Joggers from oversized black sweatpants.

Joggers from oversized black sweatpants.

Sewing project, Joggers from oversized black sweatpants.

Have a black oversized pair of sweatpants, let me see if I can make them into a better looking and fitting pair of stylish joggers. Just going to be for wearing around the house, not making them for outside public wear.

My pant size is 32 – 34-inch waist, 28-inch inseam, the black sweatpants are an extra large, I measured them they are about 40-inch waist.

My hubby is a few sizes larger them me and does not like clothes are soon as they are not new locking, instead of tossing them or donating them, I usually get them and resize them or make something different out of them.

Chopped off the waistband and ankle cuffs and then cut about 6 inches off the width of the pant legs. and left the inner and crotch seam intact.

Used some bottom weight sport performance fabric for contact let panel inset for the outlet leg.

Went well, just did on mess up, sewed one of the hip panels upside down, had to do a bit of altering to fix the mixup.

My britches are too big, hehe tan cameo PJ's are a fitted pair. The black sweatpants are an extra large, a hand me down from my huddy. Going to make them into a better looking pair of joggers.

My britches are too big, hehe
tan cameo PJ’s are a fitted pair. The black sweatpants are an extra large, a hand me down from my Huddy. Going to make them into a better-looking pair of joggers. 

Going to remake a basic black pair of sweatpants into a better looking pair of black joggers.
Going to remake a basic black pair of sweatpants into a better-looking pair of black joggers.

I like to repurpose clothes and get a bit more wear out them before sending them to the landfill.

Cut off the ankle cuffs, waistband and 6 inches off the width of each leg.
Cut off the ankle cuffs, waistband and 6 inches off the width of each leg.

 

I cut the knee area out, going to make some textured knee pad areas.
I cut the knee area out, going to make some textured knee pad areas.

 

using a twin needle to add some pintucks to knee pad area
using a twin needle to add some pintucks to knee pad area

 

Almost done with pintucking,
Almost done with pintucking,

 

All of the paices are cut and layed out, time to assemble them
All of the pieces are cut and laid out, time to assemble them

 

Calf legs are done, used a bottom weight sport performance fabric fro the inset panel, it will go to the outdie of leg.
Calf legs are done, used a bottom weight sport performance fabric fro the inset panel, it will go to the outside of the leg.

 

hip/body part of pant assembled.
hip/body part of pant assembled.

 

Oops, I sewed one of the accent panels on upside done, they are to be 6 inches at the top and 4 inches at the knee.
Oops, I sewed one of the accent panels on upside done, they are to be 6 inches at the top and 4 inches at the knee.

 

Messed up, the side panel on jogger build, are supposed the be 6 inches wide at top and taper to 4 inches at the knee, did one correct, the other I sewed it upside down, 4 inches at the top and 6 inches at the knee

I do need to take in at the knee and add a triangle inset at the top to get to correct measurements

The knee opening should be 12 inches

 

Correct leg, opening should be 12 inches.
Correct leg, the opening should be 12 inches.

 

Wrong leg, opening is 16 inches, should be 12 inches.
The wrong leg, the opening is 16 inches, should be 12 inches.

 

Had to take in the knee area, with a simple dart.
Had to take in the knee area, with a simple dart.

 

Need to let out the hip/waist measurement, so added a simple triangle
Need to let out the hip/waist measurement, so added a simple triangle
Attaching the knee pad areas to legs.
Attaching the knee pad areas to legs.

 

Knee pad/bands are attached.
Knee pad/bands are attached.

 

Added ankle cuffs, 2.25 inch wide elastic, and some fold over elastic to edge finish the elastic.
Added ankle cuffs, 2.25 inch wide elastic, and some fold over elastic to edge finish the elastic.
Waistband, is just sewn in elastic and a few row of topstitching, Topstitching was done with the triple stretch stitch.
The waistband is just sewn in elastic and a few rows of topstitching, Topstitching was done with the triple stretch stitch.

 

Done a better looking pair of joggers from a pair of oversized black sweatpants.
Done a better looking pair of joggers from a pair of oversized black sweatpants.

 

The seams don't line up, they are nice fitting and comfortable, to wear around the house.
The seams don’t line up, they are nice fitting and comfortable, to wear around the house.

 

New life for a pair of black sweatpants, casual joggers
New life for a pair of black sweatpants, casual joggers

 

He's got legs and he knows how to use them, hehe
He’s got legs and he knows how to use them, hehe

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