2 ways to make WRAP PANTS – FISHERMAN’s PANTS / YOGA Pants

 

The wrap pants are also known by other names like Fisherman’s Pants,  Yoga pants or Samurai pants. They are very loose comfortable pants with waist ties.

diy wrap pants pattern

This type of pants can be made in two styles – The yoga pants style has waist ties at the front and back and a side open pattern where as Samurai pants has a strap on the back which ties the loose waist of the pant in the front and results in a  folded waistband.  The two patterns are given below; they are very very easy to sew.You can make a dozen of them in an afternoon.

The use of these pants are many – they are the perfect to lounge around at home or for a casual outing . The yoga pants are named so because they donot constrain your movements – the open side seams make them comfortable to move around. The samurai pants are also  the same – these free size pants wrap around your waist wih the  waist ties that you tie around – so it can be as tight as you want to be – perfect for mother to be’s with growing bellies.

The Fisherman’s wrap pants – samurai style

thai fishermans pants

Full length of this free size pants pattern (after the top edge is folded down) – 35″

Full waist will be  58″ before you tie it around the waist.

 

Step 1

Cut out the patterns as per the pattern below. Remember that the pant legs are cut on fold

Fisherman’s wrap Pants pattern

thai yoga pants pattern

Step 2

Cut out the patterns . You will get two pieces for  the yoke and pant legs as given below

thai fisherman pants pattern

Step 3 

Join the leg inseams together. Keep the edges rightsides and stitch each leg 

thai fisherman pants pattern

Step 4 

Join the side edges of the yoke pieces together (rightsides together). You will get a tube 

thai fisherman pants pattern

Step 5

Join the two leg pieces together at the crotch line. Just keep them together rightsides together and stitch with a 1/4 inch seam allowance

samurai yoga wrap pants pattern

Now you have a leg piece like this one

thai fisherman pants pattern

Step 6 

Now you have to join the yoke tube to the legs. Insert the legs (rightside out) to yoke tube piece (wrong side out). Sew edge together. 

thai fisherman pants pattern

Final piece will look like this

thai yoga wrap pants

Step 7 

Turn the top edge of the pants to the right side – about 5 inch would do. I have selvedge on top but if you have raw edges turn the raw edge 1/4 inch first and then turn 5 inch

wrap pants pattern

Step 8

Make the waist tie

Cut a piece of fabric strip 3 inch wide and 60-65 inches long. Make a strap with this by double folding it.(Turn the two edges inside and the fold by the middle)

Remember to Turn the small edges inside 1/4 inches before the longer fold. Stitch the edge. You will get a long strap.If you donot have a long fabric piece joing small pieces together with diagonal stitch like here

thai pants pattern

fishermans pants pattern

Step 8 

Keep the strap’s middle on the back of the pants ( on the stitching line you have made by folding under the top edge). Stitch in place. Make a secure stitching.

thai fisherman pants pattern

Step 9

Now Hem the pant legs . Just turn under the edges twice or do a blind hem

thai fisherman's wrap pants

How to tie the Firsherman’s pants – Sumurai style

 

Put on the pants. Get hold of the strap ends from the back to the front. Your pant waist will be bigger and looser; fold this excess fabric at the waist to one side or fold from either sides to the middle. Use the waist tie to hold the fabric together. Now fold down the fabric above the waist tie. This will give the look of a wide belt.If you are still confused checkout this video 
 

The Yoga wrap pants 

This is a very comfy pants with side seams open. Because of the overlaping side panels nothing much is revealed. 

yoga wrap pants

Step 1

Mark the pattern on the fabric as per the pattern given below.

yoga pants pattern

Step 2 

Cut out the fabric according to the pattern

To easily cut it fold the two fabric pieces by the center, mark the two crotch lines . Cut out the front crotchline

thai fisherman pants pattern

When you open it up, You will get a piece like this here. Now cut out the back crotch line on one side. 

fisherman pants pattern

Now cut out the waist line as per the pattern. Remember that pattern is inclined (rising) only on one side ( for the back)

thai pants

You will be having this piece

 

fisherman pants pattern

Step 3

Keep the two pieces right sides together. Join the crotch line with a 1/4 inch allowance

wrap pants pattern

Step 4

Make 4 waist ties. Cut out 4 pieces of fabric strips. Make straps by folding it like a double fold tape by the middle. Remember that  one short end of all the ties should be turned inside as well for a neat look

wrap pants pattern

 

Ok, Got the four ties.

samurai pants pattern

Step 5

Turn under the side edges of the two panels ( back and front- total 4 side edges) 1/4 inch twice to the inside and stitch

wrap pants pattern

Step 6

Turn under the top waist edge to the inside and stitch. The width should be slightly more than the width of straps you have made ( so that you can insert the strap ends inside)

thai fisherman's wrap pants pattern

Step 6

Insert the straps 1/2 inch to all the four edges of the waist of the front and back panels. Stitch in place securely.

yoga wrap pants

The only thing that might complicate you about this pants is how to wear it. But once you have the pants in hand  you will know. If you donot checkout this video.

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Comments 2

  1. These are a great idea and really look pretty good. I would make them longer tho and definitely have to practice the technique for the ladies room 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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      yes that is a little difficult for the second pants:) but very nice otherwise; But the short one is easy to wear and take off actually – they are just loose pants which are gathered with a cloth belt.

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