DIY Baby Harem Pants
It has been awhile since I've done any kind of sewing because my little monkey has been keeping me on my toes. And mostly, I just felt really lazy to do anything in my spare time other than sleeping :) But after browsing through an online kid's designer clothing store trying to get Jay some cool pants. I was shocked by how expensive these things can be so a quick trip to Spot Light has me sorted.
Harem pants are my favourite thing to sew because they are super easy to do even if your sewing skill is just basic and trust me you really can't fail at this, well unless you're really hopeless at sewing :) Follow me as below for a step by step tutorial.
Here are what you'll need
- Medium weight cotton fabrics
- Elastic bands (I used 2.5cm and 0.8cm width)
- Cotton herringbon ribbon
- Measuring tape
- Sewing pins
- Sewing chalk
- Black pen
- Sewing machine
- Brown craft paper
1. Use a black pen to draw out the harem pants shape on brown craft paper. The template I have here is for a 6-12 months baby.
2. Fold the cotton faric and half, pin the the paper template on it and cut two idential pieces as above.
3. With cut pattern pieces right sides together, align and pins raw edges.
4. Sew the seam of the pant's length together. Finish the raw edges with a zig zag stich seam finish to prevent unraveling (do this if you do not have a overlocker machine). Repeat the same steps on the other side.
5. Use an iron to crease 0.5cm band at the bottom of each pant's leg.
6. Use the 0.8 cm width elastic band and line it with the crease which was made in step 5. Fold the fabric over and sew along the side to secure elastic band into the fabric. Then sew straight stiches along the length of the crease. Pull the elastic band to create a pant's hem as you see fit for your baby's ankle. And sew again on the side to secure. Repeat this step for the other side of the pants.
7. Once you've done with the hems. Pin along the crotch area and sew with straight stiches and finish with zig zag stiches to prevent fabric unravelling.
8. Use an iron to create a 0.5 crease at waist band then fold a 4.5 cm for another crease.
9. Sew straight stiches at the bottom and top of the waist band's crease as shown in photos but leave a gap at the bottom so you can put the 2.5 cm elastic band through later. Finish with a cotton herringbon bow in the middle of waist band once it's done.
It looks so cute, doesn't it !?! Especially teaming with cable knitted jersey. I just love it.
My little monkey seems to love this outfil too. This is the face he makes everytime I try new clothes on him :)
I hope you enjoy this tutorial and let me know if you have any questions. Have fun making this little cutie pants for your child !!