Make Sewing pattern for Drawstring lounge pants
Front leg Pattern
Back Leg Pattern.
What do you need to make this easy pants
- Cording or braid for the drawstring or thin fabric tubes
- Fabric – Twice the Length needed +1/4 meters
- Bias tape or crosswise cut fabric strip – 5 inch wide; length = waist round of the pants + 1″
- Interfacing – 2 – 1″ square pieces for reinforcing buttonholes
Cut out the pattern pieces for the pant leg pieces (4 in total) and the waistband.
Stitch the crotch seams of back pieces together ( right sides together) first ; and then front pieces together.
Now sew the side seams joining the two legs.
Then join the inner leg seams.
Hem your pant legs. I would do a blind hem stitch. You can just turn under 1/2 inch twice and stitch.
For the waistband cut out double fold fabric strip
- Width = 5 inch width
- Length = Measure the waist round of the pants you have made. Add 1 inch to this Length.
Fold the strip by 2 3/4 inch on one side and 2 1/4 inch on either side of the center fold lengthwise.
Now fold 1 inch from both the edges inside. Press again by the fold in the middle. you have a double fold strip which is slightly wider on one side as the picture above.
Mark the center of this bias tape strip. Mark two marks for buttonholes or eyelets 1/2 inch to either side of the center of the bias tape on one side ( which will be the face of the waistband – the 2 3/4 inch wide piece) .
Attach some interfacing to the back of where you marked. Make two buttonholes (almost buttonholes, yes I cheated) where you marked.You can make buttonholes easily with your sewing machine or checkout the proper hand sewn buttonhole tutorial here.
Open the bias tape, and pin the bias tape center ( 2 3/4 wide side) to the pant center seam ( the crotch seam) so that the buttonholes are on either side of the center seam of the pants. Pin all along till the back. Stitch with a 1/2 inch seam allowance . ie you will be sewing along the first crease in the bias tape ( with a 1″ seam allowance).
When you get all the way around to the end of the tape, 1/2 before the fold the top length under about 1/4″, and sew it over the raw edge of the start of the tape.
Stitch the back of waistband – Because the bias tape is wider on the other side ( 3 1/4 inch), you can ditch stitch from the top and catch the back fold of the bias tape in place.
You can also hand stitch the bias tape with a whip stitch.
Thread the cord through the casing. Keep the drawstring in place . Bring the ends out through the drawstring buttonholes on the outside.