The Sweatpants That Are Not Just For Sweating

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How to make your sweatpants

There is no seam allowance on the pattern because you need to fit the pattern to your body first then you add to your preference.  I am using my overlocker so I will only add 3/8″.

The first thing I have to tell you is to check the pattern and check your instructions to fit the pattern.  The instructions in this sew-along are exactly what you need to make this type of pants to fit your body.   Do not attempt to make these sweatpants without fitting the pattern to your body first.

 Step one: Making the pockets

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Cut the front of the pants following the slant line of the pockets. 

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Trace the two sides of the pockets from the main pattern.

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Place the front of the sweatpants right side up.  Align the pocket right side down.  Sew at 3/8″.To reduce the bulk in the seam, trim one side of the seam allowance to 1/8″.Turn the pocket and iron.  If you have never made this type of pocket before, please watch the video below.

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This is the perfect opportunity to use your stretch twin needle.  If you do not have one just stay stitch at 3/8″.

Step two:  Sewing the legs

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Lay the front part of the sweatpants right side up.  Pockets will be underneath. 

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Place the back side on top (right sides together) and pin the inner sides.  Then pin the outer sides.

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Repeat the steps on the other leg, pinning both sides. 

Take the legs to the sewing machine and sew at 3/8″.

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Place one leg with the seams in the middle.

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Lay the other leg on top, and align the seams.Pin and sew the crotch at 3/8″

Fitting tip: Before you cut the waistband, try the sweatpants on and check the fitting.  Do you like them tighter or looser?  With 3/8″ there is really just 1/8″ to 1/4″ per side to play with to make them larger.  If you are between sizes, choose the bigger size and take in the sides if you need to.

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Afia
Afia

I love this pattern but it’s frustrating how big it is. Why is the smallest size 6? I love your tutorials but I made the after hours blouse and I cut size small but it was way too big. It would be great if this website had actual smalls.

Julienne Yueh
Julienne Yueh

Hello,

I’ve struggled so much with this pattern, as this is my first pair of pants. The video doesn’t show how to put the separate waistband together. The video shows her folding down the top of the pants. But this pattern has a separate waistband piece that needs to be attached, with elastic. Is there a different video that shows this? And how you hide the seam allowance after stitching about layers of the waistband and pants together… help!

gregory anderson
gregory anderson

I was sad to find your print function does not include the tutorial for assembling this pattern. Wow.
This is a great pattern though. Thank you.

Julienne Yueh
Julienne Yueh

Thank you for the pattern! But where do it put the pockets? I’m not sure where to sew the back pocket. And for the front, do I leave a seam allowance along the top for the waistband? Pictures look like the pocket is aligned with raw edge of top of waistband. Please help!

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Julienne Yueh
Julienne Yueh

Thank you for this pattern! Can I make the waistband out of supplex fabric, without adding elastic? Do you know how much ease I should add to do this? Thanks!

MichelleW
MichelleW

Thank you Mayra, I look forward to making these pair of sweat pants.

Mary Therriault
Mary Therriault

I am so happy to see a pattern for “traditional “ sweatpants! I don’t want the skinny joggers!

Piper Mitchell
Piper Mitchell

I can’t seem to find the video? I tried clicking the link and it sent me to a different video. I also checked the youtube channel, but I still have yet to find the video. Could you maybe tell me where to find the video, if it still exists?