Paperbag Pants Sewing Pattern

Stay comfortable but look stylish in this knit version of paperbag pants. Featuring an elasticized waist and tie sash. They are best in a heavier weight knit that holds its structure, like ponte.


Full Sizing Details: XXS - 5XL (Chest: 29" - 60", Waist: 23.5" - 59", Hips: 33.5" - 63")

Fabric Requirements: Full Length: XXS: 1.5m, S-L: 1.75m, XL-4XL: 2.5m, 5XL: 2.75m

See the Paperbag Pants pattern on the Ellie and Mac site.

Paperbag Pants Makes from the Web

Candice Ayala

[One change I would make is to] make the waist band a separate pattern piece from the entire pants, so that when I sewed the pants piece and the waist band together, I could use that seam line as my definite fold down line to be sure that my fold was symmetric.

Our notes: This lightweight crepe print makes these pants cool and comfy for summer. As the pictures show, they make great playclothes!

JaCaffa on reddit

Once you start the matching outfits you won't be able to stop!

Our notes: Same fabric, same pattern, but it never gets boring, just even cuter. These pants look comfy, and we love hearing that the sewist's children appreciate the hard work that goes into making so many outfits!

slutty_seamstress on reddit

if you’re questioning a paper bag waist... add a belt!

Our notes: These shorts have a great fit, including adjustments that a sewist learns after trying out many different styles. The only way to learn is to sew more patterns!

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