My favourite trousers to wear at home are straight leg jersey trousers with a deep waistband from here. But when I ripped them this week (puppy related incident!) £35 seemed a lot to spend on a new pair. I decided to try to make them myself. It took me a little while to work out how to do it, so I thought I’d share the process here.
I cut my ripped trousers apart at the seams, which gave me three pieces which looked like this –
I cut them out (adding a seam allowance) from some black cotton jersey. Two of each of the leg pieces, and one long rectangle for the waistband. Then I sewed them together with my serger in this order:
- Sew backs to fronts at inside legs
- Sew these pieces together by stitching the whole crotch seam (waist edge to waist edge)
- Sew the outside leg seams
- Stitch the waistband together at the short edges to form a ring
- Fold the waistband in two lengthways, wrong sides together
- Pin the waistband to the waist edge of the trousers, all three raw edges together (the waistband is down over the trousers, see pic below) and sew
Finish by hemming. I like to use a small zig zag on my sewing machine.
They’re ready for play!
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