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Sew with Me: Not Jogging But I've Got Joggers

Hey Loves!

Before I got all big in the midsection, I worked out daily - weights and cardio.  I spent quite a bit of my time in comfy pants. So when my inspiration pictures popped up in my timeline, I was so excited about the possibility of comfy pants they aren't fitness pants.


Well, a couple of weeks later I visited Joann's for a fabric fix.  I stumbled upon this really cute 4 way stretch knit fabric in neutral hues.  It was soft and perfect for some comfy, cute joggers.  It was a clearance fabric so I snatched it up.

Here's what I did:

  1. Folded my fabric in half salvage to salvage.  Then, folded it again.
  2. Folded an existing pair of pants in half vertically. Traced them onto my fabric - making sure the outside seam is aligned with the fold.
  3. Made adjustments to the waist to accommodate my growing belly.
  4. Measured my ankle.  Cut two strips of fabric ( 6" by ankle measurement).
  5. Sewed the inside seams of both pant legs.
  6. Placed one pant leg inside the other (right sides together with inside seams matching).
  7. Sewed the crotch.
  8. Created a casing for my waistband (leave 2" open and feed elastic through with a safety pen).  Closed the casing.
  9. Folded fabric for ankle bands in half horizontally.  Then, folded in half vertically and sewed the vertical lose ends to create 2 ankle bands. 
  10. Attached each band to the pant legs (stretched the band as I sewed).

That's it!  It took about 45 minutes.  I can't wait to make more.

Do you love joggers too?  Do you dress them up or down?   What do you think of these?

Until next time, smooches!



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