Sewing Wide Leg Trousers

Home made wide leg pants

Pattern for easy to make pants

I have so missed sewing and making things these last three and a bit months while I have been on the move. The one item I wore a lot during this time was my wide leg trousers.

In the picture is the pattern I used. As said in this blog over and over again. I am not a skilled seamstress nor do I have the inclination to tackle difficult projects. What I like about this pattern is it’s simplicity.

There is no waistband but rather a facing.  I have a short waist and waistbands crunch and bunch on me. No waist band means no button holes.

Wide leg pants

The pattern also has no pleats or pockets to set. The zip is at the back which gives the front a flat and neater look.

Wide leg pants can be worn in just about any occasion and are infinitely flattering. For travelling they look smarter than tracksuit pants and are as comfortable. I make them in a non crease fabric so they are wash and wear. And being versatile they go from day to night easily. And if you are still working harem pants you can slip some elastic into the hem of these to achieve that look. Or shorten the legs for a long skort.

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See you soon.


By Greenie

My name is Karen. I live in Cape Town, South Africa. This blog is about how to make your own, how to recycle, restyle and up-cycle.


  1. So, how do you make the wide-leg pants? Do you offer a pattern outline or sell the pattern? New Look doesn't have that pattern # anymore. 6132 looks similar.

  2. I popped down to John Lewis – UK – and had a look through their New Look pattern catalogue.
    Similar trousers with an elasticized waist are 6735,6762,6816 and 6922.
    And patterns with a zipper that would work are 6949,6609, 6947 and 6920.
    Good luck.

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