Wide pants with elastic band sewing pattern LEONIE
We see them everywhere right now: in all the stores, on the street, on fashion influencers’ Instagram accounts and in fashion magazines: WIDE LEG PANTS. Wide leg pants have been with us through fashion history for a long time. They are casual, uncomplicated, chic and simply a good alternative to figure-hugging models.
Wide leg pants are suitable both for an elegant look and for casual everyday outfits, and it is precisely this that makes this model a perfect all-rounder that can be combined in so many different ways. Depending on the type of fabric, your pants will always look and act differently.
So, make place in your closet already for this great trend!
We are often asked: Where can I buy your fabrics? Hemmers Itex is a fabric wholesaler from Nordhorn, so unfortunately you can’t buy our fabrics directly from us.
Just ask your favorite fabric retailer for our fabrics and show us your sewing results on social media channels with the hashtag #fabricsvoryourcreativity. We are excited!
WIDE PANTS LEG SEWING PATTERN
The pattern is designed for woven fabrics. Soft flowing fabrics with viscose content are best for this model.
Up to size 42: 2m, size 44 – 46: 2.2m (fabric width approx. 1.5 m).
The pattern is available in sizes 36-46.
This pattern includes 1 cm seam allowance.
Hem allowance is not included. Inside leg length is 75 cm – please adjust the length individually.
Download the free Leonie Pants pattern now. If you have a photo, feel free to post it on Instagram with the hashtag #leoniepants and link us @hemmersitex.
The pattern consists of 27 DINA4 pages, which you have to put together according to this pattern:
A 1-2-3, B 1-2-3, C 1-2-3, D 1-2-3
E 1-2-3, F 1-2-3, G 1-2-3, H 1-2-3, I 1-2-3
LEONIE have a higher waistline, an elastic waistband and two side pockets.
The trousers can be sewn with (Mod.A) and without pockets (Mod.B).
For a better fit you can add 2 darts at the back. In this case, please also adjust the waistband width.
My tip: There is a pattern for the waistband, but if you want to make it even easier and faster, you can also sew the waistband from a strip of fabric. Length: Measure the upper edge of the trousers + seam allowances / width: elastic band width x 2 + seam allowances.
This way you can add a dart to the pattern (back trouser leg).
If you don’t like the high waist or are shorter than 1.68m, I’ll show you how to adjust the waist of the trousers.
How to meassure waist
Tie a string or cord at your waist (or at your preferred height!), sit up straight on a chair and measure the distance from your mark to the seat. This is YOUR waist height. The patchwork ruler is brilliant for this, by the way.
How many centimetres do you have to add or remove? Subtract your waist height from that of the pattern. Most patterns are made for people who are 168 cm tall. You can also use this formula to quickly find out how many centimetres you can adjust the waist height.
168 minus your height divided by 2.
Pin pocket pouch (lining) right sides together on pocket welt edge and sew.
Press the seam. Place pocket bag (lining) to the inside.
Topstitch the seam allowance from the inside with narrow edges.
Pin pocket bag right sides together to pocket bag (lining) and sew pocket bottoms together.
Topstitch pocket bag to waistband and side seam allowances with straight stitch.
Place one front and one back trouser piece right sides together. Pin the inner leg seams, sew together and serge.
Overcast the hem of the pants and press directly.
Pin pants legs right sides together and sew inseam.
Sew side seams, serge.
Cut interfacing for outer halves of waistband strips and iron onto pattern pieces.
Pin front and back waistband strips in pairs (outer/inner) and sew side seams of strips.
Press seam allowances apart.
Pin outer and inner waistband right sides together and sew upper edges together.
Place seam allowances on the side of the inner waistband strip and topstitch close to edge.
Pin bottom edges of waistband strip right sides together to waistband edge and sew. Attention, leave an opening of approx. 3 cm here. Pull elastic band through opening. Close opening.
Fold over trouser leg hem edges and topstitch.