Thursday, January 13, 2011

Maternity Pants - Do it yourself!

I am expecting my second child in 7 weeks!! When I was pregnant with my first baby it was the summer. I wore mostly skirts to work and capri's when off work. This time around it's winter! I can't get by with only skirts and capri's. I figured I would make my own maternity pants out of jeans that I loved and knew fit well.
I gathered my supplies: Thick elastic and some blue knit.
I started by unpicking the top waist band of the jeans I was going to use. I only had to do the belt loops and bottom seam of the waist band.
It wasn't hard to unstitch.

Not Pictured: - I then measured my elastic to the size I would need. I also measured the knit fabric to cover the elastic.

- I started out by sewing the knit fabric (right sides together) to the top of the jeans - all the way around. I then measured how much space I would need to insert the elastic and stitched a tube. I inserted the elastic and top stitched at the top and bottom of the elastic to prevent the elastic from rolling.

Finished product. These jeans are my favorite maternity jeans! It was a simple easy project I would do again if needed. It saved money because I already had the extra pair of jeans!!

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AllieMakes! said...

Great job! I hated maternity jeans when I was pregnant. I should have attempted this. I just wore my jeans all the way through. This would have been more comfortable! Genius of you!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

jamestownboys said...

lets see a picture with the pants on seesta!!!
:) :) :)