Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sandbox Pants, Lined


Last week was pretty much a no go as far as sewing with a sick MG at home the entire week.  (Thank you for all the well wishes...she is doing much better!)  I did manage to trace off a few patterns and cut fabric in between taking care of the invalid.  And with another adult home this weekend to run interference, I was able to get back to the sewing machine and that long list of mine.

Check, Check, Check, Check...Sandbox Pants and long sleeve knit tops for my 2 young nephews are done!

Since my nephews live in a much colder climate than we do, I opted to line the pants with flannel.  It's really easy to do. 


Lined Tutorial

In a nutshell, you sew another pair of pants minus the pockets out of flannel.
 
 
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Press up the hems of both the main pants and the lining 1/2" to the wrong side.  With the lining turned wrong side out slide the lining into the pants matching all the seams.  Pin and then baste the top of the pants together.

 
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Then pin the lining to the pants at the leg openings.

 
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I used my presser foot as my guide and stitched my hem approximately 1/4" from the edge with the lining just a hair shorter than the main fabric.  Did you notice that I changed my thread color to match the flannel?  I left brown in the bobbin so that my stitching blends in with the fabric on either side. 
 
 
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Since the top of the pants are basted together, treat both layers as one and attach the waistband per the pattern instructions. 
 
Here's the finished pants:

 
Lined Sandbox Pants
 
If the pants are too long, they can be worn cuffed. Hopefully, the boys will like their new pants!




16 comments:

  1. These are fantastic! The next pair I make will be lined. :)

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  2. AGH!! SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!

    Seriously girl, I love these. Must make some for Sammo.

    xo

    Christy.

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    1. Bonus was that I've used up both of those cuts of flannel...K has a pair of pj pants cut out of the blue key print and P has a pair in the green one. Now I just need to sew those up!;)

      C

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  3. Definitely making these for my nephews next year :-)

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    1. If I thought we'd actually have a cold winter, I'd make a pair for my girls.;)

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  4. Very clever! Does that make them reversible? ... Though I guess that would put the ties on the inside if you went with the blue on the outside...

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    1. If you skipped the ties and did only elastic in the back (like you did on Jack's) they could be reversible. It might be a bit bulky if you did pockets on the reverse side and I'm not sure how comfortable the pockets on the solid side would feel against the skin. You could always leave them off though!


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  5. Awesome! Why did I never think of doing that... ♥

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    1. I've had lined pants on my mind recently...I've been trying to hunt down lined jeans for my husband.;)

      C

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  6. matching the thread is always a nice touch, I'm sure they will like their new pants :)

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  7. You are one nice Auntie! Great pants! Keep it up...

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  8. That is a really great idea! The flannel will help a lot to keep kids warm! I'll have to remember this!

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  9. Hopefully they do, Rachel! I like to match the thread in case my stitching gets a little wonky...it's better to blend.;)

    Thanks, Brittany! My husband loves his flannel lined jeans so I thought my nephews would like them too.

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  10. I keep meaning to make more lined pants! My little guy has two pair and I'm always looking for them. These turned out nicely I'm sure your nephews will love and be cozy in them.

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  11. We just had our first cold snap down south. I love the idea of lining the pants with flannel. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  12. Thank you for sharing this, Cindy! Do you think any special care needs to be taken with cutting or washing the flannel? Would you suggest sizing up or using a smaller seam allowance to account for the double thickness? Any tips for going over thicker seams?

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