SEWING TUTORIAL: The Bahia Lounge Pants
Gather the two pieces of the pocket to start
Attach the pocket piece to the pocket facing by adding it to the bottom of it as shown in the drawing
Now, bring the front pant pieces to attach the pocket.
Place the front pant and the pocket together, right sides facing. Then stitch along the pocket opening 3/8’’ from the edge.
Turn the pocket ot the inside of the pants and press again
Repeat with the other front pant and pocket
Now, turn the pants to the wrong side, you will be closing the pocket facing
To close the pocket facing you will fold the pocket facing to the top. Stitch along the side seam, inside and top of the pocket.
Those lines are marked in red
Turn the front pant to the right side and press again
Repeat with the other side
Now, place front and back of the pants together, right sides facing
Stitch along the side seams and in seam, 3/8’’ of seam allowance
Press the seams and repeat with the other leg of the pants
Turn one of the legs to the right side and press the seams
Insert the leg that was on the right side of the fabric into the leg that is on the wrong side of the fabric.
You will be closing the crotch area
Once both legs are together, wrong sides facing, sew along the front and back crotch area
Make sure the crotch seams are matching
Take the leg out and press the pants flat
Bring front and back waistband and place them together, right sides facing
Stich both sides seams, 1 centimeter seam allowance.
Bring the elastic and fold it in half. Then, sew along the side seam with 1 centimeter seam allowance
Insert the elastic into the waistband
Fold the waisband into two, width wise
Then, press flat.
If you want, bast the opening of the waistband to secure the elastic. You can also use a serger or overlocking stitch from your sewing machine
19.Repeat these steps with the hem cuffs
Place the waistband onto the pants, the top of the pants matching the opening of the waistband.
Pin and sew together
Flatten the waistband by pressing it with your iron and then topstitch it 1/2 centimetre from the edge.
If desire, stitch two parallel lines on the waistband to create a bulkier effect on the band
Repeat this process with the cuffs