If your dresser is anything like mine, there are a few pieces crammed in the back that you have no idea how long they’ve been there. We all have a pair of yoga pants that are really too short, pjs that look unnecessarily frumpy, or a pair of stretchy pants that are soooo comfortable but don’t excat’ly make us feel like a million bucks.
These are the pants that would be absolutely perfect for today’s refashion DIY.
So, today I thought I’d share this super-simple tutorial on how to turn that pair of pants into cute, versatile DIY joggers.
DIY Joggers Supplies:
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- Basic Sewing Machine – (this one is on sale right now!)
- Rotary Cutter
- 6×24 Inch Ruler
- Sewing Pins
- Tape Measure
How to Make DIY Joggers
So, first you are going to lay your pants out and cut the hem off. From there, measure 6 inches from the bottom and cut that off of each leg too. I like to use a grid ruler to be sure my lines are straight but you can use whatever you’d like as long as it’s even.
This 6 inch section is going to become the cuff at the bottom of our new pant-leg. Since we want it to be smaller, go ahead and chop off another 2-3 inches from it’s width.
Now unfold your piece of fabric and pin the shorter edges together. You’ll be folding the fabric “hamburger style” if that helps.
Believe it or not, you’re almost done….
Sew your short edge of the fabric piece together. I use a serger, but a zigzag stitch on a regular sewing machine will work also. Don’t use a straight/ standard stitch or your fabric wont stretch and you’ll never get your new pants on!
Next, fold your tube of fabric in half so it looks like this:
Tip: This last step you’ll want to be extra precise and be sure the fabric gathered at the cuff is even.
Place four pins in equal parts of the pant leg all the way around. By setting the cuff on the inside of the pant leg, you’ll have a much easier time sewing it. Be sure your pants are inside out so the new seam will be on the right side when you’re done.
Run your fabric through the sewing machine one last time all the way around and repeat the process on the other leg. Slip on your new pants and enjoy!
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