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« on: June 29, 2008 01:51:11 PM »

Hi!
I want to share a tutorial I made for you to make your own easy, breezy wrap pants, perfect for summer!


(This is a quick version of this tutorial.  For detailed instructions and more pictures, go to http://laupre.wordpress.com/2008/06/29/easy-breezy-wrap-pants-tutorial/.  There's a lot, so I didn't want to clog up Craftster! haha!)

These pants are so wonderful, and sooo easy to make.  All you'll need are your basic sewing supplies (machine or needle, thread, scissors, and iron), fabric, and four ties.  For the fabric I start with 2 yards or so.  You'll need two rectangles that will wrap all the way around your waist and then overlap at least 12 inches and are about as long as you want the final pants to be plus allowance for hems at the top and bottom.

Put your two rectangles with right sides together and fold both layers together in half.  You'll want it so that the edges that will be the sides of the pants are all together and the top of the pants and bottom of the pants are at separate ends.


The center fold is where you will cut out your crotch piece.  It should be a half U shape.  the height of the U will decide how high waisted the pants are, the width should be about 4 inches or so from the center fold (If this area doesn't fit right when you're finished you can always cut it larger later).


(tip: you can use the pieces cut for the crotch as cute patch pockets on your pants, no waste!)
Now sew your only curved seam along this U.  Make sure it's a nice a strong seam!
Giant Pants!


Next you'll hem all of the rough edges.  Do the sides and the bottoms and then when you get to the waistband (the two lengths that have the seams in them) you'll want to attach your straps to each end.


Now just wrap and wear!


I decided to share this tutorial despite the fact that I'm currently making these to sell, so please use this tutorial for your own personal purposes.
Love you Craftsters, Thanks!


Edit:  It seems that there are some who are misunderstanding my last comment here ^ so to clarify my statement I'd like to add a brief explanation and hope that we won't need any more negativity here regarding it (feel free to PM me privately if you feel otherwise).  I don't claim to have invented the design, it's so simple and primitive I'm sure it came long before the lifetime of anyone who can read this today.  I can tell you, though, that I worked out the technique for myself out of desperation on a hot afternoon.  I also spent most of a day working on a detailed, easy to follow tutorial on just how I did it, and those words and photos are mine.  I don't think it's unreasonable to ask that if someone wants to make these to sell that they either work it out on their own or use someone else's tutorial to do it. cheers, LP
« Last Edit: June 30, 2008 08:00:50 PM by LauPre - Reason: clarifying a comment » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008 02:13:50 PM »

I love them. Thank you for the tutorial. I will definitely try to make a pair for myself!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2008 02:37:56 PM »

Oh yeah, here are some more I made.  maybe they'll inspire you:







They make great shorts, too!


Made in a smaller size to fit a little one: (she tells me they're PERFECT for yoga)


I added a buckle for the little one so she can get them on and off easily to go to the bathroom.  Worn this way, with the back wrapped over the front, she doesn't have to undo the ties for the front half to go.  Just drop down the back and the front part stays out of the way!
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2008 02:39:05 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial--especially when you are selling these!
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2008 02:55:44 PM »

I love the plaid ones.


I decided to share this tutorial despite the fact that I'm currently making these to sell, so please use this tutorial for your own personal purposes only.
Love you Craftsters, Thanks!


No offense though.....but you are certainly not the first to post a tutorial for Thai Fisherman pants. There are several tutes online. In fact, I used one to make a pair myself. I would just keep that in mind in the event you see others selling them.  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2008 03:00:36 PM »

I posted on your blog, but here too... So cute! I love them! And quick question... What sort of fabric works best for these? Just plain cotton, or... something else? :/ I need to get my sewing machine back, darn it!
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2008 03:22:15 PM »

Ooo, more cute wrap pants!  I'm diggin the plaid and aqua ones most.
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2008 03:39:27 PM »

Oh yay!  I saw the one you posted the other day and loved them!  Thanks so much for sharing the tute!
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2008 04:24:35 PM »

And quick question... What sort of fabric works best for these? Just plain cotton, or... something else?
I've been making most of mine out of linen-like fabrics.  I'm sure true linen or other fine cottons would feel great. I've been using synthetic blended fabrics since they don't wrinkle as much.  I saw some fantastic organic cotton I want to try, and I bet hemp would be great, too.  I  have made a couple of heavier pair out of stretch twill and regular twill (like a light denim) and they worked well, too.  They were just a bit heavier with all that fabric.


No offense though.....but you are certainly not the first to post a tutorial for Thai Fisherman pants. There are several tutes online. In fact, I used one to make a pair myself. I would just keep that in mind in the event you see others selling them.  Tongue

I'm not surprised to hear that, there really isn't anything that hasn't been done before (at least nothing this simple), but these are my words and photos.  (I was afraid when I wrote that little disclaimer someone would give me a hard time about it )  I'm just saying that I don't want anyone to see this tutorial, copy it exactly and all.    Cheesy It was a lot of hard work!
Anyway, I'm sorry you didn't like it.

oh, and I googled Thai Fisherman pants and these aren't quite the same.  Thai fisherman pants look kind of similar, but don't have the slits up the side.  They're just  very wide, tied and folded.  They are interesting, though.
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I'm looking for handmade soaps, jewelry, and knit legwarmers/socks.
pm me if I can sew something for you!

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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2008 06:17:23 PM »

I added a buckle for the little one so she can get them on and off easily to go to the bathroom.  Worn this way, with the back wrapped over the front, she doesn't have to undo the ties for the front half to go.  Just drop down the back and the front part stays out of the way!

thank you so much for a tut.  I gotta go get me some fabric now.   Tongue

and what a cute idea for the kiddies!!!  that would make it a cinch for while they're potty training.  Smiley
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