Sewing comfortable baby pants - DIY instructions and patterns
- Material and preparation
- The sewing machine
- The fabrics
- Marking pen / tailor's chalk
- Pen, ruler and paper
- Sew baby trousers - that's how it works
Many expectant mothers come up with the idea during pregnancy to make their own baby's clothes and finish them with love. But not only for your own child is such a sweet self-sewn baby pants suitable, even as a gift this is a very nice idea. As a gift for birth, each newlywed mother is happy about a charming unique piece.
We'll show you today how you can easily sew your own cute baby pants yourself. You do not need much for that; just a little skill, because a lightweight beginner project is not. But if you have already completed one or the other sewing project, you are welcome to try these simple baby pants.
Material and preparation
You need this:
- sewing machine
- Marking pen or tailor's chalk
- Paper, ruler and pen
The sewing machine
For these baby pants you can use a simple sewing machine. All you need is a straight stitch and an elastic or zig-zag stitch. We used a Silvercrest machine. This will cost about 100, - Euro.
For the trousers themselves you need a plain cotton fabric. Of course you can also use a jersey fabric or fleece or similar. The pants should be comfortable. Of course, the design is entirely up to you.
For the cuffs on top and on the legs a so-called cuff fabric is needed. This is usually offered as a tubular product. The color may be suitable for the cotton fabric or, as in our example, a contrasting color. You can get fabrics from 5, - Euro per running meter.
Marking pen / tailor's chalk
To mark the pattern you need either a water-soluble marker or a piece of tailor's chalk. A water-soluble marking pen is more like a felt-tip pen that can be easily removed from the fabric with a few drops of water. We used one in the color blue, this cost 5, - Euro.
Alternatively, you can also use simple tailor's chalk to mark the pattern. These are usually available in white, blue or gray and cost about 4, - Euro. Disadvantage: With tailor's chalk one can not mark as precisely as with a marking pen.
Pen, ruler and paper
You will need this to create the pattern. To draw first, take a pencil, because the pattern does not just consist of simple straight lines and you must surely try a little. For the paper, we recommend slightly thicker paper or thin cardboard, because the pattern on the fabric can not move so easily.
Now lay down all materials, so that you can work relaxed. We wish you lots of fun with the imitation.
Sew baby trousers - that's how it works
1. Create a pattern.
Take a look at our photo. Spend a lot of time on the pattern. The neater the pattern, the nicer the result will be in the end.
Should it go a bit faster, you can also download our pattern and print out.
Click here: To download the pattern
2. Put your pants fabric in the break in front of you.
Fold the fabric right to right, the "beautiful" side, on top of each other. To save fabric, fold the fabric only as wide as the pattern is plus 3 cm.
3. Place your pattern on the fabric so that one side is directly against the break.
Leave a small piece free on all other sides, as you also need some seam allowance. To prevent slippage, you can pin the pattern on the fabric.
4. Draw the pattern on your fabric.
5. Now cut out the fabric in the break, ie double-layered.
Be sure to cut the pattern a little more generously to get the seam allowance. The simpler thing is, you put the fabric first and then cut it off, so no fabric can slip.
6. Now take the cuff fabric.
Measure about 10 cm from the top and let the fabric lie in the tube or in the fracture.
7. Then cut the fabric.
8. Open the fabric cut and put a pant leg over each other.
Take a look at our photo. Lay the cuff fabric in the break and cut 2x according to the width.
9. The situation is similar with the upper cuff. Make sure that the cuff is narrower than the pants are wide. Take a look at our photo.
10. Now put your cut together again, right to right.
11. Tighten the back side with needles.
12. Make an elastic or zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine. Now the back edge has to be closed. Sew the straight side once.
ATTENTION: Do not forget to "lock" your closeness. Locking prevents your seams from coming loose on their own. For this you first sew a few stitches forward and stop. Press the back button located on the front right of your machine and sew back a few stitches. Then stop again and we sew the seam as usual until the end. And in the end, every seam must be locked. It does not matter which stitch type you are currently using.
13. Now adjust the fabric so that the trouser legs are created. Take a look at our photo for this. Stick the fabric.
14. Sew the legs together. Keep going slowly, as rounding is not that easy.
Tip: You can easily practice sewing of curves. Just draw a few curves on a plain sheet of paper. Simply sew your drawings with your machine. You can just insert this paper into your machine and you do not have to waste any material on it.
15. Now we come to the cuffs. Put the three parts together in the break right to right. If you are unsure, you can of course peg the fabric.
16. Sew the short sides together to form a tube.
17. Flip the cuffs so that they break right-side out. Take a look at our photo.
18. Put a cuff into the trouser legs.
19. Then sew the cuffs tight.
Be careful not to sew your leg.
20. Turn the pants over to the right and put the cuffs around. The pants are almost done.
21. Put the top cuff around the almost finished pants.
Put the pants in the cuff tube so that the break points towards the pant legs. Stick it all together.
22. Sew the cuff firmly and make sure that you do not completely sew the pants.
Give yourself time, because you can always sew only short pieces and then have to gather the fabric a bit. Be sure to keep the cuff slightly tight while sewing.
23. Now you just have to roll up the stitched cuff.
Her homemade baby pants are now ready. If you make another, it will certainly go much faster. Practiced seamstresses and seamstresses need only about 10 minutes for these pants. Practice made the master. Dare to think of another masterpiece.
quick start Guide
- Create a pattern
- Put fabric in break
- Transfer pattern and cut with seam allowance.
- Crop cuffs
- sew back edge of fabric together
- Form trouser legs and sew together
- Stitch cuffs to the trouser legs
- Turn trousers
- Stitch upper cuff
- Done is the self-sewn baby pants