How to change to side seams on your Pirate Pants [harem pants pattern hack]

How to change to side seams on your Pirate Pants Harem pants pattern hack on sew4bub

I have been asked a few times lately if it is possible to make our Pirate Pants Pattern or our Free baby harem pants pattern with the seam at the side of the leg in stead of the center front and back.

Well, the short answer is yes!

The long answer is, a tiny pattern alteration to the Pirate Pants will make your pants easier to sew and sit better in the end.

So, here is what you do:

  1. The first thing you need to do, which I forgot to do in all of these tutorial pics (oops!) is remove the seam allowance from the center front/back seam. Then,
  2. Straighten up the center front/back seam so it can be cut on the fold and extend it upward slightlyHow to change to side seams on your Pirate Pants Harem pants pattern hack on sew4bub
  3. Take a right angle off the new extended line about 1 cm above the original top of the pattern pieceHow to change to side seams on your Pirate Pants Harem pants pattern hack on sew4bub
  4. Draw a curved line to join the new center front/back to the side seamHow to change to side seams on your Pirate Pants Harem pants pattern hack on sew4bub
  5. Now cut your pattern pieces on the new fold, sew your side seams then crotch seam then continue on with the pattern as per the original instructions.

If you make some Pirate Pants, be sure to grab some pics and hashtag them #SEW4BUB I would love to see your creations!

As always, thanks for reading.

Liz xx

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