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Topic: introducing... Pillowcase PANTS!! now with tutorial.  (Read 8392 times)
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« on: August 30, 2005 06:37:06 PM »

tutorial is down a couple posts. This is my first post.  And my first wearable project.  Being a little too big for the ubiquitous pillowcase skirt I depveloped pillowcase pants.  I used two pillowcases (totaling $1) from the local resale shop. I am in the midst of making another classier (i.e. not pj) pair.  I will show those prob. tommorrow. I can make a tute if you want it.

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2005 06:56:52 PM »

aaw those are great!! i would love a tutorial if you're willing to make one  Smiley
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2005 07:08:46 PM »

Cute ! I bet those are so 'comfy!"

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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2005 07:10:57 PM »

those are so cute!  and they look really comfy.

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2005 01:53:53 AM »

I love those.Reminds me of clamdiggers.Please add a tute.I could make and weear thopse as I am too big for a pillowcase skirt also. Grin

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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2005 11:58:44 AM »

Cooll idea!  They look like gaucho pants...so popular right now, and for good reason! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2005 06:12:07 PM »

Cooll idea!  They look like gaucho pants...so popular right now, and for good reason! Cheesy
yah that's what i thought too! good job!
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2005 06:13:22 PM »

nice, I love it.

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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2005 02:07:15 AM »

okay thats hot.  I woulde looooooooooooooooooove a tut on this.  Its nice to see the pillowcase be different things besides skirts ya know
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2005 05:58:45 AM »

Alright, a tutorial. I m giving it my best shot, just remember, I never promised you a rose garden.

Take the two pillowcases and remove the top seam (you can either cut it off or take a seam ripper to it.

So now you have two pillowcase tubes

Take a look at the comfy pants pattern on mediatinker.com for the next thing, In all honesty I just kinda eyeballed it.  But you can also take a pair of pants and fold them in half to trace the crotch seam (dont know what else to call it).  Usually pillowcases have one side with no seam; do this on that side. Remember you want an allowance of at least inch.

Pin and sew the two u shapes together. Do this outside to outside, so when your done you see a big pair of pants with no waist. You can serge sew or fold under this seam so that no raw edges unravel.  I personally just did a blanket stitch over it and that seems to have worked, takes a while though.

Now take the waist and fold it down about inch and press it with an iron. Fold that over and sew leaving about an inch opening to thread the elastic. (on second thought fold it larger if you use bigger elastic, mine was inch)  Cut the elastic a couple (like three) inches shorter than it would be to go around your waist with out being stretched.

Put a safety pin on the elastic and thread it through.

Sew the two elastic ends together. Very important you do the two (or three seams)

Finally shut the little hole you used to thread the elastic.

Thats it.
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