How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist
Looking for some easy knit pants for your toddler? This problem can be easily solved if you have a sewing machine, 07 yards knit fabric, 2" wide elastic and some skill with sewing a knit fabrics.
In this tutorial I'll show how to sew pants with elastic waistband. The pattern is not included in this article. The downloadable pattern pants for baby 4-5 years I can send you email for fee (5$). However, the pattern you get the full tutorial (50 photos). All files are pdf you need have special program Acrobat Reader or other.
Try sewing these knit pants with step by step tutorial that has more 20 photos and comments.
Place your parts of pattern on the wrong side of fabric and cut around them. Don't forget add the seam allowances. These pants have the waistband with elastic strip and cuffs.
Place your front piece to the back together and sew side seam with seam allowance 1/2.
If you don't have the overlock sewing machine make the zig zag stitches.
Place cuff to the bottom edge of pants and baste it.
After stitching these details you need to sew internal seam (in-seam) your knit toddler pants.
Now you need neaten edges of the cuff and internal seam.
Fold the cuff inside the knit pant legs and press it.
Wind the bobbin with thread having the same color as the fabric.
Baste the cuff and starts sew it, as shown.
Turn out to the right side the children's knit pants. Look! Through the trick with bobbin this seam is almost invisible.
Now it is time to the joining both parts of pants together. Place left part to the right part along the crotch curve together. Baste it.
Now you need wrap the waist your child with elastic strip. Do not tighten it too!
During cutting the strip don't forget add the seam allowance.
Now you need prepare the elastic waistband.
First, stitch the edges of both details.
Second, divide these details into four equal segments and make the marks.
Insert the elastic into the folded waistband. Align the marks and pin it, as shown.
Make four vertical stitches across the elastic waistband
and wide elastic band be flat.
Now we continue to do the elastic casing to the children's knit pants.
Stitch along the edges of an elastic casing.
Place the waistband to the upper edge of the pants and pin together.
First sew it with straight stitches and serge it. If you don't have a serger can use zig zag. Don't leave the seam raw it will be fraying over time.
The complete waistband of your kid's pants should look like this.
These knit pants child can wear a few years. While the kid is small you can tuck the cuffs up.
If your toddler gets older and pants are short you can pull the cuffs of pants down.
English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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