How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist

Looking for knit pants for your toddler? This problem can be easily solved if you have a sewing machine, 07 yards of knit fabric, about one meter of 2" wide elastic tape and a little skill of sewing garments from 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$). In addition to the pattern you get the full tutorial (50 photos). Note: All files are pdf, you need have special program like Acrobat Reader.
Try sewing these knit pants with step by step tutorial that has more 20 photos and comments.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 1

Place parts of pattern on the wrong side fabric and cut all parts of pants. Don't forget add the seam allowances.
These pants have the waistband with elastic strip and cuffs from another fabric.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 2

Place your front piece to the back together and sew side seam with seam allowance 1/2.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 3

If you don't have the overlock sewing machine you can use the zig zag stitches.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 4

Place cuff to the bottom edge of pants and baste it.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 5

After stitching these details you need to sew internal seam (in-seam) of knit toddler pants.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 6

Now you need neaten edges of the cuff and the internal seam.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 7

Fold the cuff inside the knit pant leg as shown and press it.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 8

Wind the bobbin thread having the same color as the main fabric.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 9

Baste the cuff around and starts sew it, as shown.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 10

Turn out the children's knit pants on the right side. Look! Using the trick with bobbin thread this seam is almost invisible.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 11

Now it is time to the join both parts of pants together. Place left part to the right part along the crotch curve together. Baste it.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 12

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.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 13

Now you need make the elastic waistband.
First, stitch the edges of waistband and elastic strip.
Second, you need to divide both details into four equal segments and put the marks.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 14

Insert the elastic into the folded waistband. Align the marks and pin it, as shown.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 15

Make four vertical stitches across the elastic waistband. At the same time they divide it on four equal parts.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 16

With this trick the elastic inside the waistband will not roll up.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 17

Now we continue to do the casing waistband for the children's knit pants.
Stitch along the edges of elastic casing, as shown.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 18

Place the waistband with elastic to the upper edge of the pants and pin it or baste it together.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 19

Now you need sew it with straight stitches. The edge is needed to neaten. If you don't have a serger can use zig zag stitches.
Note: Don't leave the seam raw. During the wash it'll be fraying.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 20

The waistband of your kid's pants should look like this.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 21

These knit pants for your child can wear a few years. While the kid is small you can tuck the cuffs up.

How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist, step 22

If your toddler gets older and pants will become shorter you can pull the cuffs of pants down.

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