Turn your Basics Collection into a harem pants!
This is a super quick and easy pattern hack for you that you can apply to your Baby Basics or your Original Basics Collection. It’s also perfectly timed as we get ready to head into the cooler Autumn and Winter months. Adding some elastic to the hem of the long pants is a great way to keep wee babes comfy and steady as they go about their busy days learning to crawl and walk and harem pants look great on kiddos of all ages.
First, sew your long pants following the instructions, but when we’re sewing the hems on the pants, we’re going to leave a 5cm (2″) gap over the inner leg seam open, making sure to back stitch at the start and finish to hold the stitching closed.
Next, use the elastic cut guides (at the bottom of this post) and cut your elastic.
We’re going to use the same method as the waist bands, so attach one end of the elastic to a small safety pin.
Now thread your elastic through the hem casing and zig zag stitch the elastic ends together, ensuring they’re not twisted.
Finally, finish sewing the hems closed.
That’s it, you’re done!
A quick and easy way to sew harem pants using a pattern you already own!
Why not come share your finished harem pants over on Instagram and tag them with #babybasics or #heytherethreads so we can see!