Easy Drawstring lounge pants ( Free DIY Sewing Pattern )

drawstring lounge pants diy pattern

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

Step 1

Cut out the pattern pieces for the pant leg pieces (4 in total) and the waistband. 

Step 2

Stitch the crotch seams of back pieces together ( right sides together) first; and then front pieces together.

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Now sew the side seams joining the two legs.

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Then join the inner leg seams.

Step 3

Hem your pant legs. I would do a blind hem stitch. You can just turn under 1/2 inch twice and stitch. 

Step 4

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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. 

Step 5

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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 where you marked.

You can make buttonholes easily with your sewing machine or  checkout the proper hand sewn buttonhole tutorial here.

drawstring lounge pants pattern

Step 6

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.
Step 7

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. 

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Step 8

Thread the cord through the casing. Keep the drawstring in place .  Bring the ends out through the drawstring buttonholes on the outside.

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