DIY Jogger Pants Sewing Tutorial With Free Jogger Pants Pattern

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Today on HappiestCamper, we are bringing you something new! We are going to show you how to make these DIY Jogger Pants Sewing Tutorial With Free Jogger Pants Pattern! Lounge in these comfortable but trendy jogger pants and relax in comfort. I also like to wear them on my runs on chillier mornings or just when I’m out running errands. Whatever the reason. this joggers will give you comfort and classic style all day long. The included free pattern makes these joggers a great sewing project to tackle for all skill levels and takes the guesswork out of sizing these. I got this jogger pants pattern from my sewing friend, Debbie, and I love them. I cannot say enough about how comfortable these pants are.

So, pick out some cute and soft cotton fabric and gather your supplies from the list below. These DIY Jogger Pants are a great project for sewists of all skill levels. If you can make this hoodie, you can make these pants. Let’s get started!

 DIY Jogger Pants With Free Sewing Pattern

What You’ll Need:

DIY Jogger Pants Supplies
Notions and Materials Required:SmallMediumLarge
60” wide fabric 1.5 yards

Suggested Fabrics: cotton, cotton blends, linen blends

Size Chart:

Imperial (inches)SmallMediumLarge
Waist283032
Hip384042

The pants is cropped length with an elastic casing  and elastic at the hem  (optional) as well as side seam pockets.  The finished length is approximately  27”.  This pattern is drafted for a height of 5’ 4”- 5” 5” so you may need to lengthen  or shorten the pattern if required.  

Printing Instructions

This DIY jogger pants pattern has layers, so that you can choose to print only the size you need. To achieve this Adobe Reader must be installed on your machine or device. Adobe Reader allows you to click on the layers icon which will show you each size with an eyeball beside it. Click on the eyeball beside the size you do not want to print.

Before printing check that your printer is set to No scaling or Actual size. Set the Page orientation to Auto or Portrait. And then print page 1. Measure the 2” test square to see if it measures exactly 2”.         If it does, print the remaining pages.

Trimming Pages

Cut off the right and top margins of each printed page before assembling the pattern. You can use tape or school glue to adhere your paper pattern together. 

Pattern Assembly

After the pages have been printed and trimmed as instructed above, use the quarter circles located at the corner of each page for perfect alignment.  When done your pattern should look like this: 

Pattern Pieces Checklist

Once you have printed and assembled your pattern you will cut:

  • Pants back  – Cut 2 mirrored
  • Pants Front – Cut 2 mirrored
  • Waistband – Cut 2
  • Pockets – cut 2 sets mirrored

ELASTIC CUTTING GUIDE

WAISTBAND ELASTIC  – Measure your waist and cut your elastic 1” smaller than your waist measurement

LEG ELASTIC – Measure 5” down from your knee. Mark that point then measure and cut your elastic the same amount as the circumference of your leg .

Seam Allowance

Use a 3/8” seam allowance unless otherwise instructed.

DIY Jogger Pants Tutorial With Free Jogger Pants Pattern

Start this DIY jogger pants tutorial with free jogger pants pattern by washing and drying your fabric. This helps preshrink your fabric and prepares it for washing later so that your stitches don’t pull out or fray the first time you wash it. Plus, it helps make the fabric super soft. Once you have done this, use your pattern to cut out your fabric pieces.

With right sides together, pin the two pants front pieces and sew at the crotch seam. Repeat for the pants back pieces.


Next on this diy jogger pants sewing tutorial, we will make the waistband, Pin the two waistbands right sides together and sew at the short seam using a 3/8″ seam allowance.

Next on this DIY jogger pant sewing tutorial, we are going to work on the pockets. Measure 2” from the top of the pants along the side seam and place a mark.  This will be where the top of your pocket goes.

This is one of my favorite things about these diy jogger pants. Pin your pocket at the 2” mark. You will pin your pockets on the front and back of the pants with right sides together and the pocket straight edge aligned to the pants side seam.

Sew the pockets to the pants using a 1/4” seam allowance.

Next on this DIY jogger pants sewing tutorial, place your front and back pants right sides together. Align the side seams and pin down the sides.

Also align and pin the inseam / crotch of the jogger pants .

  Sew all the pinned areas on your diy jogger pants to put them together.

Fold the pants leg hem 1/2” then another 1” towards the wrong side of the pants. This will form the elastic casing. Sew around the leg of the pants leaving a 2” opening to insert your elastic. We are about halfway through this diy jogger pants sewing tutorial with free jogger pants pattern!

Attach a safety pin or bodkin to your elastic and insert the elastic into the leg of the pant, channeling it through until it comes out at the other end.

 Overlap your elastic by 1/2” and sew , ensuring to backstitch to secure the elastic.

Adjust the elastic inside the casing and sew the opening closed.
Repeat for the other pants leg. Now you should have stretch cuffs at the bottom of your DIY jogger pants!

Divide your diy jogger pants waistband into quarters.

To pin the waistband to your diy jogger pants, align the side seam of the waistband to the side seam of the pants.

Align the other two quarter points of the waistband to the front and back pants seam.

Once you have your DIY jogger pants waistband quartered, attach a safety pin or bodkin to your elastic and insert the elastic into the waistband , channeling` it through until it comes out at the opening left in the waistband.  


Overlap your elastic by 1/2” and sew , ensuring to backstitch to secure the elastic. Adjust the elastic inside the casing and sew the opening closed. Your done with the jogger pants waistband!

Optional – Cut a piece of ribbon about 25” long and sew it to the centre of your diy jogger pants for a faux drawstring look.

And that’s it! These DIY Jogger pants are done!

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DIY Jogger Pants Sewing Tutorial With Free Jogger Pants Pattern

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These DIY Jogger Pants are a cute and comfortable to your wardrobe. The included free pattern makes this project great for beginners. You'll love wearing this around the house as much as you will on a run or to the store.

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $20.00

Instructions

  1. Pattern layout on fabric
  2. With right sides together pin the two pants front and sew at the crotch seam. Repeat for the pants back pieces.
  3. Pin the two waistbands right sides together and sew at the short seam
  4. Measure 2” from the top of the pants along the side seam and place a mark. 
  5. Pin your pocket at the 2” mark.
  6. You will pin your pockets on the front and back of the pants with right sides together and the pocket straight edge aligned to the pants side seam.
  7. Sew the pockets to the pants using a1/4” seam allowance.
  8. Place your front and back pants right sides together. Align the side seams and pin. 
  9. Also align and pin the inseam / crotch of the pants . Sew all the pinned areas. 
  10. Fold the pants leg hem 1/2” then another 1” towards the wrong side of the pants. This will form the elastic casing. Sew around the leg of the pants leaving a 2” opening to insert your elastic. 
  11. Attach a safety pin or bodkin to your elastic and insert the elastic into the leg of the pant, channeling it through until it comes out at the other end. 
  12. Overlap your elastic by 1/2” and sew , ensuring to backstitch to secure the elastic.
  13. Adjust the elastic inside the casing and sew the opening closed.
  14. Repeat for the other pants leg.
  15. Divide your waistband into quarters .
  16. Align the side seam of the waistband to the side seam of the pants. Align the other two quarter points of the waistband to the front and back pants seam. Pin the waistband ad the pants together.
  17. Sew around the waistband leaving a 2” opening to insert your elastic. 
  18. Attach a safety pin or bodkin to your elastic and insert the elastic into the waistband , channeling` it through until it comes out at the opening left in the waistband.  
  19. Overlap your elastic by 1/2” and sew , ensuring to backstitch to secure the elastic.
  20. Adjust the elastic inside the casing and sew the opening closed.
  21. Optional - Cut a piece of ribbon about 25” long and sew it to the centre of the pants for a faux drawstring look.

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