Updated: Mar 13
Sewing pants is simple, fun, and a very creative sewing project. in this tutorial, we will show you how to sew pants with pockets, and we will give you an in-depth tutorial on the process. If reading isn't your thing, you can scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and check out our video tutorial on how to sew pants with pockets. At the end of this tutorial, you can find and buy our pocket pants sewing patterns.
What do we need?
What you must-have for making these pants is a cutter, sewing patterns, and a sewing machine. For the best result, I recommend that you have
a string, elastic band, glue pen, pins, and clips.
If you want to read more about the tools we recommend that you have, you can click here.
You can click on the image to get a better view of the tools.
Cutting: We cut all the pattern pieces. For our tutorial, we cut three ribbons, the front and back panel, and two pocket pieces on each side. You can watch the video below if you want to get a better view of the pattern pieces. The fabric we are using is a camouflage French Terry fabric. We use this fabric for every piece besides the string. If you need any tips on how to cut the patterns, check out the video at the bottom of the page. You can click here to read a guide about the different fabric types.
Joining the Panels.
We place the two front panels upside down and apply clips at the crotch. We then turn the front panel facing the right way. We apply the first pocket piece in the pocket opening on the front piece, on each side. The wrong way of the pocket piece is facing upwards. You can check out the video if you need to get a better view. We then join the back pieces, using the same method as we did on the front piece.
When all pieces are aligned, we stitch them together.
Sewing: We use a baby lock victory serger when we sew these seams. If you don't have a serger you can use a regular sewing machine. I would recommend stitches for stretchy fabric, like a false overlock seam.