How to Make Palazzo Pants without a Pattern

How to Make Palazzo Pants without a pattern

I am always looking for ways to make clothes without a pattern.  These simple palazzo plants without a pattern are super simple to make and fun to wear.  You create the pattern on the fabric as you go. This tutorial will walk you through how to do it step by step.  I recently made a circle skirt without a pattern and some pajama bottoms without a pattern and now these pants.  This is a super simple beginner sewing project that anyone with basic sewing skills can make.  Make them as long or short as you like.  It is totally up to you.

I used charmeuse for this project that I purchased at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores.  I wanted a free flowing look and feel to my Palazzo pants and this fabric fit the bill. If you can’t find anything you like at your local fabric store head over to JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores online,  Fabric.com or onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you need for your project. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

What you will Need: How to Make Palazzo Pants without a Pattern

  • 1 1/2 yds of apparel fabric.  I used charmeuse for my project.
  • 2″ elastic to match your waist measurement
  • Standard sewing supplies

Step 1: Fold the Fabric in Half

Fold your Fabric in half length wise.  You should have a two folds on one side and a fold and two raw edges on the other.

Fold the fabrics

Step 2: Cut the top of the Fabric

Cut 4″ from the top of the fabric to use as the waist band.  Set aside.

Step 3: Mark the Measurements

Measure down 12″ from the raw edge side and make a mark.  Measure across 3 1/2″ toward the center and draw a line.  Take a ruler and draw a line from the short line to the top.  Draw a curve from the short line to the long line you just drew creating the crotch of the palazzo pants.

Step 4: Cut out the Crotch Area of the Palazzo Pants

Cut along the long line and the curve to create the crotch area.  Cut along the long folded edge that is on the raw edge side of the pants.


Step 5: Open the Pants and Stitch the Inner Seam

Open the pants.  Take each piece separately and stitch the inner straight seam using a 1/2″ seam allowance. The crotch remain unstitched.    Turn one leg right sides out.

Step 6: Stitch the Crotch

Place the leg that is right sides out inside the leg that is wrong side out so that they are right sides together.  Match the crotches.  Stitch the crotches together.  Turn right sides out.

Stitch the crotch

Step 7: Stitch the Waistband

Measure the waistband so that it is the same as the waistband on the pants.  Stitch the short ends together.  Place the waistband right sides together with the top of the pants and stitch it to the pants.  Turn the waistband to the wrong side.  Turn under the raw edges and stitch the waistband to the pants leaving an opening to insert the elastic.  Using a safety pin insert there elastic into the opening you left in the waistband.  Feed the elastic all the way through.  Sew the elastic short ends together.  Stitch the opening closed.

Stitch the waistband

Step 8: Hem the Palazzo Pants

Hem the pants to the length that you want them.  You are now finished with your palazzo pants without a pattern.

How to Make Palazzo Pants without a pattern

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