Harem pants tutorial

Harem pants or Turkish pants have been the business for a season or two now. One never knows which trends are going to linger and which will pass quickly. My preference is to try a trend in a classic or restrained sort of way.

And of course if I can re-cycle something I already have, rather than buy new, then all the better.

So here is one way to get the gathered ankle style that is so fashionable right now. These were a pair of leggings that quite frankly did not have enough lycra or spandex, whatever it is that makes leggings fit snugly. They were a bit loose and behaving more like pajama pants. One could probably use pajama pants or comfy fit trousers.

I bought some rib trim. The kind of stuff they use to finish necklines and wrist bands on T-Shirts. I cut it slightly narrower than the circumference of the hem of these leggings. Which is fine because rib trim is very stretchy. I also cut it double the length I wanted as you fold it over to attach it. Will continue the instructions in the next post – click here.

The Greenie Galleries at the top of this page have 100s of photos of older and newer projects showing multiple ways to make your own clothing and accessories. There are also ideas to recycle or upcycle.


See you soon.