out and get your template sweatpants ready. Fold 1/4 of the sweatshirt fleece inward and cut each pant leg on the fold.
Next, with right sides together, pin the inside seam and serge. Repeat on the other leg.
Turn one leg right side out and fit it into the other leg – matching up the inside seams. Pin right sides together and serge. You’ve got 3 seams done, now just 3 more!
To create the casing for the elastic, measure 1 inch and fold the hem. Then, fold the hem back to catch the fold. You’ll serge along this fold and catch 3 layers of fabric. Leave a 2 inch opening so you can feed the elastic through the casing.
Using a safety pin thread the elastic through the waistband. Then, stitch the elastic together (I used my machine, but you could use your serger just as easily). Then, serge up the opening.
Repeat the process of the waistband hem on the bottom. Thread with elastic if you wish, I didn’t – no need really. Hem off both pant leg bottoms and you’re done!
Add a label if you like and that’s it. Time to lounge around the house on this lazy Saturday.
In the picture below on leg looks shorter than the other – it’s not, it just the way I’m standing.
This fabric is light and cozy – these pants are going to get a lot of use. I also made a men’s casual pullover back in January with the same fabric. Check it out, too.
Thanks so much for stopping by and happy sewing Saturday!