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  • Thank you so much for this great tutorial, I have just started sewing again and I think this looks a fantastic starter project. Can’t wait to get started.

  • I just cut up my first Spoonflower order to make these only to realize while sewing that having matching front and back pieces doesn’t mirror the human body. Do I rip them apart? I don’t have enough fabric to start over, maybe I can modify one of the pieces to be the front. I don’t have enough sewing knowledge to figure it out.

    • Hi Marci,

      Thanks for your question! The front and back pieces are traced using just the back of the jeans for loose fitting lounge pants. If you’d like, you can trace the front and back side of your jeans but we do not suggest tracing just the front side of your pants for both sides. Please don’t hesitate to send us an email at help@spoonflower.com if you have any other questions!
      -Meredith from Spoonflower

  • Thank you Katie! This was so easy that my children and I were able to make Christmas loungepants at the last minute for their class Christmas party. We will be making lots more of these.

  • Susan Polivka

    This is awesome….can’t wait to make a pair! I was thrilled to receive your catalog in my mail box …… Thanks for sharing!

  • There is a really simple Simplicity pants pattern – 8022- that is1 piece. I’ll spend $2 on the pattern before I waste time tracing an old pair of pants.

    • Why be such a negative voice on this free tutorial so graciously offered? Take your nastiness elsewhere.

      • Cecille Whyte

        Agreed. Read and move on. A piece of garment that fits well is 100% guaranteed to make a better pattern than buying Simplicity or any other patterns. Great tutorial. However I agree with Meredith’s comment.
        Although using the back as the pattern saves time.

      • Cecille Whyte

        Agreed. Read and move on. A piece of garment that fits well is 100% guaranteed to make a better pattern than buying Simplicity or any other patterns. Great tutorial.

    • Blenda Risteen

      I get where you’re coming from, but I have to say the Simplicity pattern you mentioned actually costs over $10 (not $2). Also, I’ve wasted a lot of time and fabric trying their patterns in the past only to realize that their patterns were missing pieces, had incorrect directions and/or sizing issues.

  • Melissa Miles

    Do you think this would work with active wear pants using the Sports Lycra fabric? Oh the possibilities if so!

  • Great idea, don’t have to spend
    Big bucks on paper patten
    Thx for turtorial
    Can’t wait to start on my new pj
    Bottoms

  • Love the tutorial. Going to make at least 2 pair for my husband – oh how tired I am of his dull gray sweat pants, and a couple of pairs for myself because I’m short and hate taking up hems.

    • Ditching his dull gray sweatpants in favor of custom printed fleece loungewear sounds like a great idea to us, Robin. Definitely make a few for yourself 😉

    • We’re very happy that you enjoyed it! Don’t forget to show us when you’re finished–upload to your favorite social media app and tag us!

  • SANDRA WEINBERG

    liked the project , so you copy a pair ofpants on material . what if I took old pajama bottom could I trace that

    • Hi Sandra,

      Yes, you can use a pair of your favorite pajama pants as a template. Thanks for taking a look!