Sunday, April 10, 2011

Yoga Pants tutorial(kids/toddlers)

This is a picture tutorial on how I made my daughters yoga pants (she is 2) I also made a pair for my 7 yr old!
I used a jersey knit (real stretchy) fabric for them.

1. First, find a pair of pants that fit your child, turn them inside out and lay flat over the fabric. Trace around, leaving a 1/2" seam allowance.  I added 1.5" at the bottom for hem allowance.(cut 4) As I marked in the picture(in yellow) I didn't go all the way up.  I did that because I plan on putting on an extra wide waist band.

2.This is just a picture showing my cut out pants and the original pair.

3. Once the pants are cut out, lay them beside eachother to measure the width of the waist.  These ones are 10.5" on each side.  I will cut the waist band 2" shorter then this.

 
4.
  • Waist Band  6" wide X 19" long (will be folded in half to make a 3" waist band)
  • Decorative Waist Band (optional)  each piece is 6" wide X 10.5" long
  • If you chose not to do the decorative waist band, skip to photo 7.

5. Open up the waise band and mark 3" down from the top. this is where you will place the top corner of the Decorative waist band, also, mark the center of the waist band to help place the 'other' corners of the decorative waist band.  One side should over lap the other. Pin in place.

6. Fold in half (right sides together) [pin together if you'd like] and trim the edges.

7.sew the center back seam.

8.Fold in half right side out, and baste the bottom edges together.

9.Now it should look like this :)  Trim where needed if you'd like.

10. Now sew up your pants...Hopefully you know how to do this.....sew up the outside edges, sew up the inseam, and then up the center...at least that's what I do....if you have a serger, your pants will turn out MUCH nicer then mine..otherwise.I sometimes do a zig zag stich along the inside edges.

11. with right sides together, pin the waist band in place if you chose...I'm a lazy pinner, so I usually only pin at the seams(if I pin at all) I'm still trying to master sewing with knit fabrics though, so I usually need the extra help.  Sew all around, trim if needed....again, I wish I had a serger for this part..but, I just end up zig zagging as well as straight stitching.

12. Flip right side out and stitch along the waist band, you could do a fun decorative stitch, or just a straight stitch, what ever you chose.

13. VOILLA!! pretty waist band!..now all that is left is to hem up the pants, and put them on!!!

14. They Fit, They Fit!!! and have a nice comfy waist band :)
I would LOVE to see pictures from anyone who decides to use my tutorial!!

If you need ANY help, or I messed up somewhere in my descriptions, please let me know, and I'll try and help out!

If you want to make a pair for a friend and don't have any little pants to trace, let me know and I will send you approx measurements! I have pants of all sizes from nb-size 7

Enjoy :)

80's yoga pants

neaborn size I made
Candy Stripes :)

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