Sewing Tutorial: How to make Harem Pants

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Whether you call them harem pants, salwar pants, hammer pants, or even parachute pants, this style of pant is among the easiest to draft a pattern for.

If you're an absolute beginner, in lieu of a separate waistband I'd recommend just folding the top over, sewing it shut, then either inserting an elastic or a drawstring. If you're unsure of this technique, try watching my video tutorial on bloomers, it's the same basic idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zfv3TqQFkg
If you want to make a salwar kameez, use the same technique, but use a drawstring instead of elastic. Indian clothing usually uses drawstring waistbands.

If you'd like something that looks a bit more professional, but is still easy enough for a beginner, use an elastic waistband like I use in the video. I didnt go into much detail about it, but it's almost the exact same waistband as in my video on leggings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duyJ4ILQfxE

If you're wanting to make a polished looking pair of peg-legs, and are using a non-stretchy fabric, try the waistband mentioned in my circle skirt video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQOPfZJZHh0
and in my box pleated skirt video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJUuxOTkbRE
and in my dirndl style skirt video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQqUI-GjEDE

If you're using this tutorial to make a bellydance costume, or just want something a bit more low-rise, then use a curved, wide waistband. Check out my knife pleated skirt tutorial for details on that sort of waistband: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLwnRpW8Ejw

And remember that if you're not doing an elasticized or drawstring waist, that you'll need to use a zipper or some sort of other closure to allow you to get in and out of the pants (I'd recommend it at the side or back seam so it's hidden, but you could also do like a zipper fly).


Anyway,I hope you enjoy whatever style of harem pants you succeed in making. Thank you so much for watching my video. If you enjoyed this tutorial, please consider subscribing.