Free Pants Patterns

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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

    Free Pants Pattern
    Free Pants Pattern Burda Style

    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

    Pants Pattern
    Pants Pattern Teodora

    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

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    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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    How-to Bellbottoms
    How-to Bellbottoms Rain Blanken

    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.

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    How to Put Side Panels in Pants

    Side Panel Pants
    Side Panel Pants Rain Blanken

    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

    Capri Pants
    Capri Pants Rain Blanken

    These capris are so simple to make, you may never buy another pair. Minimal sewing experience is required for this project.