- sewing machine.
- pajama pant pattern.
- a pen.
- fabric for pants, according to pattern.
- fabric for pockets. (the size will vary depending on the size you're making, but shouldn't be more than a fat quarter.)
- paper for pattern-making. (this can be anything, even newspaper.)
- coordinating thread.
- a wooden skewer, crochet hook, or other tool of the shape.
- an iron.
- Follow instructions for pants pattern up to the construction of the waist and hem.
- Draw a pattern for pockets. Make sure to include enough fabric for 1/4 inch seam. Cut out the pattern you just made and lay it over fabric to be sure you like the size.
- Pin the pattern to the pocket fabric and cut out 4 pockets.
- To make pockets, take two of the pocket pieces and lay one on top of the other, right sides facing each other. Do this again with the two remaining pieces.
- Stitch a 1/4 inch seam all the way around the pocket, leaving the top open.
- Now you are going to turn the pocket right side out. You can use the wooden skewer or crochet hook to assist you.
- Next, iron the pockets and pin to the front of the pants.
- Stitch as close as you can to the edge of the fabric leaving the opening for the pocket, open. (as shown in photo below).
- Continue on with the instructions listed on the pants pattern to construct waist and hem.
- Yay! You did it!
Go here to see the first pair. If you have any questions at all, please comment or email me.
[by the way... you have no idea how long I had to chase Ethum around the house to get that last photo. ahh!]