Making your own pants is not as complex as it sounds. Pants are relatively simple with a few easy patterns and how-to tutorials. Whether you're in search of a new pair of jeans or looking to sport a new pair of trousers, there are plenty of options available when it comes to whipping up your own clothing. Check out these free patterns and step-by-step instructions for pants, and start trying them yourself.
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'Ellen' Basic Pants Pattern
These slacks are part of a pants suit set available at Burda Style. They have two stylish pockets in the front and one on the back, giving them a slightly nautical feel.
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Teodora's Simple Pants
Teodora at Burda Style used Pattern Maker to draw up the instructions for these easy pants. This is a simple size 38 design, and does not take seam allowance into account, so be sure to add 5/8" to the edges.
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Make a Pair of Drawstring Pants
Pants might seem like a great challenge, but they are actually pretty easy to make from scratch. The measurements are perfect when you use a pair of pants that fit you as a pattern.
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To add a little flare to your jeans, all you need is a bit of fabric and a few minutes of stitching. I'll show you how to get that boho look and make a pair of bell-bottom jeans.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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How to Put Side Panels in Pants
Side seam inserts are an easy way to give a pair of pants some personality. You can cut up your old Star Wars sheets, buy a celestial pattern fabric, or patch together cloth scraps to make your panels. You can also use side panels to make a waistline bigger.
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Turn Pants Into Capris
These capris are so simple to make, you may never buy another pair. Minimal sewing experience is required for this project.