I figured it out!


I have been sewing up exercise clothes in a frenzy lately and looking at what’s on line and in the stores and therefore the most fashionable.  I found a pretty gathered fold over waistband on a pair of $62.00 (Canadian) name brand yoga pants and I just wanted them – not for $62.00 though!  I borrowed a pair from a friend and examined them closely.  Then I started…


I bought a small piece of beautiful orange polyester/spandex that just felt SOOO soft!  I cut some wide elastic to fit my waist comfortably and cut the orange just as long, plus seam allowances (as you can see, both are on the fold), and 3 times the width of my wide elastic.  I marked the fold line so that I would know where to sew on my  skinny 1/8″ elastic.


1/8″ elastic sewed on.  I held it stretched over my drawn on fold line and zigzagged over it and then when done it sprang together.  I was careful to not sew it on where the wide elastic was to be attached.  I don’t want gathers there.


I then sewed the orange waistband on to the top of my pants.


Then I sewed my wide elastic on, sewing both edges of it.  A small zigzag stitch on the sewing machine was able to sew it all.


Next I folded the waistband down to meet up with the top of my pants and started pinning.  I had some extra seam allowance on the orange waistband so I just cut it off before sewing.


Almost there…


I top stitched the top and bottom of the orange waistband and anything else I could find as that orange thread was such a great colour!  ALL DONE!

What next?

Stay tuned!

9 thoughts on “I figured it out!

  1. Getting myself to exercise may be easier if I looked like a million bucks doing it. I may just have to rethink wearing my husband’s old shorts and a t-shirt (he refused to wear) that he got “free” from work.

    1. So you are hinting that you need a new outfit? No problem! Email me your measurements and favourite colours and I will do up a T and pants for you!

  2. Or you could just do up a T and shorts for me and I’ll look great watching TV…:)

    1. Silly girl!

  3. Those look geat – are you finding time to fit in the exercise to get them worn!

    1. LOL… not much! But now that that sewing frenzy is done, I can get my balance back again between sewing and exercising. Although I am already cutting out my next project!

  4. I know this is an older post, but I have a pair of yoga pants completed with the exception of the waistband. Like you, I’m looking for something ‘special’. I really like the one you’ve created here…thank you for sharing!

    1. Oh no problem! The best part is seeing what others do!

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