How to Make Children's Pants with Elastic Waist

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.

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

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.

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 make 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) your knit toddler pants.

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

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

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

Fold the cuff inside the knit pant legs and press it.

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

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

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

Baste the cuff and starts sew it, as shown.

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

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

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

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.

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 prepare the elastic waistband.
First, stitch the edges of both details.
Second, divide these details into four equal segments and make 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

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

and wide elastic band be flat.

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

Now we continue to do the elastic casing to the children's knit pants.
Stitch along the edges of an elastic casing.

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

Place the waistband to the upper edge of the pants and pin together.

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

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.

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

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

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

These knit pants 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 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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