I first made my pattern. I couldn’t find my old pattern so I traced a pair of pants that fit her well and found out that they were the same size as a sheet of construction paper. So to recreate this pattern I could fold a piece of paper in half and use the edge of a plate to create a curve for their legs. Seems too easy but it worked for me. I then took some new flannel receiving blankets and folded them in half. I placed the bottom of the pants on the fold. This makes no seam to irritate her on the bottom. Then fold the cloth to where the top is in the inside and sew down each side from waist band to top of the leg opening and then turn them.
I just made these one layer thick but if you wanted to do two layers it would work too. Just cut two and after sewing the sides together place them with their top sides facing each other on the inside and sew around leaving a small opening to turn. Then you have two layers.
I tried three different methods of adding the fold over elastic but this is the one I liked best. I held the elastic on the edge of my fabric with the top of the elastic touching the top of the fabric. I slighting stretched the elastic as I used a zigzag stitch to sew around the whole thing and then flipped the elastic up. Don’t hold it too tight because you don’t want it to cut into the little one’s skin.
I’m just a multi-passionate Christian mom of three, who sews, crochets, crafts, and creates printable and educational materials. I love working in photography, digital art, graphics, and all things crafting. The LORD is my guide as I blog about my life.