I have a fun and easy DIY project today — a pair of jogger pants! This joggers sewing pattern is simple and makes a great project for beginners.
This joggers sewing pattern is fun and easy to make!
I’ve been loving joggers and sweatpants lately. They’re cozy and comfy for winter, and are super cute with sneakers, a tee, and a denim jacket for running errands. This joggers sewing pattern is a great beginner sewing tutorial that’s just a step above pajama pants (in terms of difficulty), and are so cute.
Let’s make a pair of joggers together!
You can also buy a pair of similar joggers!
If you love these, but don’t feel like making a pair, I found an almost identical pair for under $20!
You can also find my black button up top right here!
And bedroom details right here
Step by step instructions to make these jogger pants
First cut your pieces. Use a pair of existing sweatpants as a pattern, and this tutorial to create your own pattern
. You’ll need two PANT LEGS cut along the folded edge, two WAISTBAND pieces (for the front and back), two ANKLE CUFFS, and two pockets (make sure the pockets are facing opposite directions, one for each leg).
Sewing steps to make the pant legs
1. Fold the PANT LEGS in half with right sides of the fabric together. Sew up the leg. Repeat for the second pant leg.
2. Now turn one pant leg inside out, and tuck the other pant leg inside of it so that the right sides of the fabric are together, and the “U-shaped” parts are matching up. Sew along the U with a straight stitch.
Next it’s time for the waistband
3. Take your waistband pieces and sew them together at the side seams.
4. Then fold the waistband in half. Take a piece of elastic and measure around your waist, cutting to your desired length so it fits snuggly around your waist. Sew the ends together to form a loop, and then tuck it inside the folded waistband. It should be smaller than your waistband and will cause it to bunch. That’s good — just distribute it as evenly around the waistband as you can. Set it aside and we’ll come back to it in a minute.
Let’s do the pockets
5. Take your pocket pieces and serge the edges to secure them. If you don’t have a serger, you can do a zigzag stitch all the way around, or you can hem them on all sides except the top.
6. Now place your pockets on your pants, matching up the waist with the top of the pocket. Sew in place, tacking it to the pants with a straight stitch.
Now we’ll attach the waistband
7. Take your waistband and stretch it around the waist of your pants. You’ll need to stretch it because the elastic will have scrunched it up a bit. Pin evenly around the waist, and then sew around the entire waistband with a straight stitch, attaching it to the pants. Stretch as you sew so your stitches lay nice and flat.
The pant cuffs are next
8. Take your ANKLE CUFF’s and fold them in half with right sides together. Sew up the side to form a loop.
9. Fold the cuff in half, cut and sew a piece of elastic (just like you did with the waistband), and then insert it into the cuff, just like with the waistband.
10. Slip the cuffs around the bottom of each pant leg, and then stretch while you sew all the way around the cuff, just as you did with the waistband. Then fold the cuffs down.
Add the drawstring and you’re done!
11. Take a sharp pair of scissors and cut two small slits in the front of the waistband for the drawstring. Take your drawstring and attach the end to a large safety pin. Feed it through the waistband and out through the slits.
And you’re done! Perfect cozy pants for the rest of winter and into spring.
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photos by Aubrey Stock